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The sky seduces me
fills my eyes.
Staring out at grey rains today
blessedly cooling
remembering white noons
brick red sunsets, lemon dawns
whales breaching, jellyfish jellying
wind in hair and lungs
exhilaration and joy
memories that tip toe in
hand in hand with all my loves and woes
happinesses, griefs.
I hum songs of the sky
her shadows and canvases
float in my own internal ocean
drift and dream.

Each time I see her, I am joy.


Copyright © 2020 Kim Whysall-Hammond



Angels and salamanders
glow softly behind my eyes
riot through my thoughts
gambol in the rainforest canopy
of my verdant soul

They play with my
sharded scattered dreams
yet scare away all nightmares
so salamanders can be
angels after all

Copyright © 2019 Kim Whysall-Hammond

Most people prefer angels to salamanders as symbols of the inspirational, although one is surely as wondrous as the other.”  Margaret Atwood