The Heart Thief

I called out to the moon late one night: “Here, keep my heart for safe keeping; It’s been hurt so many times and I give it away far too easily. Please protect it from those it is looking for” She smiled kindly and reached down, Surrounded my wounded heart with light And with her beams […]

Across the Table

How many times had they sat opposite this very table from one another? Dozens. A hundred? They had been friends for years, him and her. Seen each other through thin times and thick. Friends. Good friends. She through a divorce. He through a massive breakup (though he would never tell her what all went wrong […]

Nothing So Sweet

the thing is my hands stretch out for you my dreams wrap around yours they swirl and intermingle to the point I doubt I could separate these threads of wispy fog from my ankles or my wrists instead I lift every morsel you shift towards me and swallow it whole like a heron snapping up […]

I Can Fly

I can fly It’s really not that hard I just lift up off the ground and do it I can fly Gravity really doesn’t affect me Unless I want it to Then I softly land and allow it to hold me The view is amazing The air is crisp cold and clean I can overcome […]

Lover’s Trail

If you walk an overgrown trail not far from here which weaves its way through the wood you’ll chance upon should you be looking a familiar moss-covered boulder though you never perceived it there before Yet it will draw you in should your eyes chance upon it you’ll find your feet straying off the path […]

Little Red

running along dark twisting paths she dare not glance behind her she knows it is fangs and drool and glowing eyes that haunt her she trips but regains her balance keeps running, keeps running her skin damp with fear unwashed hair covers her eyes how long has she run like this her terror, his eyes, […]

Through The Window

The first time she climbed through my bedroom window in the middle of the night I was ten and she was eight. She didn’t say anything, just clung to me beneath my purple unicorn blanket and quivered. I wrapped my arms around her and held her and cried without a word because the truth was, […]

Crash

Slide your hands across my ribs Lick my neck and pull me closer Push yourself deeper Deeper into my slippery pink heart My glossy blue eyes flare wide Then drift silently closed with a sigh Let your sly tongue ravish my mind I’m open, open wide and gasping Astonishment and wonder blankets my cheeks Lift […]

Her Name Was Love

As a young woman, she moved with an easy grace and light skipping footsteps, the bloom of youth fresh upon her lovely face, her ripe firm breasts and long limber legs. The bright warm sun quickly dried the occasional rain of tears down her tender cheeks. New life seemed to spring from each narrow footprint […]

The Poet

his pen leaves splatters and drips ink drops and blots stained fingertips a chewed up lip used up nibs on the floor his fingers run over his skull scratching then clinging messy then smooth he squeezes the words out his pores he leaves little messages between the letters and the lines the black marks and […]