Not A [Test]

Not A [Test]

This is not a test Not a chance to change Or translate Not the second coming Before the first Not a contemplation Or a transmission Of ill-begotten love That pulses as it moves Trapped in sentimentality Patient to a fault This is not a mission Couched in platitudes And promises for more Because life doesn’t … Continue reading

Browns & Grays

Browns & Grays

So much balances Upon the sharpness Of a knife’s point To cut out the night A yielding of wills Fractalized by light A smattering of rain Shot through with color And disillusionment Such old friends Grasping at hands And scattered clothing On the kitchen floor These wet shoes Drying at midnight Conjoined like twins But … Continue reading

No Remainder

No Remainder

She circles back on me Whirling like a dervish Tumbling in waves Choppy, strident, searching For an uttered explanation Eyes wide open on the world Capturing this kaleidoscope Fractal by fractal Frame by weary frame I hide in black and white Standing imminently still Breath catching at handholds Hopeful that she doesn’t blink Hiding in … Continue reading

Ghost Bones

Ghost Bones

This freezing cold Inside my bones Spreading infinite Like wildfire Caught on the breeze Cold smoke sighing Behind a cloudy lens These consequences Stultifying This fragmentation A pressure mounting She moves in my arms All soft and hazy Helpless as a fawn Waiting for the dawn But I’m not enough I’m ghost bones Clattering around … Continue reading

Reptilian

Reptilian

This fear contains Constricts as it moves Sinuously smooth Coolly calculating Quite fascinating For buzzards Who pick on flesh Like politicians Suitable for wear When sectioned off These lies slip out Through chapped lips Labored consequence Of fictional hopes Shattered on the floor So we leave hope With love and trust On the cutting table … Continue reading