Discover & Conquer

Resort to recycling my muse for chemistry that burns beyond the lines of the page Love me harder than my loathing Need to hear the words strangled and caught in your throat wild-eyed and wanting The frenzy of discovery and conquering Be the ruin of me, glady A noose created in sheets of these dark […]

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A Lamp You Lit

Bathed in amber light I should have stopped once your lips met mine A waste of a good obsession and self fulfilling prophecy synapses firing in neon Begging weeds into wishes you dismissed the worlds that grew inside of me And, the white flag I finally flew after four long years was then buried by […]

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Their Favorite Words

100 years from now I hope my words grace the tongues of men and women yearning to speak their truth ________ 100 years from now with tea and fresh flowers or on a subway, clutching tight the words, steadying their day ________ 100 years from now on yellowed paper and bent pages tucked away between […]

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The Red Thread

Our roots run intertwined your name envelops mine Suddenly awash in every quiet moment shared overpowered, overcome ________ Loving you changed my world one look opened up a lifetime of imagination Now, with each glance I let you go ________ Secrets no longer hushed in the dark words no longer hidden in boxes. No longer […]

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Maps

Following the maps long written in my head Through awkward phases and troubled youth Sinking ships with former loves houses built on sand ________ Come to me in whispers with fingers entwined secrets shared and kept in pillow sheets. Connecting dots porcelain constellations painted on flesh ________ We’ve come so far now I can see […]

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A Delicate Midnight

Places in my mind I routinely go bathed in nerves and moonlight my breath held in midnight exchanges ________ Can I keep you? concealed in a song a moment solidified wide eyed and wanting like a photograph, framed a memento of lost youth ________ Can I keep you? under that full moon despite the moment […]

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Sideways

I’ve never seen this side of you sideways from this angle you appear aglow and unbridled ________ No longer a person but a defined destination sideways whispers stirring and unabridged ________ Through shadows and moonbeams your gaze never fails me I’ve never seen such color telling and unclouded ________ Your hand meets my waist through […]

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Behind Closed Lips

There, the music absorbing into my frame and it’s starting to swell ________ It’s  there there, on the tip of my tongue and it’s starting to spill ________ There’s a weight in the accuracy of the fantasy and it’s starting to multiply ________ There, now magnified the secrets echoed behind closed lips and it’s starting […]

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To Dance With Angel’s Wings

She donned her shoes with grace spinning ballerina a child’s face Her voice, an echo of her mother’s sixteen and silent ________ Floating in song we watched her dance The calming effect after a storm Holding her back we tied her wings in vain ________ Face of an angel left in the wreckage sweet sorrows, […]

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