Poetry

‘Our Innocent Sin’ and other poems by KJ Hannah Greenberg

By: KJ Hannah Greenberg

Our Innocent Sin

Danube’s green-leafed lilies,
Weser’s sapphire, silky skin,
Elbe’s pure auburn sunlight,   
                our innocent sin.

Hochblassen’s famous song birds,
Zugspitze’s awfully daunting din,
Wetterwandeck’s strident silence,
                          our innocent sin.

Hamburg’s sundry fishing wharfs,
Cologne’s caravans, its olden inns,
Stuttgart’s fully fanciful fountains,
                             our innocent sin.

I want to be your partner.
I want to share your smile.
Please stay around awhile.

###

My Besties Have Warts

What’s better than a friend?
Yet, my besties have warts.
No summer visit to the shore,
Nor a jaunt down town is more
Textured than their social norms.

In spite of everything, the politics
Of generosity leave culture a mystery;
All that gets kept back is “them” and “me;”
A potholed span my playmates will not see;
Our fellowship’s humbled when compromised.

Still, there’s nothing’s better than a chum.
Minus scowls left behind for remote castes
(Inactivate entities in some habitations do last.)
Philosophers’ aid on meaning waits, confounded
As pataphysics’ bounded, circumventions amassed.

In our time, optimists remain very busy residents,
All the same. Sunshine-filled steins don’t get downed,
Our small kisses don’t vine intertwined with runarounds,
Or through suites of dawns, yawning birds on wing, lingual
Hugs. Just verrucae’s avowals on things shared, might endure.

###

Wide Awake and Wonderful

I feel wide awake and wonderful!
Wonderful and wide awake.
I feel wide awake and wonderful!
Wonderful, say why.

My heart’s wide awake; it’s wonderful!
Wonderful, so wide awake.
My heart’s wide awake; it’s wonderful!
Wonderful, say why.

Love is wide awake—so wonderful!
Wonderful, so wide awake.
Love is wide awake—so wonderful!
Wonderful, love’s why.

Categories: Poetry

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.