Lightning

One wrong misstep Misplaced word Lost or perhaps unspoken Transformation from angel to… Something else electrifying Terrifying Arms spread wide Fingertips glowing Chin to chest Slowing rising Like a crucified messiah Hair spreading out lifting Energetic aggressive current Kkkkzzzapping Pops snaps Eyes widening Jaw drops Released cloudburst of energy Bright screams Blue light radiates out […]

Listen Carefully

you didn’t listen when she cried as there were bumps in the night you didn’t listen when she saw a witch in the wood you didn’t listen when she did her best in class you didn’t listen when she failed you didn’t listen to her sobbing when she didn’t make the team you didn’t listen […]

Rock Climber

I’m slipping Scrabbling for purchase I want to climb To reach your outstretched hand Yet The toeholds are small The fingerholds smaller I jam my fingers in the cracks Crevices Moss falls away Pebbles and rock slip beneath me Clattering to the valley floor I don’t want to look down But I do There are […]

The Release of Shame

When I was in high school, Jeremiah was my best friend. I lived the farthest away from that rural school than anyone else, over in the next town. Every school morning my mom would drive me the mile from our house to the elementary school to get on an elementary school bus which would drive […]

Can You Feel Them?

her heartbeats fluttering against your chest she beats for you she speaks of you incline your ear to her puh-thump your words flow in puh-thump her ink pours out every glance you bestow, she leaps she lifts high, spins and whirls her feet are swift finding purchase on rocky cliffs with you beside her, your […]

Spider’s Web

I die a little every time you say goodbye every time you say hello this deep ache of desire and passion rests just below the surface I try, oh how I try! to keep me hidden from your eyes fear whispers I will overwhelm perhaps frighten you far away from me this intensity, my love […]

Tequila Sunrise

strands of golden honey light wraps it’s fingers in my hair the air above me glows a brutal pink reminds me of something soft and slick something I long to run my fingers through I taste tequila behind my teeth though it’s been months beneath my tongue a gull wheels overhead, cries out to her […]

Silent Treatment

her heart lay in tatters and rags but there wasn’t much I could do about that her mascara ran in dark rivulets but I never reached out to wipe her cheeks her breathe came in hitches and starts but I turned up the TV and tuned out her hand trembled with the glint of steel […]

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 […]

What I Meant To Say Was…

cool emerald bursts upon my lips tongue lolling, dog panting twisting into purrs and moans the baker’s hands knead white dough adding yeast and sugar, as required it’s chocolate and caramel strawberries and whipped cream raw black earth and the rain there’s crashing waves on the briny shore and the precise, measured lines swollen lids […]