Baptism

Baptism

These skies are ominous Clouds full to burst Overripe with rain A deluge ready to fall Onto the cold, hard ground Desperate for a baptism For a chance to come clean The downpour arrives Steady and persistent Like this headache Straining for days Against my skull Looking for an escape Fighting for relevance Conscious of … Continue reading

Contagion

Contagion

You can’t catch feelings Not like a summer cold In the midst of a heatwave It’s always complicated This idea of instant love The constant contemplation Of this inexact science That often leads to ruin These blatant platitudes That both excite and condemn When we need consistency Because love must germinate It must grow from … Continue reading

Not Love

Not Love

This is not love Not the ordinary, iconic, Earth shattering love From fairy tales Not the one that fabricates That reciprocates in turn That gives its absolute all To get lopsided returns Not the final antidote To acrimonious attrition Or the salve for what ails It isn’t spectacular Or poetically sound Or even a cup … Continue reading

Sunflower Dreams

Sunflower Dreams

She loves me not Even though she did When everything was new Just like fresh paint Inundating every surface With vibrant restraint And calculated risk When nothing is absolute Except her apathy In the absence of love In the wealth of regret That I never said so That I didn’t tell her The words that … Continue reading

Fade to Gray

Fade to Gray

This photograph fades Yellowing with age Showing these scars Like a blacklight Rising above my soul The edges start to blur Blending the colors Stretching at the seams To maintain composure This lens narrows Drawing the viewer in Eyeballs peeled to canvas This vulnerability Evident in the repose Of these practiced poses These funny coincidences … Continue reading