Pulse

Pulse

This heart is fragile A tender anomaly Meant to wither away For lack of empathy A feeble representation Of love’s weaknesses A knock-kneed preamble To fair-weather feelings Couched in certain terms Meant to convey pain But showing a patchwork Mismatched architecture That belies this passion Compartmentalized Shut behind pure artifice And a complex denial Meant … Continue reading

Delicate

Delicate

If I gave you this excuse These reasons to dismiss me As nothing more than random So much tinkling brass Sounding into an abyss So large that it echoes Reverberating like glass Struck by a tuning fork Would you even listen? And I would never blame you If you didn’t accept this kiss If you … Continue reading

Throwing Stones

Throwing Stones

It’s a skimming really The way these stones skip Cresting the waves Before sinking deep Into cool, clear water Never to be seen again Leaving ripples behind Like caressing silk And watching it settle Seamless in its beauty Reckless in its joy Then I forget about it The heft of each stone As I weighed … Continue reading

First Comes Love

First Comes Love

First comes love That wily advance Entrancing in parts A flaunting glance Flagrantly even Expansive at best Before overflowing Into a radiant sea Of infatuation Or perhaps intrigue A suitable substitute For forced affection A semblance of a kiss Given at midnight Before the curtain call The encore too dim Too pedestrian For all this … Continue reading

On The Equinox

On The Equinox

A silence deafening to hear Gathers in the collective shadows Left by an intimate Indian Summer When there is nothing else to hate Save a creeping chill on the horizon That tells us winter is on its way These hands held out and observed This light flickers in the breeze Candle wax drops onto the … Continue reading

Baptism

Baptism

These skies are ominous Clouds full to burst Overripe with rain A deluge ready to fall Onto the cold, hard ground Desperate for a baptism For a chance to come clean The downpour arrives Steady and persistent Like this headache Straining for days Against my skull Looking for an escape Fighting for relevance Conscious of … Continue reading