Walking With Scars

with your hand around my throat and my eyes fading grey edges burning in and taking over colors mute and for a split second all becomes clear you pour out all your wrath and vehemence on my broken body the cracks and fractures and crushed windpipe physical evidence of your emotional maelstrom spit and tobacco […]

Cracked Lens View

it never was easy to catch my breath through the thunderstorm of fists raining down some imperfection to be beat out of me the wrong look not quick enough with an answer a misplaced step or I closed the door to the bathroom again flinching and dodging never helped either yet I always did both […]

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 […]

Queen of the Drowned

you don’t need to kick the broken dog when she’s already laying there mangled in her own vomit entrails bulging out and staring glassy eyes you don’t need to point out that she’s ugly and worthless and nobody will want her now no she already knows she can’t run she knows you’ve moved on so […]

Spiral Artist

I was flying amongst the clouds Floating and one with the salty sea air The breezes ruffling my feathers The sun upon my wings and my beak Turning my head First one eye then the other I spied from high above the oceans swells Something spreading Across the waters surface It was black and shiny […]

The Stories In Between

words left unsaid promises broken attempting to fill in the blanks late nights unexplained the stories in between half-truths and omissions partially erased lies innuendos for imaginations lipstick stains foreign cologne dropping the “i” in love famous distancing language crossed arms and face turned away ringless by the left hand narrowed eyes reflect sour lips […]