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 […]

Journal Entries

Last night I said, “I cried less today than yesterday.” And I felt like it was some small triumph. But today I go pick up his ashes and I’m not sure how to carry on. I’ve done nothing but cry today. I cried literally from the moment I woke up to the time I went […]

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 […]

Expiration Date

we all have expiration dates he knew that because that’s what everyone always told him they said that when his dad died at 51 they said that when his mom got sick they said that when frank at the office fell off his chair during the quarterly meeting and died right there they said that […]

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 […]

And Now I’m Grounded

I miss your fingers tracing my ribs soft curves and divots a keyboard that released different pitches of sensation and your hand as it played up and down my spine gentle at first then added pressures and sighs I was transported high into the heavens my head a swirling galaxy of thought and emotion I […]

Spiraling Memories – Collaboration

twin thoughts and memories slipped down like drops of rain through the branches of my mind when I opened my mouth they dripped on my outstretched tongue and I tasted you my tongue on your skin scraping off the last layers of us to swallow down the final vestiges of the warmth, now fading away, […]

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 […]

Last Goodbye

I still smell his scent on my sheets Though it’s been long since he left my bed Lifting his pillow to my face I am reminded of our last night together How he clung to me like a man possessed His whispers in my ear Of need and desire Hands crushing and grasping and pinching […]