“Red Cardinal, Black Feather”

Red cardinal,
black feather,
storm clouds,
sunny weather.

Nerves of steel,
back straight.
They may laugh
but it’s too late.

Red cardinal,
black feather,
broken bones,
red strings sever.

Feelings high,
the rest low.
Queen’s don’t always
dress in gold.

Red cardinal,
black feather,
heart of ice
with a liquid center.

So many
broken bones…
and children laughing,
throwing stones.

Red cardinal,
black feather.
Lopsided crown
never looked better.

She’s too good
for this world.
Straightened rose glasses
from a vision once twirled.

Red cardinal,
black feather.
She decides
to be better.

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©2020 Jai Lynn

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“Heartbreak Boy”

Shutters closed,
floors bare,
dark house,
your kingdom of despair.

Halogen lights
watermelon rinds
your real kingdom
has straight lines.

Two sides,
two yous
one heart
shaded in dark blues.

It’s so obvious
to those who care.
Your soul’s in need
of desperate repair.

Tired eyes,
silent cries
you are
dead inside.

(Why don’t you change?)

(How do I fix you?)

(I shouldn’t have to fix you.)

When
will
you
realize?

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©2020 Jai Lynn

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“Where Is the Eye?”

I thought
I could handle
it
when I wished
for you.

I just
wanted a friend.
Someone
to be around.
Someone
to hold onto.

It didn’t matter
if you liked
me back.
I just thought
being near you
would be enough.

And it was…
for a bit.

Who knew
feelings
of a drizzle
could grow
into the rain
of a storm
that would spin
and spin
and pour
and pour
until I realized
all my thoughts
were drenched with
you.

I was naive.

My heart
can’t handle
this hurricane.

And you
have no idea
that I’m drowning.

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©2020 Jai Lynn

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Announcement! Radiate Literary Publication

Hey guys!! Just a quick update. Radiate Literary, an online literary journal focusing on promoting young voices, asked me to submit a poem for their site and it went live today!

Here’s the link to check it out: “Song of the Violin”

I wrote the first draft of this piece years ago but I recently came across it and revamped it. It plays with how music echos the moments of our life. If you have some time, give it a look!

Till next time,

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“A Moment”

I don’t believe
in coincidences.

There was no
before
and definitely no
after.

All that
is clear
is this.

From across
the room
we locked eyes.

In two breaths
we were
together
toe to toe
and
eye
to eye.

On the tips
of my sneakers,
and you
leaning down
I whispered
the question
to you.

I swear
you were
dazed
and I knew
I was
mesmerized.

When you
answered
the world
stopped.

But then reality
struck
and the world
of onlookers
came back
into focus.

I darted away
and you
retreated too.

All the rest
was a blur
but I knew
you felt it
too.

It was a moment.

Just one moment.

If
there is
nothing else
at least
we have that for

some things
are just
meant
to
be.

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“See You Again”

Hey you…
I think
we’ve met
before.

Don’t be
so shy.
You remember
me
I see it
in your eye.

Don’t be
so stiff.
I promise
I won’t bite
that hard.

Oh you’re busy,
I see.
I’m busy
too.

We keep
meeting
and running
into each other
but the greetings
aren’t long.

Your job
is demanding
your time
and
my work
is crying
for attention.

But then
we find
each other
once again.

Until
she
is calling
your name
and he
is calling
mine.

We’ll see
each other
again.

I know
that
to be true.

Maybe then
timing
will be
on our side.

Goodbye,
my dear.
But just
for now.

Life’s
not through
with our story.

Maybe next time
it will
be different.

So for now,
I’ll wish you luck
and you’ll
do me the same.

I’ll meet you
when I meet you
but for now
it was just
nice
to see you
again.

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“The Sun”

Made of fire
and of light
the sun is always
eliminating night.

When I’m outside,
and there’s no rain,
heat on my skin
gives no pain.

I feel more alive
than I’ve ever known
like a bright star
who’ll never turn to stone.

So why is it
when the light
gradually leaves
from my sight

that my energy,
once high and strong,
fumbles and dies
as the shadows turn long.

A child of the sun,
a warrior of the light,
without that warmth
I lose all my fight.

I’ve become the sun
thriving with the day
and then bowing to the dark
with nothing left to say.

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©2020 Jai Lynn

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“It’s So Funny”

Ha ha ha!

It’s been
four months
since I’ve seen you last

when there was ice
in the air
and biting frost
grazing through my hair

but you were warm
like the sun,
warming my cold,
I know we had fun.

Now you’re back
and it’s summer
but I
don’t really
know how to explain.

Something’s cool
in your smile
and it’s starting
to show
that you’ve changed.

Was I just
something
to pass the
snowy time?
A chip of ice
to cool down
your flame.

That blonde
you’re looking at
now is damn fine.
Looks like heat
is more within
your sight line.

I can see through
that facade
like a window
of cracked glass.

Seasons change,
connections don’t
last.

I guess
I was just
a cool breeze
to make the time
pass.

How funny.

Ha.
Ha.
Ha

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