why write?

I have to write what I hear in my head, what I dream in my sleep, what my bones ache to express.

My poems tell stories of strength, love, regret, disobedience, loss, hope, redemption, and whatever whispers.

—Cindy B. Stevens

Books Available

My first collection of poetry, Naked, is available for $12.00 at http://mainstreetragbookstore.com/product/naked-cindy-stevens/


For local readers, books are also available at:

Purple Crow Books in Hillsborough, NC

The Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC



14 May 2021

a w a k e

I thought I was finished with this 3 syllable 12 line poem; but, I’m not entirely satisfied with the eleventh line. 




Here’s part of “awake”:

 

I’m awake

in the moon

tonight she

watches me

she does not

laugh she does 


© 7 May 2021

Cindy B. Stevens

 

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08 May 2021

her breath

 


This poem, “her breath”, is still tangled, trying to work itself out.  Here are two stanzas:

 

I touch her in the night

when her breath is so quiet, it’s

almost

not there

I lay my hand on her belly

it rises

falls

 

she starts her sleep at her edge of the mattress

ends in the middle

programed to not cross that line

on her back

left side

her right

all on her side of the bed

she doesn’t give herself

permission

to crowd me

when she dreams

 

© 25 April 2021

Cindy B. Stevens

 

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02 May 2021

tough



Here’s the start of a recent poem, currently titled “tough”:


I’m not tough enough for us

hot asphalt calloused feet

where I can’t walk

scratched knees

where I fall

I pray

plead

bargain

with my savior

tell your death angel

pass us by

don’t breathe on us

 

© 25 April 2021

Cindy B. Stevens


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