What Lurks Beneath

What Lurks Beneath

Behind these chocolate eyes There’s a tentative monster Waiting to explode into life To throw off this shell And love without limits But that’s not enough That’s not the only way To tell you how I feel To give you fair warning Before showing you the flip side Of this dear reverent love This apocalyptic … Continue reading

Forgotten

Forgotten

I’ve forgotten everything about you The way you always tilt your head When something makes you wonder How you finger comb your hair And it cascades around your face The way your nose wrinkles When I’ve confused you again How you drive with your left hand While your right taps on the dash And I … Continue reading

in pieces

in pieces

My heart breaks in pieces Asymmetrical like your love Which never encapsulated me So very incomplete An inadequate coupling Forced into static molds Quite complex, fragmented Like the state I’m in Tears streaking the glass As I watch you pull away These heartstrings pulled taut Straining to follow behind Tethered to these fragments Fraying at … Continue reading

Slate

Slate

The etchings in margins Greyed out like shadows Conscious utterances Painted on in layers Thick like base oils Waiting to be conjured Dried into semiform whorls That deny this history As sordid as these epithets Vitriolic as such Words as sharpened knives Cutting down to marrow Carving into pale flesh Marginalized like snow In the … Continue reading

The Lady Lies

The Lady Lies

Her eyes, they lie Saying such niceties That burn bright Before exploding An expectant glance Frequent and cunning This flirtation lost In definitions it hides It trades in depth For shallow platitudes And a hint of more Juxtaposed just so Adjacent to love But missing the whole The truth hidden in chaos These well-seeming forms … Continue reading

Disconsolate

Disconsolate

The pitter patter of feet Tiptoeing up stairs These ghosts unaware Conversing in tongues This constant intrusion A fragmentary pause Resting in the shadows Just like we used to When we were complete But all I can do is cry And sing you this lullaby Full of shallows and lows That take a kind of … Continue reading