Inferiority Complex

this mask cracks from the inside slivers and shards prick my skin whose grey pallor hides beneath a wide smile and exuberant laugh I want, on some days, to remove it or, if I’m honest, for you to… to even WANT to, to remove it except for the inevitable sense of loss this opportunity for […]

Cancer

This hurts, my lover I want so much to be in your arms To have you hold me Stroke my hair Ease the torment of my disease To have you look into my eyes And for once, for even a moment The agony would relent All the pasts forgotten, forgiven My spirit freed That ache […]

One Could Dream

When I woke up this morning, I reached over for you. You weren’t there. I sighed and reminded myself that, oh yeah, you were at work, had left a few hours ago. I drifted on the edge of sleep for a few moments before the sinking realization slowing spread like ice across my chest. Wait. […]

Sometimes Life Does

Ray-ray always took extra care when preparing to meet Danny. She used to primp and preen, addressing each curl with precision and care. The dark dreads would stand straight out if she let them. But Danny was worth it. She would apply the hair cream to each strand meticulously. Afterwards, she slicked her full lips […]

Space Between

Here I am. Once again Wondering About this space Between You and…… I What went wrong Where we went right Will we ever bridge this G…. a……. p I wanted Us So hard So much So big You wanted…. Something Different. Now, tears Now, aching sighs Now…. alone So. Very. Alone. I miss you. And […]

Acute Pharmacopoeia

swallowing your words razor blade shaped pills shredded my heart as they passed by my stomach distends before erupting in a burst of vomit-coated letters I keep reaching for you always the same result I must be masochistic because I keep crawling back all I want is a side-long glance a caress of my cheek […]

How Long

How long will it take for the light to fade from her eyes? Before you become a soft memory? For the ache to release its grip? Oh how her tears flow! (May they stop soon.) How her shoulders shudder! How she sighs! How many hours has she given to wild desperation? To hope? To wistful […]

Do You See?

pity paints her cheeks in shades of silence there’s grace in her tearful sighs and reluctant embraces she holds her head high though inside she’s falling apart do you desire to lift her hand to your lips? she’s bore the brunt of it all and for some reason continues placing one foot before the other […]

So Small for a Love So Large

When I held him in my arms, he was so small. So small. I cried oh god how I cried. I asked, is there anything we can do? The doctor said, I’m sorry no, he’s just too small. I cried harder. Please, I’ll do anything, anything at all. Please. Please! Save him! Let him live, […]

Far-Flung Galaxies

my fingers slip through murky ink gravel rushes towards my face these tears will stay inside harboring all the hate and dread and sadness prone to stargaze I lift my chin looking for that one pale red star mist swirls around my shoulders letters and code drift aimlessly before my eyes stretching my hand out […]