From These Ashes

From These Ashes

This fractious house rests Torn by its own dissension Decaying in its incompetence Rotting on the vine Peaceful but for the smell Trapped in this living hell Waiting for a cleansing fire For a chance to finally burn To purify its inhabitants With so many smoking ashes Cobbled together on the floor Scattered by the … Continue reading

Boundaries

Boundaries

There’s a fine line Between who I am And who I want to be An ink stained marker Separating this life From chaos Keeping me contained In between the lines But I like it messy This idealized dilemma Chaining me inside To this mirror image That smiles when I smile And makes me whole I … Continue reading

Kiss Quick

Kiss Quick

This petulant love Breathless in its urgency Painful in its disregard Standard for the times So Sinatra smooth It makes me ache inside But it comes with consequence With a kiss quick mentality Leaving behind traces Of light, and dark, and shadow Cobbled together like stone Six-eighths and forever But only lasting a moment As … Continue reading

Forty-One

Forty-One

This age wears well Like the finest of wines In a dry season Subtle, yet sweet Rich and delicate Despite its history And my bones, they ache They take time to warm To adjust to themselves After all this time These lines on my face Testament to a dreaming That fades in eventuality A new … Continue reading