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Journey #poetry #book #series

This is the third part in my series, published in Inhale the Night and Sleeping with Earth. The upcoming part will be in an eBook released by Darcia Helle this spring.

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Journey

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Leanne heard them lecture

her on what it meant to be a

strong woman. But she felt

strong handcuffed to the bed….

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Waiting for jail,

or more interrogations…

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she saw flashes

of the Firebird she crashed

into the lake

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because he said he loved it

more than her.

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Now, it seemed so

juvenile…

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he was never worth

a moment (or fake

orgasm)

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she pleased herself

before the lights came on

and it was almost enough

to forget –

her child.

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he could go to hell for

all she cared

but Journey was

a loss

clawing at her throat

each morning-

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if Gene had never

drank that night,

or she confronted him…

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a bottle would not be

smashed against her head and

Journey would be

in Kindergarten

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it wasn’t her fault.

they all told her he was trash.

and she had left him

years too late.

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now, he came to see her

with his lawyer

and she agreed to

let him have the ring –

a parting gift

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laced with every poison

she could find.

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Ben Ditmars © 2019

The World Famous Haikube Post

Two weeks ago at IndieVengence Day book signing in Frisco, Texas I asked some of the most talented poets I know to help me write haiku with blocks known as Haikubes. These blocks have words and phrases to arrange into 5-7-5 syllables. I was very grateful for their hard-work and support.

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Haikube by Mary Ann Moody
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Haikube by Ben Ditmars
haikube3
Haikube by John M. Moody
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Haikube by Susie Clevenger and Ben Ditmars
haikube7
Haikube by Clay Giles
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Haikube by Terri Malek and Ben Ditmars
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Haikube with James William Peercy
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Haikube by Melissa Miller Zaro
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Haikube by Amber Jerome Norrgard

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Rotten Leaves

Every month I meet with my poetry group, as part of The Mid-Ohio Fine Art Society. We discuss crazy revenge stories and share poetry. It’s a lot of fun and if you’re in the Marion Ohio area, I encourage you to join us. You can find the Facebook group here. During the last meeting three of our members, including me, wrote a short poem together. I would like to share it with you today.

Poem composed by Agnew Pickens, Pilar Edler, and Ben Ditmars.

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rotten leaves decaying on the ground
better than tomatoes
in the summer
the worms that turn rejoice
in the musky smell
they leave behind for spring’s return
feeding my loins…
with rich nutrients storage
the air once hot and heavy
now frosted
preserving the promise
that our love
will return.

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