Morning After

you’re standing at the door fiddling with your keys and I hate myself because I know what you want to hear and I don’t have those words inside me or maybe I do but they stay lodged in my throat or maybe more likely I only have them for someone else a someone else that […]

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 […]

Time To Remember

sitting in a grungy diner having a bit of gossip with a friend the bells on the door jingle a dark stranger walks through the door wearing all black and a trimmed goatee and carefully styled hair he looks right at me I barely pay him any mind but keep up my mundane talk the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Not All Who Wander Are Lost

slipping the leash running fast with one quick glance over her shoulder there’s love and comfort there but wild darkness just through the trees pathless trails swallow her whole she begins to forget branches tear at her hair she early on lost her cloak when the clouds burst open there was no surprise in her […]