Salome

Salome

She only speaks in riddles Fractious like the dawn When it comes way too soon Then fades into day Trivialized by a nature As cunning as the fall When it shifts into winter Shadowed and ashamed Haunted by complexity And this feathered life This loquacious nothing Streaming from her lips Such traditional longing Couched in … Continue reading

Varied Grays

Varied Grays

I think in colors In vivid reds and blues An endless river Vibrant and alluring They mess with my mind Constant companions Violating my soul This bright blood And rushing river Sluicing away evidence Of something forgotten The moment after it’s done A monumental shift Edging out emotion To make room for apathy As deep … Continue reading

Snowblind

Snowblind

In the frigid cold The shadows dance Limber and afraid They conjure hate In these pure fields And fallen drifts Under heaven’s gaze In perfect white light This distant sun As barren as it is Crossing at midpoint Then winking away Like fireflies Illuminating white These muted shades Transforming shallows Into layered planes This aching … Continue reading

Like Glass

Like Glass

You don’t know the me That hides in shadow Waiting to come alive When dreams morph Into nightmares Solidly foreboding Like crushing weight Changing everything While I sit here Pretending life away Saccharine smile Put on for show Convincing as sin This tendency to please Flipped inside out This me you love That doesn’t exist … Continue reading