Not a Home

Not a Home

This house is a shallow grave Entombing as it provides Practically complicated Like I was before I moved in Dragging my life around In a giant suitcase And I don’t know why I stay When everyone else gets to leave Gets to carry on their way When the socks don’t match In this lint free … Continue reading

Broken

Broken

I am broken Fractionally incomplete Frayed at the edges By time and pretense These conscious lies Hanging around my neck Like so much baggage Heavy and obtuse I am a tinkling glass A banging cymbal Crashing to the ground But there is no fanfare No symbolic gestures No gathering at my grave In tearful remembrance … Continue reading

Used to Love You

Used to Love You

There is an indentation Where your body used to be These transcendental longings The absence of reciprocity And though I never knew you Not the one who walked away I think I used to love you anyway There are these constant whispers From an incidental time When all we had was circumstance All the spoils … Continue reading

This Anger

This Anger

My anger is my shield It keeps me safe and warm While forcing others away This oppositional force Waxing and waning With the setting of the sun But I can’t reconcile hate And the need to be at peace Such a confrontational stance Ripping me neatly in half Blood spilled in straight lines Tidy like … Continue reading

Breathe

Breathe

These days are innocuous Shackled to incompetence Like so many shadows Trailing corporeal selves They waste away to dirt Sinking deep into the soil As fragile as glass Melting in the summer sun And I can’t remember June Those everlasting nights That bled into morning Those transcendental days That disappeared in time You standing next … Continue reading

Vanilla

Vanilla

Your hair smells like vanilla All perfect innocence And transcendental bliss A mix of lavender cloves Suffused with sandalwood As I inhale, a heady rush Completely washing over me Taking over every sensory Perception that I have ever known So unlike anything else Save for the ecstasy of life That smells exactly like vanilla Like … Continue reading