Lover’s Trail

If you walk an overgrown trail not far from here which weaves its way through the wood you’ll chance upon should you be looking a familiar moss-covered boulder though you never perceived it there before Yet it will draw you in should your eyes chance upon it you’ll find your feet straying off the path […]

3:27am (Insomnia)

It would be a mercy killing, right? I hesitate. The boy can’t be more than five. But his eyes are dead and he shows no emotion. He has been drowned and resurrected so many times I wonder how he still lives. He harbors no hope for himself and neither do I. There are scars where […]

4:18am (Insomnia)

we held each other close dancing slowly my arms wrapped around your neck yours at my waist I stared into your eyes I felt as if I was falling or being pulled it felt weightless effortless how it felt just right to be in this moment with you and then time paused I saw something […]

8:42am (Insomnia)

She’s lying upon her bed She wakes, trembling violently Her jaw is wired shut Her eyelids rapidly flutter There’s a pressure on her chest Breaths in spurts and shudders There is something inside her She wants to vomit It moves to leave It wants to escape It tears and claws inside her There’s violence in […]

Concentrate (Voices Call)

Voices call and sometimes I answer Feel the cold blade How it beckons, longs To stretch across my skin Bright red ribbons Becoming darker, thicker Hot, wet, wonderful Freak! Freak! Freak! They shout into my greedy ear That’s not normal! But oh how lovely it is Stroke upon stroke A better brush and canvas An […]

Dreamworld – A Short Story

I had struggled within myself. I was working through the internal war which I always fought. The Lover, the Inflictor, the Jester, the Intellect, the Artist. We all periodically conflicted and we all occasionally worked together. Sometimes the Lover and Jester held hands and became the Flirt. At times it was the Inflictor and the […]

Beautiful Treasure

I’m laying here on the couch, alternating between staring at a poorly decorated Christmas tree and out the window. Nature can’t decide if it wants to rain, freezing rain or snow today. The type of weather that is mildly irritating. The truck is slowly icing up and I know I won’t be able to leave […]

Havoc and Consequences

My veins have turned metallic There’s a coppery taste in my mouth I’m dizzy and I’m sure I’m gonna vomit Splinters in my hand Easily slips through my fingertips Picking at scabs Weeping pus from oozing eyelids The squeaking of the gurney’s wheels Echos between my eardrums Frigid ice upon my chest Then ‘clear!’ and […]

Visions

you’re who I think about night after night and day by day I have visions of you here in my bed of your hands spread across me your lips dancing on mine our bodies moving together or my arm spanning your chest and my cheek upon your shoulder I can hear your intoxicating laughter in […]

Wired

Wired Tied down Listening in Hear that? It’s me The inner most parts Heart tones Seeking out notes Back-filling and tempo Static and background noise Wired Pushing out from beneath my skin My temples Wrists Lungs and heart Electrodes Observing Whish-Whoosh, Whish-Whoosh Listen long enough You’ll hear tears welling Spilling, sliding Heart melting, cooling Hard […]