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

Life Imitates Life

Life Imitates Life

The apple was plainly tart Its taste compelling But inadequate for love Defiant in her will She backs away from him Seeking hand snatched away Distorted by consequence Bereft of self-esteem Yet trying to understand How life imitates life Patient in its folly Ready to start over again As if nothing ever happened Because somehow … Continue reading

A Lingering

A Lingering

This anticipation wrecks me Drives a wedge between thought And the expectation of action Such a feather thin complication That shapes all of eternity Or just these restless hours Fashioning a way to exhale When all I can do is gasp When everything is shaded gray Like the dreams of yesterday But I could never … Continue reading