Catching Willow Wisps

Whisper softly beyond the gray silver moon across the bay gentle hair on the breeze pollen sailing thorough a sneeze Remember the soft white of her hair, the light in her eyes sparkling like minnows in the river all spark, no shiver Can those moments erase the joy darkened with betrayal like the sullen demon... Continue Reading →

Falling After It Ended

It wasn't until it was over, that the emotions swamped in. Flooding in like a dam giving way. Swallowing everything. I really didn't think anything unusual of the friendship back then. We talked all the time, or at least that's how I remembered it. But it wasn't all the time. Memory is rosy on the... Continue Reading →

Here and Now

Oddly enough, I've been most calm in these current moments when the world seems to be melting to rivers of chaos around me. And this whole social distancing thing, I've actually not been terribly broken up about it. I do miss going to poetry group. Seeing movies in the theater. Buying Clorox wipes. You know,... Continue Reading →

Tea at Dawn

Soft cocoa steamFaint scents of cloverTaking these momentsStarting over. A new morningPleasant dayQuiet momentsBefore the fray. Gentle music siftingIn all the best waysSpoonfuls of sugarTo start the days. Another cup of teaSwirling thermosSqueeze in some peaceBefore the circus.

Feral

He moves withcoiled precision, skinned teethedged between curled lip Blue chips of icedetermination and angercarving through the snow witha curved serrated edge. Point a directionand like a hound on the scentthe hunt begins with ferocious intent. Blood spills, deathweaves in his shadow, the lullabyof sharpening knives on thewhet of patient pursuit. Her tears may wash... Continue Reading →

Work

The choke of exhaust, Jule vaporseeping through my window.Stop -- go -- stopAssembly down the winding asphalt strips.Gas -- brake -- gas -- coast -- brakeThe prices go up as the peddle lowers. I worry that I will die of lung cancerfrom the land of second-hand smokeor the careless distraction of the nicotine crave. By... Continue Reading →

Saturday in July

Scream a silence crunchedbeneath cold finger tips shatteringthe crystal beauty beneath thepresence of possessioncrushing the fragile wingscellophane promises, silhouettepressed to the windowpanepinned to the fantasy, curlinglegs into bridged arches abovethe sateen waves, uneasyport-side dock invading the shore... It still tastes like lemongrass It happened again. I sat among the group where moments before I had... Continue Reading →

Resigned

I am resigned I realize that time moves onThat we change, and nothing lastsThat the pages keep turningNo matter who is really deserving A second chance disappears like thatSnap fingers before the moment lastsLingers and fades like our memoriesI still remember, even though the story's Are old and worn and falling apartCaptured in a bleeding... Continue Reading →

Hawkeye

See everything and nothing is clearNothing like all the lies that appearBrighter and higher than the stories could shareSomehow never caring that life was not fair Chickens and onions supposed their placeWas somewhere else aside from your mental plateDevouring and consuming all the sunlightLike an eclipse of friendship before the fight Bodies and blood to... Continue Reading →

Persona Non

When I stepped into the shadowsFather was there to greet meNot with a hug or smileBut with the stern unquestionable command. So I went, programmed as ever toFollow, never given the option toLead, even when the madness tookHim, he puppet-ed me behind the ink stained mask In ways familiar, the broad backHiding scars belying his... Continue Reading →

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