Rock Climber

I’m slipping Scrabbling for purchase I want to climb To reach your outstretched hand Yet The toeholds are small The fingerholds smaller I jam my fingers in the cracks Crevices Moss falls away Pebbles and rock slip beneath me Clattering to the valley floor I don’t want to look down But I do There are […]

Little Red

running along dark twisting paths she dare not glance behind her she knows it is fangs and drool and glowing eyes that haunt her she trips but regains her balance keeps running, keeps running her skin damp with fear unwashed hair covers her eyes how long has she run like this her terror, his eyes, […]

Can You Feel Them?

her heartbeats fluttering against your chest she beats for you she speaks of you incline your ear to her puh-thump your words flow in puh-thump her ink pours out every glance you bestow, she leaps she lifts high, spins and whirls her feet are swift finding purchase on rocky cliffs with you beside her, your […]

Shroud

this grey feathered mist curls around my ankles raw and damp and mucid wraps its icy fingers up my shin my rattling knees bend and collapse how many breaths taken before surrender holds my hand before the deep mist swallows me in echoes and shadows and cold shivers and haunted sighs (I wonder why I […]

Filaments of Ink

sinking into deep cold indigo it presses in holds me there open my mouth to scream but it slowly pushes back a rubber balloon against my teeth chilling and tastes of tar surrounded yet noticing the shadow of a wind my hair stands on end as my ears lay flat my nose twitches straining for […]

Some Days

some days I just lay in bed in my bed I lay and cry I cry all day long I cry there are tears on my cheeks sopping pillow of tears my eyes are wet silently I cry I’m longing for a rainy day a fresh and clean day a day with you just one […]

Spider’s Web

I die a little every time you say goodbye every time you say hello this deep ache of desire and passion rests just below the surface I try, oh how I try! to keep me hidden from your eyes fear whispers I will overwhelm perhaps frighten you far away from me this intensity, my love […]

Tequila Sunrise

strands of golden honey light wraps it’s fingers in my hair the air above me glows a brutal pink reminds me of something soft and slick something I long to run my fingers through I taste tequila behind my teeth though it’s been months beneath my tongue a gull wheels overhead, cries out to her […]

Silent Treatment

her heart lay in tatters and rags but there wasn’t much I could do about that her mascara ran in dark rivulets but I never reached out to wipe her cheeks her breathe came in hitches and starts but I turned up the TV and tuned out her hand trembled with the glint of steel […]

Crash

Slide your hands across my ribs Lick my neck and pull me closer Push yourself deeper Deeper into my slippery pink heart My glossy blue eyes flare wide Then drift silently closed with a sigh Let your sly tongue ravish my mind I’m open, open wide and gasping Astonishment and wonder blankets my cheeks Lift […]