Feathers in the Light, Shimmer

He made her feel like she could fly. Like she could do anything she put her heart to, because he believed in her. He made her soul lift and smile. He made laughter burst from her lips. He brought color to her mornings and to her evenings. In her mind, he loved her. But 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 […]

Lock and Key

your voice is the key to all my locks whispered words easily slip between my thighs I shiver metaphors and allegory drench our sheets as profound prayers and verbs saturate the thick air around us I will swallow every uttered pronoun powerful verses, the rhythm we move to your voice is the key and how […]

Soul Harlot

What am I doing? A piece of me dying every day. Every night. I’m slicing off pieces of myself, giving them away for free. The things we do for money… am I even human anymore? He ravishes my body but my mind is far, far away. Anywhere but here. I stopped scrubbing my skin long […]

A Thousand Things I Never Say

I have a thousand things to say to you. If only you would listen. Oh, you hear my words, but you don’t listen to my heart. The meaning beneath what I say. My casual, how are you today? means that I am thinking about you. And I want the very best for you. I truly […]

The Tree

There was this hole in my heart. Not a bullet hole or an old stab wound. It was a hole dug in the dirt, old broken roots poking out here and there. Dead leaves and moss on the top edges, becoming darker, richer as the layers went down. I kept falling in the hole as […]

I Am Origami

I pulled all your old love notes out of the special box I keep tucked away in the closet. I haven’t read them in… well, a really long time. Every so often I’ve pulled it, the box that is, down and held it in my lap. I could never bring myself to untie the string […]

Denied A Simpler Fate

dipping her toe first into the surface of the deep pool of black on black ink, she shed her robe stood momentarily shivering in the cool forest air, bright moonlight dappled across pale, pale skin and long tan curls before closing her tear-filled eyes spreading her arms wide, she fell forward and released her last […]

Furnace

my fingers dance across your skin our breathing quickens sliding through your hair my mind pulses with desire drawing you closer only fuels these flames I lick the edges of your mouth taste that intoxicating mixture of us I want to climb inside you bury myself deep, deep, deeper until the icy cold of winter […]

Lotus

She lay upon her bed, curled up, slowing unfurling like the petals of the lotus rising from the muddy waters of all the past hurts and sins His love in contrast was the sun’s rays kissing her edges, inviting her to open herself fully to him Dirty, sinful drops slipping harmlessly away, not a trace […]