Prince of Rabbits

You have a thousand enemies, little rabbit,
all made the moment you came out
from beneath the safety of the earth.

How could you have known
about old, innocent blood on a far-away field

when your only thoughts
were of playtime in the sweet grass
as lush and green as your eyes could see?

The moon has seen
multitudes of pitiless horrors
play themselves out.

But it has also seen triumphs
and unforeseen beauty.

Feed yourself on those stories,
little rabbit, play to your strengths.

Keep a kind heart,
cultivate some cunning,

so that you may run with other rabbits
aware of, and delighted in, their power.

Make and find new stories,
Little Prince Unafraid
to Rebirth and Rename Himself—

stories of survival and joy to share
on cold, dark nights.

Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash

Song Choice: Baby Mine covered by Bonnie Raitt and Was not Was

Liner Notes for This Groove: This poem is linked to Poets and Storytellers United's Friday Writings Prompt. Today is also my Darling Youngest's birthday. Ren is 19 and I am proud of the young man he is becoming.


I like it
when an electric purr becomes a roar,
when shameless wails moan
in time with insistent rhythms.

I am not that complicated.
I just need
every note stroking the emotions
waiting to rise to my surface.

Song Choice: Do You Wanna Taste It by Wig Wam a.k.a. The Peacemaker Theme Song. Oh who am I kidding? The whole playlist is gold. It's been my aural happy place for the last couple of weeks.

Liner Notes for this Groove: This poem was created for Poets and Storytellers United's Friday Writings Prompt, Moments of Joy. Rosemary asked us to write about things that bring joy, no matter how small. I've always loved the big sound of 80's (and 80's inspired) glam metal. The soundtrack to the TV show Peacemaker is nothing but big, loud rock. The show has also made me smile and laugh, even though it had its sad points too.

Warmth Exists

Ceaseless wind scours
my lips raw on this winter day.
The sun does its best
to remind me warmth exists
if my will is to seek it.

Liner Notes for This Groove: This poem is linked to Poets and Storytellers United's Friday Writings post.