Scarecrow Hotel – Collaboration

Somewhere east along Highway 37 A neon sign flashes intermittently vacancy The Scarecrow Hotel remains alone Stained threadbare carpets muffle TVs And tearful phone conversations Sixteen parking spaces yet only four filled Warm shower and a sagging bed for the night The ancient bricks lure the demented and sick Vultures eying through the windows Black […]

Ash Investigation

There are 247 types of cigarette ash and he knew them all. So when I pointed to the considerable pile with joyful exclamations, knowing he would instantly unravel the mystery before us using this one vital clue, I was then understandably quite disappointed when he waved me off, muttering, as was his habit, about worthless […]

Last Goodbye

I still smell his scent on my sheets Though it’s been long since he left my bed Lifting his pillow to my face I am reminded of our last night together How he clung to me like a man possessed His whispers in my ear Of need and desire Hands crushing and grasping and pinching […]

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 […]

Groping

It doesn’t matter What I say You don’t hear me I open my mouth My heart pours forth My vision speaks volumes I see deeper Beneath the layers You You couldn’t care less What I say means nothing I breathe out words You swallow and look away Your eyes are roving You look without seeing […]

Matchsticks

like a match lit our passionate desire ignited in a sudden burst of color your bright laughter as I nipped your shoulder and heat your tongue melting my thighs and the acrid smell of burning flesh as we crushed and sought to overwhelm the other well just as rapidly –poof– a quick breath and I […]

Castaway

he swept me along in his waves tossed, rolled over, pulled under bobbing up again I lost track of who he was, who I had been and so carried away became I that when he beached me upon his shore I was no longer anything but a salty shell crusted with barnacles and seaweed a […]

Alone Again

Sighs and whimpers My head hurts So does my heart The headache is new But the heartache isn’t I wish I was brave I wish I could tell you Just what you mean to me Yes I wish I could be enough I wish you would see me For who I am, all of me […]

Fossils

I’m lonely and I miss you and it’s ridiculous because you’re not mine to miss Yet even still there are Ghosts of your lips upon my wrists Shadows of your teeth grazing my thigh Echoes of your voice in my ear How we climbed our peaks, shouts reverberating across my hills as you plowed my […]