Feathers in the Light, Shimmer

He made her feel like she could fly. Like she could do anything she put her heart to, because he believed in her. He made her soul lift and smile. He made laughter burst from her lips. He brought color to her mornings and to her evenings. In her mind, he loved her. But the […]

Hollow

every time you get up and leave your scent lingering on the sheets I want one more moment one more breath one more look one more my heart walks away when you do as you casually pull your shirt over your shoulders and adjust your belt I’m dying inside I would never have enough of […]

Scarlet Letter

Stones in my hands Coals for eyes Back ramrod straight Cardboard shoulders Stockings run Bloody knees ‘Neath a skirt torn Heft the weight Breathe deep Take aim A sobbing call for justice Memory fades out Remembering His hands upon my flesh Squeezing as I shuddered His fist in my hair pulling Exposing my throat to […]

Just Another Tool

I’m just Another tool in your tool belt Right? Pull me out when you Need me Walk away when you’re Done You bastard I don’t want to be Your useful tool Your stepping stone Your plaything Your side-fling Your feel-good Your second choice Your ego-stroke Your loyal dog I want someone Who loves me I […]

A Thousand Things I Never Say

I have a thousand things to say to you. If only you would listen. Oh, you hear my words, but you don’t listen to my heart. The meaning beneath what I say. My casual, how are you today? means that I am thinking about you. And I want the very best for you. I truly […]

The Tree

There was this hole in my heart. Not a bullet hole or an old stab wound. It was a hole dug in the dirt, old broken roots poking out here and there. Dead leaves and moss on the top edges, becoming darker, richer as the layers went down. I kept falling in the hole as […]

Hatcheted – Collaboration

A fever has overtaken my addled mind. My flushed skin feels tight, stretched, too small. In the mirror I see a reflection of a woman, but it’s as if through another set of eyes. I am a stranger within my own flesh. It wasn’t always this way. It’s like I am sitting beside myself, and […]

Survival

the snarling dog in the corner bristles when a friendly hand reaches toward him his mangy coat and battle scars a testament of the greatest lesson learned don’t trust anyone snapping and barking even when the hand holds a strip of steak eventually the hand pulls back quits offering the dog a better life at […]

The Quiet

he walks down the lane a single rose clasped within his palm its petals soft and gentle reminding him of his lover’s voice a shift within as one memory lifts upon another his thumb caresses the velvet though it were a cheek instead her gentle laughter echos in his ear her shy smiles, a healing […]

I Burn

twisted sheets around my ankles sweat-slick skin nails raked along my curves I shiver your breath in puffs create goose flesh inhale my scent my back arches I tremble this anticipation pulls me all sensation carried away far from here I invoke your name every touch a spark trails of fire and desire less is […]