The Mush From The Hill

I visited her every weekend for nearly six years. Her once-dark hair now silvered with age, but you could see she had been knock-out gorgeous in her youth. In my eyes, she was still quite beautiful. She had no family, so she claimed, and I was the closest thing she had to a friend. When […]

Havoc and Consequences

My veins have turned metallic There’s a coppery taste in my mouth I’m dizzy and I’m sure I’m gonna vomit Splinters in my hand Easily slips through my fingertips Picking at scabs Weeping pus from oozing eyelids The squeaking of the gurney’s wheels Echos between my eardrums Frigid ice upon my chest Then ‘clear!’ and […]

Poet Of The Light

She thinks she’s ugly She thinks she’s unworthy She thinks she’s a freak She doesn’t see herself the way I see her Look through my eyes, you’ll see She’s beautiful and lovely Her eyes speak volumes and her smile is sincere She’s special and unique Her worth is beyond any treasure in the ocean She’s […]

Treasure Chest

To me, you are a treasure chest. There are those who would beg, steal, and destroy for just a glance at you. For many years you were hidden away and under-appreciated, forgotten, your worth. From without, you are ornate and beautiful, carefully crafted and carved, inlaid with shining precious metals, gold and silver and platinum. […]

Crow On The Wire

This morning I saw a crow on the wire and when I called out to him, he seemed to look right into my soul. I wonder what he saw there? Perhaps he saw love lost and found and lost again? Maybe some pitiful woman desperately hoping to be someone important to you? Because really, if […]

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 […]