Run and Hide

Run little girl run Run as fast as your feet can carry you Hide yourself away In the woods, climb a tree High, so high up In the field, ‘neath the tall grass As a tiny mouse Near the sea, amongst the boulders Small as you can be Don’t look behind you Never leave a […]

Butcher

Take your knife darling and Stab my heart again First take up your cleaver and Break apart my breast Separate my ribs crack crack pop crack Lift out my beating heart She lives for you, only you Sever all the veins and Place it on the tray Use a scalpel now and Carefully carve me […]

Love Me

love me when I’m alone love me when I’m down love me when I’m ecstatic love me when I’m clingy love me when I’m in a crowd love me when I’m beautiful love me when I’m silly love me when I’m over the moon love me when I’m ugly love me when I fail love […]

Papercuts

memories of you images in ink and sighs sift through the pages of my mind a soft breeze fluttering a sharp gust and I remember you your smile as you stroked my cheek the sun streaming through my hair my own smile reflected in your brown eyes turn the page and I woke to your […]

Expiration Date

we all have expiration dates he knew that because that’s what everyone always told him they said that when his dad died at 51 they said that when his mom got sick they said that when frank at the office fell off his chair during the quarterly meeting and died right there they said that […]

Tendrils of Love

a tiny seed landed held fast pushed down deep where it landed (which in this case was my heart) it (my heart, that is) was stone hard clay but that seed dropped from your soul onto mine that first glimpse of your face in my eyes you were so beautiful it was a tragedy from […]

And Now I’m Grounded

I miss your fingers tracing my ribs soft curves and divots a keyboard that released different pitches of sensation and your hand as it played up and down my spine gentle at first then added pressures and sighs I was transported high into the heavens my head a swirling galaxy of thought and emotion I […]

Suffocation

feel my weight upon you as I lift up and dip down again our tongues dancing wrapping around each other bodies slick with emotion and motion and movements more precious than rain in a desert my nails rake along your chest as yours dig into my hips I cling to you famished dying of thirst […]

Scarecrow Hotel – Collaboration

Somewhere east along Highway 37 A neon sign flashes intermittently vacancy The Scarecrow Hotel remains alone Stained threadbare carpets muffle TVs And tearful phone conversations Sixteen parking spaces yet only four filled Warm shower and a sagging bed for the night The ancient bricks lure the demented and sick Vultures eying through the windows Black […]

Anorexia

I was wicked I sold pieces of myself For a chance at love from you I pulled my skirt s l o w l y down Pivoted sharply and touched my knees My nails scratched flakes off my inner soul I held them between teeth bared behind ruby painted lips Curl your tongue around me […]