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

What Lurks Beneath

What Lurks Beneath

Behind these chocolate eyes There’s a tentative monster Waiting to explode into life To throw off this shell And love without limits But that’s not enough That’s not the only way To tell you how I feel To give you fair warning Before showing you the flip side Of this dear reverent love This apocalyptic … Continue reading

Forgotten

Forgotten

I’ve forgotten everything about you The way you always tilt your head When something makes you wonder How you finger comb your hair And it cascades around your face The way your nose wrinkles When I’ve confused you again How you drive with your left hand While your right taps on the dash And I … Continue reading

in pieces

in pieces

My heart breaks in pieces Asymmetrical like your love Which never encapsulated me So very incomplete An inadequate coupling Forced into static molds Quite complex, fragmented Like the state I’m in Tears streaking the glass As I watch you pull away These heartstrings pulled taut Straining to follow behind Tethered to these fragments Fraying at … Continue reading