While You Were Away (Collaboration)

My contribution to a collaborative poem by Neha from the blog, ForgottenMeadows

You can find the entire collaboration here


Visited pockets of myself

That I often neglect

Sorrow, tears,

Anger, Regret

Pieces of Michael’s set

An entire conglomerate

At any rate,

I’m inclined to rewind

So you take witness, of what it took,

For me to be here,

The pre-requisite grind

… While you were away


– Original-Dante ©2016



The Wrong Kind Of Anchor.


By all means,

Show weakness,

Vent your frustrations.

If you want to,

Take it a step further

And shed a few tears even.

But please,



Drag me down with you.

– Original-Dante ©2016

Photograph by: aerendial

The Muse Window.


First 48 with the pen

Needlessly pressurizing myself

As though

The muse window

Is as small

As a needle’s eye.

– Original-Dante ©2016

Photograph by: piecesOfsky

Wishes Vs Reality.


As much as I wish

To take credit

For the tap dancing you hear

In the background

All praises

Are to be directed

To nature’s downpour.

– Original-Dante ©2016

Photograph by: BartoZ

Ink With An Infinity Sign.


Subtract the supposedly  bright future

And by process of elimination

Its a really dark place

Where the words and thoughts

Can take you.

The Area 51 of the mind

A dark zone

Unbeknownst to ones’ self


Until you rebirth the slick

With every bit of ink

In your possession;

Giving the canvas

The most elaborate tattoo.

Clad in white

Fighting the darkness

With countless lines

Coming from a fountain pen

Engraved with an infinity sign

I balance the spectrum.

– Original-Dante ©2016

Photograph by:  Hengki24

Terms And Conditions.


What am I doing

If I accept things

As they are?


To a predetermined formula …

Perish the thought.

– Original-Dante ©2016

Photograph by: Freerunner1989

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