She shied away about her light,
Not yet able to understand
Beauty behind its pulse. Read more

Search Words

Fire and longing
Reach from your words,
Searching, yearning, aching
For her inmost light.
Deep moans unclothe
Dark yet cosmic secrets
Of desired entanglement
To dance within all
mist and moonbeams
of Midnight’s sensuousness.

What you seek found you.

© C.I.Mues

Finding the Lost Kid

All seems to have escaped.

Look inside to recapture all wonder

not lost. What never left, rests intact.

Simple curiosity and imagination,

feeling playtime within its new skin,

await as only equipment necessary

to rekindle love, laughter, thunder or

loosen hidden waterfalls enchanted.

Once again rising strong, personal truth

awakened to an original purpose.

© C.I. Mues


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Magic Elixir

Sometimes gentle silence
is the best elixir
for those moments
not anticipated
shocking fragility
of any human’s soul.

© C.I.Mues


#napowrimo #glopowrimo Day 27 | #nevergiveup #poetymonth #poem

Is It Your Story?

Today marked the one-year anniversary since the passing of musical artist, Prince. I decided to create a poem inspired by one of his earlier songs, called Controversy. It has stayed with me since I first heard it as a rebellious thirteen-year-old.

I just can’t believe all the things people say
Controversy
Am I black or white, am I straight or gay?
Controversy
Do I believe in god, do I believe in me?
Controversy…

~Prince, from album, Controversy

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Waking by Ursula LeGuin

If you are undergoing change in your life, this poem is for you. Though referring to the female persona, I always felt this poem addressed anyone experiencing personal transformation. Never give up who you are or your dreams. ~ C.I. Mues

Waking: Two Poems
by Ursula K. LeGuin

I.
Drifting on the April river
of the dark, sweet winds
broken by birdsong rapids,
I am borne to daylight.

II.
In the grey cocoon of light the mind
finds metamorphosis,
makes from the wreck of what she was
the wings of what she is.

Photography by Connor McSheffrey (Licence)