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

In Vain

In Vain

These dark nights fester While I fight my demons Of all this tainted love Spilled out like blood Red and sinuous While bitter tears flow As angry as wasps Coming home to ruins These pitch black nights Perpetuated by lies Steeped in a tradition Poured down like fire Burning white hot Against the ponderous sky … Continue reading

Razor Sharp

Razor Sharp

The knife cuts deep In ragged crisscross lines Lacerating my soul Double-edged misery Pressed firmly down Between white pages As the crimson spreads In a pulsing wave Like my broken heart Bleeding out Under the winter sun So cold and still Like polished steel Glistening silver Trained to wound In capable hands Bereft of human … Continue reading