Ballad for Two

  I wake to your laughter; two wide smiles full of happiness. I wonder what I would do without them. If I never got to experience those two small bodies full of love. Completely unadulterated and gifted just for me. You two, who were woven from the traces of my soul. You two, who are…

Dark Devotion

  The air in my lungs leaves me in a clouded burst. White fog tinged with pain, bitter cold misery. It laps up this atmosphere and trickles back into my soul. I welcome it with reverence, knees clasped and hands grasping onto that solace. I feel free without it, feel like nothing without it. I…

reflections

  What do you call these showers when April passes. It rains here so much I’m afraid I’m stuck in that month. It mocks me, those cruel days snicker at my repetition. It turns on and off, off and on; rain casts drizzles that have no place to go. These waters flood my streams, their…

petiole

  I could close my eyes and remember how you looked placed against my sheets   All doused out in blush fluttering pulses blooming hearts   Your sighs a sirens song I would wrap you up with thrills of stings   Kiss you quite mad strike you with slow vile things

littering rays

    The moon is radiant tonight spilling ringlets of rays down I wonder if this is what they mean when they say the sky is alive

swelter-

  There’s a heat thats been under my skin- a force greater than gravity. It nitpicks at my nerves, sidles fervor upon every strand of my atom. Here is a taste, are you looking for that drive? It will kiss you insane, twist you up like flames licking the wind. It was torturous for me,…

tethered feathers

  Birds are gathering here in these skies like little ants   They scuttle about leaving traces of twigs   I watch them from one edge of the earth and down to the next end   They whistle and chirp minute songs sprung out from their lungs   In a past life I imagine we…

flurry

    They say it’s going to snow here after those seventy two hours of constant rain   I was afraid the earth was going to be swallowed up   Now it will be blanketed in white pillage swarming beneath our feet   How funny it is that dew drops turn into sprinkles concrete melts…

The Blight of Anguish

  I wish I could put these words together for you I wish you could listen to what I have to say   I’d want you to feel these thoughts lie awake in your bed and touch the love I’ve spoken for you   Maybe it wasn’t the right time for us we had too…

I Fancied You’d Return….

    I thought- maybe if I don’t talk to you, then I won’t remember you.  The silence told me to erase you, burn you, throw out  every item I’ve owned that could remind me of you.  But all it did was make me think of you more.  I told myself- don’t go there, don’t…

Like Smoke

  How funny it is that you expect more of my time now   Not when I was a child pleading constantly  staring out the window waiting to see your silhouette    The time comes when I stare back at smiling blue eyes  dimples flashing    I have borne  children of my own now  …

fluctuations

  On nights like this, oh darling on nights like this, I would press my head across your chest, and listen to the quick beats of your heart. They’d come in steady thrums, powerful and echoing, and beating down on the floorboards that home my brain. I could count them, retrace the patterns like my…

Bottles of Lavender

  You are so soft and succulent so elegant in your shaping   When I think of you I think of dew drops and fallen snow   I dream of dancing peaches mahogany eyes brown speckled skin glittering of gold   You greet me with warmth apple pies on sunny days moon rays singing  …

Red Silhouettes

  The taste of you is in my mouth right now heady and red crimson trickled words that spell out the sin of lust across the air   I can picture you later with rose colored cheeks flaming white spread in blush tones on bedspreads setting fire across steeped pastures   My tongue curls at…