Cometary

hollow inside what I want to hear drops like pins to the tile straining my ear I hear ….nothing aching muscle sits in your palm a thousand salty drops line my lashes press your lips to my temple pull your trigger ….bang reverberation echoes in a hollow chest three words set the universe spinning mine […]

Sunshine in my Pocket

I carry sunshine in my pocket, the same place I keep memories of you. It’s raining here, outside, so slipping my rainbow-stained fingers within, I touch the radiating heat of you. My defenses melt away with every glimpse of your beaming heart and gentle eyes. Those same defenses that my tears had put in place. […]

Little Reminders

Fading out Memories Whitewashed Sterilized and bleached Shelved and labeled Photographs yellowing Slip from distracted fingertips Rivers dried leave sandy beds Words quiver then still History becomes history Novelty, routine No longer special Or unique Not a glowing star Illumination dimming The truth hurts But at least it is The Truth Little reminders of who […]

Don’t Let Them

Come on, girl Don’t let them see you’re hurting Don’t let them see The pain in your eyes Smile when you’d rather cry Say you’re okay When you’d rather say you’re dying Don’t look them in the eye Be vague Can’t let them know your anguish Your broken heart Your innermost feelings Cry in the […]

Would That We Had Met Earlier

when last we spoke oh how I tried to play it cool your voice soothes my soul your mind a balm upon my heart your laughter my sustenance I let your words burn themselves upon the chambers of my spirit each one becoming a part of me I cling in near desperation for you how […]

Oceana

She crawled from the waves on a moonlit night, abandoning her world of wet How many years she’d spent watching others live their lives from beneath the surface Close yet aloof, necessarily separate A young couple passing by holding hands, their life together just begun, giggles and sighs, long drawn out kisses, dreams spilling from […]

Run and Hide

Run little girl run Run as fast as your feet can carry you Hide yourself away In the woods, climb a tree High, so high up In the field, ‘neath the tall grass As a tiny mouse Near the sea, amongst the boulders Small as you can be Don’t look behind you Never leave a […]

Dancer

Day by day she sits in the window staring out as drab-dressed townsfolk pass by. At times one may turn and look at her. Their reaction was always the same: one of macabre desire. Her lips are painted cherry red, her eyes are a bright blue with sparkles, she wears a dainty emerald green dress […]

Love Me

love me when I’m alone love me when I’m down love me when I’m ecstatic love me when I’m clingy love me when I’m in a crowd love me when I’m beautiful love me when I’m silly love me when I’m over the moon love me when I’m ugly love me when I fail love […]

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 […]