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 […]

Wanting More

Why do I do this to myself? Why do I keep cutting open the wound? Reminding myself of all the ways I fail. That I don’t measure up. That I never will. I want so much more than I will ever have. Why torture myself? Why can’t I leave well-enough, alone? There is this untouchable […]

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 […]

Paper Doll

How easily you slipped beneath my surface and cracked open all my layers. Your devilishly wicked tongue dances behind your teeth and all I want is to suck it right out. My fingers twist in my hair, yanking out to start again. My nails biting into my skin again and again. There are raw, red […]

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 […]

Lock and Key

your voice is the key to all my locks whispered words easily slip between my thighs I shiver metaphors and allegory drench our sheets as profound prayers and verbs saturate the thick air around us I will swallow every uttered pronoun powerful verses, the rhythm we move to your voice is the key and how […]

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 […]

A New Forever

Then I understood I would never Have enough of you And you would never have your fill of me Turning in your embrace I pressed myself closer Trying to climb inside you if possible You pulled my mouth to yours again We stood there until the sun had long set Showing one another our deep […]

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 […]