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Poetry Series: No. 6 – “Awake”

Awake © 2011 Leslie I. Benson From “Emerging: A Collection of Poems” Available for purchase on Blurb.com. buddha saves us because of what he knows from the void he awakens chanting to me from behind closed eyes a dreamless paradox transforming my existence from a sacred foundation anointed in prophecy i ascend into vision and… Continue reading Poetry Series: No. 6 – “Awake”

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Poetry Series: No. 5 – “Shards of Glass”

Shards of Glass © 2011 Leslie I. Benson From “Emerging: A Collection of Poems” Available for purchase on Blurb.com. You are within my reach yet you are unreachable. These shards of glass in my eyes blur you. I want to see you clearly so my hands trace the lines of your face. The contours lead… Continue reading Poetry Series: No. 5 – “Shards of Glass”

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Poetry Series: No. 4 – “From Mind to Pen”

From Mind to Pen © 2011 Leslie I. Benson From “Emerging: A Collection of Poems” Available for purchase on Blurb.com. The words ripple through me bubbling like geyser water and earthy steam below malleable skin Electric words shoot adrenaline through blood, thin bursts of stimulated nerves, fibers standing on end, illuminating red, flashing on off… Continue reading Poetry Series: No. 4 – “From Mind to Pen”

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Poetry Series: No. 3 – “Armor of a Sullen Girl”

Armor of a Sullen Girl © 2011 Leslie I. Benson From “Emerging: A Collection of Poems” Available for purchase on Blurb.com. With devilish Shirley Temple curls loyal old friend you pierced me with melancholy single mother you pierced me with tattooed married swinger you pierced me the daughter the son you hid the girl who… Continue reading Poetry Series: No. 3 – “Armor of a Sullen Girl”