Last night I fell asleep

before you came home.

I dragged the dog out for a walk

but he hates the cold as much as I do.

He pissed all over the kitchen floor,

he despises being alone.

He ate snacks before bedtime

wallowing in loneliness.

You wanted to have sex

while I had creative writing on my mind.

My blue journal sprawled between

my thighs,

I want my head there, you said.

My pens took precedence

Patience was playing from my phone

I ignored you. I fought your lights.

You take it personal, but I’m a writer

and you know that I can’t interrupt

my flow. Sex came and went,

making love is for another lifetime.

I took the kids out for dinner

ate avocado rolls

veggie burgers

St.Louisbourg burger

with onion rings.

I said, it’s hard to be an artist

to be in a relationship,

I am preparing them

for the heartache, but it’s

Too late.

If the one you’re with

does not understand what a woodnote is

or what defines you.

It’s a natural musical tone

or the song of

some bird

no one cares about trees

nature is becoming extinct.

The young and old have their heads

filled with useless information

school shootings

young wolves writing poems

academia taking the back seat

poets knocking on your door

I am locked in;

dead children

another statistic.

Here we are sleeping together

never at the same time

chaos in our fear.

Writing prompt: word: Woodnotes



  1. vishalbheeroo · February 16, 2018

    Every word is expressive about the soul’s inclination vs intimacy vs freedom. Superbly written!

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Denise Carruthers · February 18, 2018

    wow, this is just superb writing flows into me, makes me feel like I am being allowed a peep into your world. thank you.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. poetryinspired · February 18, 2018

    A rare gem you have created here, awesome post and insurmountable blog ☺️

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chrissy · February 19, 2018

      Oh thank you so much for reading my poem and blog. I appreciate it so much! Do you write?

      Liked by 1 person

      • poetryinspired · February 19, 2018

        Yes, over at poetryinspired.com would love to have you write a poem for us we could feature 🌟📝 your really good ☺️

        Liked by 1 person

      • Chrissy · February 19, 2018

        Oh how nice! Thank you!

        Liked by 1 person

  4. Joseph Pinto · February 19, 2018

    Excellent!!!!! 🙂 xo

    Liked by 1 person

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