Run and Hide

Run little girl run Run as fast as your feet can carry you Hide yourself away In the woods, climb a tree High, so high up In the field, ‘neath the tall grass As a tiny mouse Near the sea, amongst the boulders Small as you can be Don’t look behind you Never leave a […]

Forty Years

Your name rests upon my lips Gentle and delicate And completely at home Breathing out, you become a whisper Breathing in, you intoxicate me Whispers and heady rushes cascade Across my skin I’ve become alive and real Swallowing you, my belly swells For you are my manna and sweet honey I am completely satisfied by […]

Dancer

Day by day she sits in the window staring out as drab-dressed townsfolk pass by. At times one may turn and look at her. Their reaction was always the same: one of macabre desire. Her lips are painted cherry red, her eyes are a bright blue with sparkles, she wears a dainty emerald green dress […]

Butcher

Take your knife darling and Stab my heart again First take up your cleaver and Break apart my breast Separate my ribs crack crack pop crack Lift out my beating heart She lives for you, only you Sever all the veins and Place it on the tray Use a scalpel now and Carefully carve me […]

Love Me

love me when I’m alone love me when I’m down love me when I’m ecstatic love me when I’m clingy love me when I’m in a crowd love me when I’m beautiful love me when I’m silly love me when I’m over the moon love me when I’m ugly love me when I fail love […]

Versatile Blogger Award

[Hi Mike! Thanks for nominating me.] Rules: I never obey the rules so I hesitate to list them. But you’re supposed to say seven things about yourself and also nominate some other bloggers to maybe participate. In the several times I’ve done this… I think two people “participated back”? So, we’ll see how much I […]

Each Delicate Cut

oh how I endeavored to catch your heart in my hand but it was like wrapping my fingers around burning blades of grass turned to ash right in my palm I mourned what I never could capture sooty trails crept down my cheeks I beheld my sliced fingertips floating before my dust-filled eyes each cut […]

Papercuts

memories of you images in ink and sighs sift through the pages of my mind a soft breeze fluttering a sharp gust and I remember you your smile as you stroked my cheek the sun streaming through my hair my own smile reflected in your brown eyes turn the page and I woke to your […]

Expiration Date

we all have expiration dates he knew that because that’s what everyone always told him they said that when his dad died at 51 they said that when his mom got sick they said that when frank at the office fell off his chair during the quarterly meeting and died right there they said that […]