Kurt Philip Behm

Eternal Spark (+1)

Buried in the ashes

of life’s cremation

Human effort smolders

but embers await

Tomorrow today

today gone forever

Forever rekindled

—the smokescreen of fate


(Dreamsleep: November, 2023)



Just One Look


She wasn’t a beauty

though pretty enough

Her gait charismatic

 with looks to rebuff


He wanted to stop her

he waited and watched

For light in the tunnel

one chance not to botch


At last she took notice

his heart beating fast

Their eyes locked together

a fleeting repast


Time was suspended

new love in the air

As she boarded her plane

—leaving only a stare


(The New Room: November, 2023)