Less I Needed

Less I Needed

The less I needed The more you gave And left me crying This tender love Fashioned by time Left to lie By the candle That burned brightest Before flickering out Heedlessly gone Before it began And the fragrance of it Assaulted the senses Like a daydream Carved in stone This starving need Obliquely naked Embarrassingly … Continue reading

Liquid

Liquid

Words come unbidden Like waterfalls Cascading down Tendrils snaking Into the shallows Sifting the shifting sands Stirring them smooth Soft as straight lines Irony in their edges Twisting together In episodic phrases Washed clean Hung out to dry Where others come to stare To suss out meaning Where none exists Conscious judges With fairy tale … Continue reading

Enter Night

Enter Night

The night is young Like a suckling child Content in mother’s arms Cherub-kissed This flight of fancy Black like tar Rising on the air And settling The night leaves me Breathless in my rush As tangible as skin Dancing under hands Rough and careworn This collective sigh A rustling of sheets Cool and dry The … Continue reading

Salvation Blues

Salvation Blues

It’s standard practice This give and take Like salvation blues Thrumming in my soul Such a simple thing This running away To stand still Lost in thoughts Better left unsaid Caught between the melody And a slamming door The fragmentary dream Like puzzle pieces Sliding into place With a unique rhythm Lost in translation Measured … Continue reading

Naked

Naked

We are naked in our skin Clothed in Friday morning Or last week’s pain Intensified by distance Magnified by time Yet misunderstood In the nature of the day Clear as conscience Bathed in apathy Like a summer rain When it comes straight down Forceful and blunt The disparity clear Between twilight and dawn And the … Continue reading