Lauren Lee

Lauren Lee

Poem Short Story: The gemini’s dump truck rumble 

Poem Short Story: The gemini’s dump truck rumble 

The thunderous whirring of a thousand metals Clacking into a chunky fluid sphere Giant abominations of crusted shards emanating a dusky glow Jagged eyes glare, squinting  Close her eyes — Look down — a tire burn burned millimeters from her open-toed flip flops lashes...

Poem: rockin’

Poem: rockin’

swish, goes the scraps into the trees long and gone, up to your kneeswrists twist, teeth clacks snapping in dissonant feelings of deepened anxiety ropes of gum collect, spillage springs from the lever, hurtling, slicing through the darkened sky a second ticking post –...

Poem: regret

Poem: regret

breaks into you collapse your arteries, implode your bones a dollop of essence sinks, sloshing in an airy primeval goblet set with dripping stones rimming blackened edges with hot wax post – one rusty vigorous shaker black ice crawls, swirls over the glazed solid the...

Poem: grim reaper’s webs

Poem: grim reaper’s webs

webbed row-by-row, hanging from pinpoints under the sky buildings of inky grey and black, swirls melting across their borders a shadow of what-if events drained away breathless, collapse on your back muted, lolls your head, hear the monitor beep… beep… beep… kicking...

Poem: the ocean’s lone grave

Poem: the ocean’s lone grave

graveyard of loss    battered skin with a rough dusting of salt  hangs dripping jeweled coral piercing the air from its shelter  tucked between braided waterlogged seagreen tresses  Burrowing heels between shifting mountains of sand cast storms of shells whisked...

Poem: stained jacket

Poem: stained jacket

dripping sunlight wrapped around drifting clouds golden threads shoot misty blues color yourself in happiness, brew     shatters of apple-green and blood-stained dew choked fists beats, then repeats    Spokes of buttery sparks leaves angle prints on the...

Poem: bleu

Poem: bleu

wrinkles shift beneath tattered sand bushy bristles curve in gentle slopes pointed high towards the evening sky       chirps crowd the dewy air  Mixed with the melody of a howl  hoots pierce the clouds, twisting and slipping between fluffy snow like a...

Poem: ‘Muted Night Terrors’

Poem: ‘Muted Night Terrors’

His glass-shard screams punctured the pulsing fleshy organ creaking left to right from a rope of bloody handkerchiefs streaks of fat and juice plunked onto a dilating glimmering circle as a gasp-like sigh echoed softly around the chamber – reverberating heavily within...

Poem: ‘Dusk Sighs Softly Once More’ Sijo

Poem: ‘Dusk Sighs Softly Once More’ Sijo

Young palm fronds peer over the fairy-glass waves of the turtle tarn Parallel golden strips lowers itself into the mirror pond Not a ripple in sight — a mask-draped chelonia sleeps inside     Explanation: The first stanza's palm fronds are probably not...

Poetry Two-Shot: Nature

Poetry Two-Shot: Nature

light rye flicker in the party's fairy lights padded feet fumble on the wooden porch planks stars shine in the leaf-shaped ruddy strokes A luminescent rose-leaf complexion peers over the sugar-dusted treetops    — striped waterfalls of withered blond strands...