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 […]

Memories in Withdrawal

When they placed him in my arms, he weighed nothing at all I didn’t even know how to hold him The moment I looked into his face, I felt something burst and bloom in my heart Something I had never felt before and never have since Even today I feel the tug of his existence […]

Feedback Loop

you are my smiles and my laughter you are my good days and my growth you are my person through and through I won’t deny it yet here I am alone because I’m not for you (though you are it for me) I am alone I have cried bitter tears I have burst with happiness […]

The Mush From The Hill

I visited her every weekend for nearly six years. Her once-dark hair now silvered with age, but you could see she had been knock-out gorgeous in her youth. In my eyes, she was still quite beautiful. She had no family, so she claimed, and I was the closest thing she had to a friend. When […]

Havoc and Consequences

My veins have turned metallic There’s a coppery taste in my mouth I’m dizzy and I’m sure I’m gonna vomit Splinters in my hand Easily slips through my fingertips Picking at scabs Weeping pus from oozing eyelids The squeaking of the gurney’s wheels Echos between my eardrums Frigid ice upon my chest Then ‘clear!’ and […]

Whispers and Kisses

Upon waking this morn My mind was filled with thoughts of you Memories of your voice Your face floating before my eyes Oh how I love your smile I’m drawn in and back to dreaming Our lips touching First gentle becoming rough Hungry My tongue licking your lip Sucking on it Kissing the corners of […]

Cracked Lens View

it never was easy to catch my breath through the thunderstorm of fists raining down some imperfection to be beat out of me the wrong look not quick enough with an answer a misplaced step or I closed the door to the bathroom again flinching and dodging never helped either yet I always did both […]

Whispers for the Future

pretty girl you, whose voice was stolen I can still hear you though you say nothing at all your tears, cascading, whisper your eyes, downcast, murmur your fingers, woven, thumbnail tapping on thumbnail, confide your feet, tucked under, speak volumes your sighs, held tightly, tell a secret I reached across time and space with a […]

Trinket (meet me at the carnival pt 6)

Labyrinth of booths and tents and tables Haphazard at best, colors and flags everywhere Handwoven scarves and painted magnets Silk-screened logos on tie-dyed shirts Specialty soaps and hand-dipped candles The handicapped kid makes exquisite paintings “Cheapest rates if you switch to us” Jewelry, knives, wooden puzzles and hats, hats, hats “Best product out there, I’ve […]