Know Your Place

put your toes to the line know your place you aren’t worth a bar of silver your identity: you have none here, we paint your face clown-face, so sad, so happy chalk line on the pavement follow the red tape that direction you think you’re something special? Ha! think again, you dumb bitch you aren’t […]

Little Red

running along dark twisting paths she dare not glance behind her she knows it is fangs and drool and glowing eyes that haunt her she trips but regains her balance keeps running, keeps running her skin damp with fear unwashed hair covers her eyes how long has she run like this her terror, his eyes, […]

Awaken, Dreamer

awaken, dreamer stretch and rise from your pillow there are stars held in the palm of your hand glitter in the corner of your eye glance and just miss the rustle of wings passing by flutter-by, flutter-by, flit, flirt, sip and fly on by the morning sun rises fresh dew on the windowsill I’m waiting […]

The Thin Veil

At the edge of tomorrow, there stood a moment, stretched out before me, the veil between this life and the beyond spread thin. A separation of body and spirit. I wrestled. On the one hand, peace and rest. On the other, small hands and tearful eyes and memories that will never be forgotten. The moments […]

Woolen Blankets

feather-soft, I trail fingers through waters deep and wide reaching beneath the surface touch all the real places covered by your depths cupping my hands I taste, with greedy lips all the things you never say (are they for me, your words?) inexplicably, I know you, feel you verses weave and wend picking up the […]

Bone-marrow Essence

you slip through all my cracks soul-seepage with glitter-eye wrapping and curling around shoulders down soft supple belly and intimate sighs headswirl, I inhale …::::…::::…::::… lips speak, whisper firstbloom love I hold each seed precious-birth heart-stream unstoppable dance fingers fly, tongue-fly, words fly, fly, fly right. off. my page. to. you. pillow-head, I exhale …::::…::::…::::… […]

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 […]

Galactic Shift

my heart shifted from ordinary to extraordinary when you spoke to me that first time I flew from treetop to mountaintop from mountaintop to troposphere I swam on the surface and dove deep beneath from bright blue to deep black then I rose above the clouds to drift amongst the stars the deeper I go […]

Shadowfell (A Collaboration)

through the damp wood dim and heavy, humid with the tears of Danu’s children from ere they dwelt in their mounds, where betwixt and ‘tween the misty veils lies a fortress forbidding bare and stark built of black mud, river boulder, bone and feather in single file dressed all alike, black robed and solemn, they […]

Attention REBLOG

Maybe I really just want attention Book tours and readings across the nation Adoring fans interpreting my words Applause filled rooms and fans by the herds Simon and Schuster publishing contracts Volumes of acclaimed books with money stacks Maybe even a reading on the tonight show The audience moved to emotion in their rows Academics […]