I Can’t Breathe, Momma…

~ for George Floyd ~ breathing how miraculous! ever-present, reliable, obedient quietly keeping us all alive inhale, exhale, inhale exhale rhythmical, dependable feeding us with life-giving oxygen removing carbon dioxide in and out, in and out in and out I can't breathe... Momma!... Momma!... I can't... breathe... I'm... through... .... ... .. . Dear George … Continue reading I Can’t Breathe, Momma…

A Slow Morning

🙂 To hear this poem, use the player below. 🙂 A Slow Morning by Paul Raworth Bennett Still in bed, half past seven, I've been sleepless since four Peering through the darkness at my watch With its pale, glowing face and black, blurry hands Tunneling beneath the sunrise and taunting me Soft grey light seeps … Continue reading A Slow Morning

Happy Floppy Puppy Play

by Paul Raworth Bennett Come on Bing, let's play! Let's play, Bingo. C'mon!! Kisses! C'mon… kisses! That's a boy! That's a boy!... Hug time!… hrrr..rrr… hrrr… hrrr… C'mon Bing, c'mon, let's play!... Floppy, floppy, puppy kisses! rrrr…! rrrr…! arrr..rrr!... Hug time! Come on! Attaboy! hrrr…! RUFF!! Okay... alright... okay…Bingo! hrrr... arrr... Ruff! RUFF! Bingo, that's … Continue reading Happy Floppy Puppy Play

You!

🙂 To hear this poem, use the player below. 🙂 You! by Paul Raworth Bennett ~~~ for my son... Happy 23rd Birthday!  ~~~ My hand glided over your mother's beautiful, swollen belly Feeling your kicks and taps We sang you lullabies and read you stories while You explored your warm, liquid cocoon Nine months of excitement, … Continue reading You!

Kisses Conquering

🙂 To hear this poem, use the player below. 🙂 Kisses Conquering by Paul Raworth Bennett ~ for Bingo ~ Poochie's sleeping, my legs snuggling His head's resting, rarely stirring Maybe dreaming, quietly sighing Dawn approaching, room is brightening Birdsong starting, breezes flowing Sleepy eyes opening, sideways lying First not moving, now I'm stretching My … Continue reading Kisses Conquering