Posted in Photography, Poetry

My heart is a corridor


I cannot seem to walk past a door
lonely, in the pursuit of time
the wind’s impatient brush with forever

we stood in the hollow
bodies carved from sharpened rock
and painted yellow
the dim-lighted blackened space

You obviously see me
spared the chance of fading out
the rain washes our conscience clean.

Posted in Poetry

Moth Wings

Dedicated to a faithful friend.
My eyes flicker in the light.
I venture closer
to find you quiver
pencil lines draw a smile
where my lips once drew life.

A beam shines behind you
me dressed in blue.
We watch our dance
in front of a door
hinged by crafted iron
while shoes fit for horses
don our feet.

We gallop off
to find refuge
in silk threads
and pray our faith shelters
a promise made
a few days before
the doctor diagnosed
our heartbreak.
Posted in Art, Poetry

Hills in Summer

Summer Hill

Tell me what we would do
together
meet in the grasses
where purple liatris
swarms with bees
my honey hair blowing in the breeze.

Tell me how we find the courage
lay plans on fallen trees
our vows taken
to always please the other
in valleys and in hills.

Posted in Photography, Poetry

Masquerade

do you fear
he understands
keep walking
don’t let it end

this way
from where he comes
to seek good
your soul undone

the thickness -sick
coats his tongue
ripe and sweet
lies of deceit
his idea of trick and treat

Posted in Poetry

absence in wake

Look. Do you see? This picture of me. Look. I once stood in such a door. My vow to not share. My sacred word. My vagrant thoughts.

I break the rules. So am i

desperate against myself? I truly want to be alone. Do you believe me? I think not.

What will any of this pursuit mend? The constant chatter inside our heads. What grows louder

finally succumbs to hate. or are we Love?

change happened
serendipitously
’round blanketed windows
i peeked
to find you coyly approach

erect a shining mirror
i looked and wept
comforted by plump chair
for what seems hours
you numbingly scour
endless riddled notebooks

rewound cassette tape answers
spoken shyly
perched atop tree branches
i watch
leaves fall brightly
to decompose defenses

you taught me errors
learned long ago
wearing humble clothes
ripped jeans and tattered shoes
to provide the ashes
i spread

across my forehead
and linger in this restive room
dressed by your hands
secured with door key
to stand guard against

intruders
who peek in
arrest my trialed heart
a desire to be known
my only way out.

Posted in Poetry

mystery.

crazy!
he calls
after

i take
the compliment
meant to harm

morph into
his dream
swim deep

into unpleasant thoughts
surrounded by
future fights

transgressions
meek smiles forced
stretched out, about

and around me,
i welcomed
and wrapped you

into play
naively friend…
teasing

you listened
as no one ever
spanked this

hard ass
your love stung
-smack back

Posted in Poetry

i cant
have you
while i wait
for an answer

an answer itself
as i ponder

sending another letter
to address the heart
of a flame
burnt down in vain

you teach
a lesson to me

the next wave intense
alter rebuilt
penalty collected
a neglience of contrition

Posted in Poetry

missing.

how can i miss
what i never had
you ask
but i did have you
and still possess

the words spilled
on my dress
the magic marker
highlights the stars
spread under the hem

this horizon
never ending
we agree to never
wash our hands
again -your grin

wiped clean by tide
a rinse cycle failure
and the poison drunk
as one forever
unto our death

in obedience we sunk