July 20, 2011

Summer Storm

Angry sky
dark
ominous
rumbling threats of violence

Lightning
ripping
tearing the heavens
chasing away the peaceful summer

Raindrops
slapping the earth
slowly at first
increasing rapidly
becoming a cacophonous downpour

Wind screaming
Dark sky roaring
bellowing at the insignificance
of
Everything


copyright © 2011 Kevin Routh

July 11, 2011

Dialogue

“What the hell do you think you’re doing?”
            click
“You stupid bitch, I could’ve told you that thing wasn’t loaded.  Now give it to me before I kick your ass again…”
            click
“You’re pushing your luck woman.  Just because I knock you around now and then…”
            click
“Stop it now!  You know I never hit you unless you deserve it!”
            click
            click
“That does it!  You should’ve given me that gun when you had a chance, because now I’m gonna beat the crap out of…”

copyright © 2011 Kevin Routh

July 5, 2011

untitled

the girl
i love
tries desperately
to stay
above water
not to drown
in the choppy river

i want
more than anything
to rescue her
from the rough water
which threatens
to engulf her
but i do not know how

the only thing
i can do
is to swim out to her
i must try to hold on to her
and keep her afloat

i grab her hand
i scream at her
hold on!
don’t give up!
but i feel her fingers
slipping
slipping


copyright © 2011 Kevin Routh

July 1, 2011

The Most Important Thing

If, perchance, I had to choose
what in my life
would be too painful to lose –
it wouldn’t be money
or cars, as such,
not even my life or my health
mean as much
as the most important thing to me;
and in the end,
that thing is you -
my very best friend.


copyright © 2011 Kevin Routh
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