Butcher

Take your knife darling and Stab my heart again First take up your cleaver and Break apart my breast Separate my ribs crack crack pop crack Lift out my beating heart She lives for you, only you Sever all the veins and Place it on the tray Use a scalpel now and Carefully carve me […]

Papercuts

memories of you images in ink and sighs sift through the pages of my mind a soft breeze fluttering a sharp gust and I remember you your smile as you stroked my cheek the sun streaming through my hair my own smile reflected in your brown eyes turn the page and I woke to your […]

Tendrils of Love

a tiny seed landed held fast pushed down deep where it landed (which in this case was my heart) it (my heart, that is) was stone hard clay but that seed dropped from your soul onto mine that first glimpse of your face in my eyes you were so beautiful it was a tragedy from […]

Master

Night and day the ink flowed from the nib of his pen. Frantically, mercilessly he scratched his heart, his thoughts, his dreams, his longings and his struggles into the curled pages. They came out in rages and fits. They came out in sonnets and lyrics. They came out in poems and stories and haikus. He […]

Memory Beaches

my lips sigh as the water slowly slips through black grains of sand how I long to feel your caress even as the waves gently lap my feet your red lips quivered when my thumb stroked you there an intake of breath and your eyes sparkled before softly closing I remember your quiet hum of […]

Afterthoughts

my face silently slips beneath the jagged waves moonlight accents edge peaks and valleys and I’m no longer fighting it releasing my final breath I’m floating softly in this cold new world sinking down into the vast depths I look above to see the gentle beams reflections of some far off light sifting through the […]

Scarlet Letter

Stones in my hands Coals for eyes Back ramrod straight Cardboard shoulders Stockings run Bloody knees ‘Neath a skirt torn Heft the weight Breathe deep Take aim A sobbing call for justice Memory fades out Remembering His hands upon my flesh Squeezing as I shuddered His fist in my hair pulling Exposing my throat to […]

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 […]

One Whisper

I’m waiting hoping to hear the words I want to hear from you tell me you don’t want me tell me I’m nothing to you let my heart float free untethered tell me you love me tell me you can’t go another day without me tell me you want me for the rest of your […]