Shadow Ghost

my heart is melting in my chest everything is blurry I’m constricting, constricting, reducing the pain is so large but I have become so small a tiny insignificant thing you never noticed my disappearance I’m a ghost now a shadow of former things a former me maybe I was never real to begin with tara […]

Transmission Received

it was in the cold pale in-between where I heard you whisper my name I turned my face toward you seven sisters stared back silently and then I felt the silent shift inside your pull is so strong it has become my vitality I spiraled in orbit then crashed hard burning, howling tearing the very […]

Forthcoming

You’re losing her, you know? She’s slipping right through your fingers as you watch in slow motion horror. You don’t lift your hands. You don’t open your heart. You simply let her go. Do you recognize it is coming before the door closes for the final time? Do you? Yes. And even so, you let […]

These Quiet Moments

hey my lover let me hold you for a few more minutes lay here together allow the world to move on without us hold me tight kiss me tenderly wipe away my tears curled up beside you my head on your chest one arm draped across you your own wrapped around me lulled by the […]

Muddy Puddle

you look in my eyes and you say, love suits you love? love suits me? ha! more like blind naivety you ask, are you pushing pushing away from us? yes, absolutely yes I am pulling away distance growing makes it less painful betrayal less available my skin is leather the rain is thundering down and […]

Crying to the Deep

From the inky depths something calls deep crying out to deep Staring over the edge he feels the pull stretches his hand forth He sees his reflection beneath it, movement withdraws his hand in terror stumbles backwards His heel catches on a coil of rope down he tumbles, arms flailing He lifts his voice in […]

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 […]

Played Out – Collaboration

It was just a frumpy little thing. Missing an eye. Torn and resewn over and over. Threadbare, you could barely tell the original coloring of its fur. His nose had been lost many years ago. A mouse-haired little girl had played with him once upon a time. She named him Stripey and took him everywhere. […]