Give Thanks (an acrostic poem)

Gifts of food and shelter were always welcome

I have been homeless for three years now

Vying for odd jobs and even odder places to sleep

Every day is a lesson in patience, humility, and humiliation

 

Today was no exception, even with the holiday

Have some breakfast at the shelter before heading out

Asking for loose change while finding recyclables

Now I sit on this bench wondering where my next day will lead

Knowing that I have little say in the matter

Still thankful for just being alive

Letting Go (an acrostic poem)

Little things matter, but you like to look at the big picture

Even if I told you I wanted the red one, you would get me the blue

The way you complete me leaves me shivering

That is you complete me like death completes life

I don’t know why I even opened the door to my heart to you in the first place

Now I want to evict you from my presence, but I keep giving you a stay from execution

Granting you another lease on my life

 

Got to learn from your mistakes and wash my hands of this mess

Out damned spot!  Out I say!

Monster (an acrostic poem)

Monica looked at her face in the mirror

Only she would notice the cracks in her facade

New wrinkles at the edges of her lips, eyes that had dark halos

Simples cosmetic touch ups here and there and the mask was complete

Twisting her feelings into a bun and putting an emotional wig over them

Everything seemed just perfect in the artificial bathroom light

Ready as she ever was going to be, it was time to face him for the last time