Limited

Limited

Love sets loose limits It comes and it goes Like so much wind Whimsical at best Suddenly shiftless Lacking heart Conscious of itself But only at times Often caught up In exultation When nothing matters When love moves again Tethered to apathy Like mirror twins The push and pull Evident to most But shoved aside … Continue reading

Faithless

Faithless

The crucifix burns Startled by this sin Affixed beneath this skin Like so many times before When prayers fell like rain Into this bowl of holy water But these tears are on pause Hanging by this thinnest thread Waiting for this watershed A lightening over Calvary A thundering in my ancient bones To bring me … Continue reading

Spacing

Spacing

I choose my words carefully Conjugation on my lips Spilling over into sound A perfect preservation Of multi-syllabic language Summoned from sheer memory So I can tell you to leave To go, to consciously decide To walk away without pride But I can’t just say it This well-rehearsed wit Refusing to dissemble Betraying my tender … Continue reading

Valerie

Valerie

Your name slips from my lips Caressingly sweet Urgently beautiful Like artificial snow In the middle of summer I can’t help but taste it To twirl it around my tongue To breathe it in like smoke Then slowly let it out Addicted to this rush This whisper eases out Filling the silences With undulating song … Continue reading

Torrid

Torrid

This heat shimmers Cool to the touch Yet fiery smooth Leaving no trace Save an alabaster sheen On this ebony stone A midnight reprieve From cooling skin After this climax Brain numb from exertion This out of body thing Capturing my fancy Leaves me wanting more But this vision clears All moon radiance Shining in … Continue reading

Falling

Falling

Falling in love is an ending A convoluted engagement An agreement signed in blood Pumping through besotted hearts A questioning of ideologies Couched in candy and rhyme And money wrapped in gray It’s the niceties that decay The dreams from which we wake Our best selves comes out to play But falling has consequences That … Continue reading