Ashes to Mud

Using ashes, mixed with tears, I smear mud across my skin Over my breasts and down my ribs Handfuls caked In my hair, over my eyes Down my legs and past my thighs May these ashes, these tears, Cleanse me, renew me See, I’m dirty, filthy, disgusting How I let him take the best part […]

Passing Fancy

how quickly I faded from your memories from your every day how my touch turned to echoes tiptoeing across your skin yet I can still recall in great detail your sexy voice in my ear details and expletives spilling upon our sheets I can still feel you between my thighs branding your name there using […]

Promise Ring

he gave her a ring and she stares at it with all its implications its meanings its hidden agendas and its heavy weight somehow wrapped all up in thin gold and delicate gems it fit perfectly of course it did but it also comes with unspoken broken promises late nights spent crying and yelling desires […]

Hummingbird

her beautiful smile draws me in like no other all I can imagine are those soft wine red lips cursing crashing crushing my own her tongue licking mine my teeth biting hers becoming delicate and tender turning rough and brash and dirty I picture my lips trailing kisses down her throat between her pale full […]

Reconstruction

Cover me in your blanket of stars Allow your light to kiss my cheeks Surround me by your dark embrace Cradle your palm beneath my chin Absorb my shuddering pale knees Bleach out my bare brittle bones Scour away my self-taught lies Infuse my heart with redeeming faith Believe in my capacity to learn Compose […]

Brain Infection

Dripping tar slid from glassy blues Sliding down unwashed cheeks Radiating infection as it goes Oozing Draining Permeating Filling the cracks and crevices That life had hollowed out With salt-flavored goo Covering over Spreading Pull away quick Don’t touch or you’ll get it too Eyes down Lungs dry Deep wracking breaths Shudder and sigh Desecration […]

Ribcage

cracked rib grants light an entrance but never a splinter more your surgeon’s fingers itch then reach beyond but jagged edges impart red ribbons twisting pulled tight over gooseflesh bloodshot eyes grimace let us go back to resuscitation ball of clay can’t weep precious life squeezed and molded to conform it holds its forever shape […]

Faint-heart

Little mouse quakes and shivers Little mouse twitches her whiskers Little mouse watches from the dark corner under the coffee table Her heart stirs Her heart goes pitter-patter Her heart nearly bursts within her breast She sees what she wants She sees the path clearly She sees the most delectable morsel Little mouse peers about […]

Atrophy

tender and rare blue flower the forget-me-not is fading no longer vibrant and bold no longer delicate and precious the vase sits a water-ring along its lip just one in amongst the others your hand lifts them out tosses them away no second glance replaced by an energetic lily instead her perfume is heady delicate […]

Taste

As he tastes my skin Early in the morning I wonder what it is he finds Upon his wandering tongue Is it the spice of passion? The bitterness of loneliness? Or the sticky sweet honey of love? Am I cinnamon and clove? Earth after it has rained? Salty tears of heartache? I imagine I’m not […]