Dueling Heartbeats

Though far away you’re perfect for me My soul for yours and yours for mine And though the miles separate us We’ve dueling heartbeats Entwined completely Oh that I had wings, my love! I would come to you Rap upon your window Lift me gently Hold me in the palm of your hand I’ll rest […]

Inferiority Complex

this mask cracks from the inside slivers and shards prick my skin whose grey pallor hides beneath a wide smile and exuberant laugh I want, on some days, to remove it or, if I’m honest, for you to… to even WANT to, to remove it except for the inevitable sense of loss this opportunity for […]

Snakebite

And now I see There’s venom dripping from your slick tongue Oh, that same tongue I loved to suck on The one that first invaded my dreams Which danced before my watering eyes The one I spread myself wide open for That tongue which wrapped itself expertly Around all the delicious parts of me Curling […]

Déjà Vu

Today I feel naked and vulnerable and more than ever I wish I had his arms to lie in. I need him to lift my chin and speak sense into me and tell me I can be exposed before him. Everything feels like I’m on repeat. I’m sure I’ve done this before. Felt this pit […]

One Could Dream

When I woke up this morning, I reached over for you. You weren’t there. I sighed and reminded myself that, oh yeah, you were at work, had left a few hours ago. I drifted on the edge of sleep for a few moments before the sinking realization slowing spread like ice across my chest. Wait. […]

Sometimes Life Does

Ray-ray always took extra care when preparing to meet Danny. She used to primp and preen, addressing each curl with precision and care. The dark dreads would stand straight out if she let them. But Danny was worth it. She would apply the hair cream to each strand meticulously. Afterwards, she slicked her full lips […]

Space Between

Here I am. Once again Wondering About this space Between You and…… I What went wrong Where we went right Will we ever bridge this G…. a……. p I wanted Us So hard So much So big You wanted…. Something Different. Now, tears Now, aching sighs Now…. alone So. Very. Alone. I miss you. And […]

Acute Pharmacopoeia

swallowing your words razor blade shaped pills shredded my heart as they passed by my stomach distends before erupting in a burst of vomit-coated letters I keep reaching for you always the same result I must be masochistic because I keep crawling back all I want is a side-long glance a caress of my cheek […]

Do You See?

pity paints her cheeks in shades of silence there’s grace in her tearful sighs and reluctant embraces she holds her head high though inside she’s falling apart do you desire to lift her hand to your lips? she’s bore the brunt of it all and for some reason continues placing one foot before the other […]

Silence Brings Calm

Keep your mouth shut, little bitch. Ain’t nothing you got to say that means nothing important. Get on your knees and scrub the floors clean, clean, ever clean. Every crack and crevice, nook and cranny need special attention. Your sharp eye and a toothbrush ought to do the trick. Today. Silence surrounds. Schk-Schk-Schk. But even […]