Drowned

Drowned

This bed is overrun By you and me And the ghost of she Slithering between sheets Turning steam to ice Vapor cooling clean But I blink and she’s gone This sometime paramour This consequential sigh An uncomfortable reminder Of how close we came to ruin. At night we toss and turn Sweat soaked and sobbing … Continue reading

Shallow Glass

Shallow Glass

This shallow glass holds volume The shape of which changes like pitch Thrown onto an empty canvas Its striations subtly mesmerizing Forming whirls and whorls As individual as fingerprints Pressed against this plate glass Pulled away to reveal these sins Lamentations of a life gone awry Or at the least turned inside out Its tag … Continue reading

Radio Static

Radio Static

This love is fragmentary Wholly dysfunctional Waiting for a reprieve Or a chance to deny Its place in this world These spider-webbed cracks Expanding out in waves From a vitriolic center Vibrations jarring clear Vacating this empty space And leaving it hollow All numbingly vacuous Shackled to expectations That will never come true Taking time … Continue reading

2 Sugars

2 Sugars

I put in 2 sugars Raw like these wounds Finely crystallized Skimming the surface Dissolving like rain In the rainy season Steam rises in waves Dissipating in the air So warm and fragile Held together for now But waiting for release Cooling finely inert This cream, a milky white Blending into mocha, smooth As the … Continue reading