Hatch

tiny dragon sits and waits patiently biding her time curled up within her safe shell of blue with dark uneven spots she rests not in a nest of twigs and leaves or pebbles and mud but instead upon my tongue sometimes I roll her around my mouth (gently, gently, never crushing) she is smooth and […]

My Hair, Like Fire

my hair like fire my lips, the wind my breast the sun and a solar flare love blooming, bursting out of my chest x-rays and hard gamma desire lifting my eyes my eyes of the blue ocean swirling, spilling salty lust tears my ribs ache with denial seeking retrieval remembering you thirsty, a blotter begging […]

Unprovoked Enmity

in the distance a voice thunders irate, inconsolable a thousand stones raining down high to low, gaining momentum a mother bear with suckling cubs cowers in her den a hare, its ears flat against its back, lays motionless in the thicket but for the twitch of its nose even the raven, with her blue-black feathers […]

Unidentified

arctic cold seeps through bones night sky, twinkling lights, crisp, clear a moving star becomes something more back and forth, back, forth, now around circles and speed, defying logic minutes earlier booms rattled the trees, then our hearts another light, brighter than the full moon rises, rises, rests, holds, disappears camera lifting as puffs of […]

Dreams and Little Secrets

your soft honeyed lips whispered little secrets and sweet lies my ears stretched and strained longing for more my heart knew better still I ached musical lyrics or lines of poetry I listened wishing each word was true I inclined myself to you hoping dreaming one day lies would become truth so press those lips […]

Vault of Heaven

she smiles, peering from high above her laughter, the breeze upon the cheeks of men even the mountain stretches forth to attain her yes, her countenance blesses all who touch her her hair, feathering, white and radiant on some mornings or billowing and untamed on some afternoons or shadowed and crowned in the sun’s final […]

Doubts

Hey there Lover. There you lay passed out Beside me softly breathing. We just made violent passionate love Now you rest here sleeping. My thighs are still shaking; My arms, a little sore. Tired, I find my body But my mind, wide awake. Doubts. They come creeping in, Saturating my brain. Is it me you […]

Meth Can Kiss My Ass

I’m scared It’s dark I don’t feel safe He left but he’ll be back When? I don’t know In what condition? Even worse I don’t know I’m scared Will he be high? Strung out? Dead drunk? Will he be alone? Will his asshole friend be with him? I don’t trust him He’s not safe Door’s […]

1,000 Grit

The rain is pouring down and it seems to etch deep within my soul – trickles and torrents washing out the sand and soft mud of life leaving behind only the hard bedrock of my internal reality. Will my heart ever be made whole again? Will my love be returned in kind? Will healing come […]