My Poetry

Coming Full Circle

posted Jul 10, 2018, 11:47 AM by Thomasina Cruz

In the quest to 

find ourselves 

we move outward 

and away from

the essence 

of who we are. 

But it’s in that journey 

that we are given 

the eyes to see, 

that when we return 

to ourselves once more 

we may recognize

the beautiful and the divine 

which has always been within.

Existential Crisis in the Bathroom

posted Jul 5, 2018, 10:53 AM by Thomasina Cruz   [ updated Jul 5, 2018, 10:53 AM ]

On Her Pillow In the Morning

posted Aug 31, 2010, 8:28 PM by Thomasina Cruz   [ updated Jul 5, 2018, 12:52 PM ]

When I Am Dead, My Dearest (a cynical perspective)

posted Nov 27, 2008, 10:05 PM by Thomasina Cruz   [ updated Sep 1, 2010, 7:36 AM ]

In Homage to Christina Rossetti

Be forewarned, when I am dead

I shall give my heart away,

And my eyes, and my kidneys too.

Let them burn the rest!


Be forewarned, when I am dead

I will not love you, or miss you.

I will not hear your cries of sorrow

Or share your simple joys.


Be forewarned, when I am dead

I will not be watching over you.

I will not hear your silent prayers.

I will know nothing, feel nothing,

            Be nothing,


On a brilliant summers eve...

posted Nov 27, 2008, 10:03 PM by Thomasina Cruz

how I long to find myself in a field of wild flowers

beneath the stars and half round moon

barefooted in the dew

laughter on my lips

a sparkle in my eye

catching fireflies between my palms

and whispering secrets 

to be borne on beating wings 

until they reach the sky



posted Nov 27, 2008, 10:01 PM by Thomasina Cruz   [ updated Jul 10, 2018, 4:00 AM ]

The moon hangs low in the sky tonight, 

like ripe fruit ready to be plucked. 

If I could but reach just a little farther, 

standing on the tips of my toes, 

fingers reaching towards the heavens, 

I'd have a moonberry for my dinner;

dense and sweet, 

dark juices running down my chin.

Humpty Dumpty Died in My Arms One Night

posted Oct 27, 2008, 5:15 PM by Thomasina Cruz   [ updated Aug 31, 2010, 7:37 PM ]


You fling your words out carelessly

Slamming them hard into me

Taking my breath away

Breaking my thin skin

Shaking my bones

‘Till I fall apart in your arms

Surrendering to your violent love for me


You call the king, he calls his men

But no one can put me back together again

Spiders in My Brain

posted Oct 24, 2008, 5:46 PM by Thomasina Cruz   [ updated Oct 24, 2008, 5:47 PM ]

Like the Old Lady
I swallowed a fly
But I know why
I swallowed that fly

	‘Cause there’s spiders in my brain
	Running round my head
	Making brain matter sandwiches
	To picnic on my stem

Spider webs to catch my thoughts
Spiders munching up my youth
Spiders coursing through my veins
Hair a thousand spiders’ legs

	When I look into the mirror
	What do I find?
	A thousand spiders’ eyes
	Staring out through mine

Spider webs abound
Catching all that flies
Catching all the flies
	I don’t know why
	I swallowed a fly
	I guess…  I’ll… die…

Erroneous Knight (a recurring dream)

posted Oct 24, 2008, 5:44 PM by Thomasina Cruz   [ updated Sep 1, 2010, 8:11 AM ]

I wanted to be your knight in shining armor

I climbed the long stairs to face your demons for you

I tried to bear the pain but they knew just how to torture a man


So I waited on the landing for you

And when you appeared at the top of the stairs

You were radiant in your flowing white gown


As you descended, blood dripped from the hem of your lace

And from the tips of your fingers

How can you love me still?

First Kiss

posted Oct 24, 2008, 5:43 PM by Thomasina Cruz   [ updated Oct 24, 2008, 5:44 PM ]

When the sun kisses the sea

It reminds me of me

And of you


Touching tentatively at first

Testing the waters

Than jumping full in

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