Winds of Discord

The winds of discord are warm, arid, and empty;

Like the vacancy of places long since abandoned where the only thing louder than the silence is the eerie rustling of things left unsettled…

Unlike the fresh cool breezes of spring or the invigorating first flurries of winter these tepid dusty winds offer no comfort as they fail to lift and carry away the heaviness on my heart.

©Dani

Nov 15, 2021

Antiquities

May you never have to cry out in pain?

While navigating your life’s mundane…

And if you do I hope those who’re dear

Come running from places far and near

To guide you past agony and frustration

Of injuries present without explanation

I wish you sweet, gentle, speedy healing

This part of aging is less than appealing

©Dani

November 6, 2021

A Lack of Respect

Oh Southern crush name sake of my long ago distant past…

How many times must I kill you before you finally rest in peace?

Would that enlightenment comes to those who seek to resurrect you.

Forgive them for they know not what they do.

Or do they?

Sometimes people are intentionally cruel and willfully ignorant

and I have no use for either.

©Dani

10-19-2021

For our trans brothers and sisters and anyone who has experienced this brand of disrespect in regards to a legal name change.