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…

The Edge of Elysian

    Medusa lives in these trees she sings of this breeze cries with those leaves   The branches pick and they preen form shells around soft carcasses marbled and pristine   Crackling vines across rooted cemeteries   She exists between earth and sky water and hell vividly unseen

Anathasia

  There were clumps of sunlight clogged into your bedsheets. I remember when I first laid there. Stars atop your ceiling, and your heady laughter flittering through the sheets, licking its way into my lungs. I thought, perhaps this could be athanasia. You had the poise; with your all-to-knowing eyes- Zeus’s irises. You sat perched…

la fille aux cheveux de lin

  The girl with the flaxen hair I will rave about you from dusk til dawn   Bronzed and blinding the suns rays itch to be splayed upon you   I have never seen that ball as luminous as it is until he spots you

Medusa and Herr Lover

    She had a serpents tongue ringlets of venom lingered off her lips One could have turned to stone if they gazed too long   But for me   I would have looked into the eyes of Hades battle mountains themselves just for a glimpse of those smooth emeralds   I had come to…

doll

You must have been so easy to love   The way you let that man walk walk walk all over that pretty little heart of yours, girl   I had watched him do it he held you in one hand your heart in the other   Eight beats was all it took   All it…

burnt offerings

You told me you were leaving   I watched you pace that empty house   It was more of a vessel   A receptacle   It held nothing but twisted limbs and foreboding bodies   I had lost myself in that house   I have no idea who I am   But you two  …

Nights Like This

    I often looked to the moon for answers   I would cry for her sing to her fall in love with her much like that luminous sphere did   She would comfort me on nights like this when she was sitting low and my hopes were high   Those craters would spell out…

Kisses of Sunlight

    What does love taste like darling?   It tastes of honeysuckle touches snow mixing with dirt your lips on mine   Spell out the words for me    Lick your lips against mine   Give me a taste of your love

layers

    She splayed out like coral dust and lavender sheaths   Rose water leaves and honeysuckle buds   I would have died for a touch

sparks

    Perhaps I have dreamed too often of grasping you longing for those subtle stares the moonlight casting in the window while I trace every freckle you hold   I wish I could capture all that the moonlight touches roam freely my hands on every inch of your skin it’d be like touching magic

Lakmé, An Act in Four Parts

      You are beautiful like melted wax a cream colored fluorescent that spills desire over my skin   You tasted of jasmine tear dropped rosebuds   I’d catch you by the tip of my tongue   Lick drops of honeydew off of your skin you are an elixir on my tongue   You…