Facing East

Facing East

I am facing East Bending with the wind That blows with gale force Leading me from myself Drowning out my screams But I refuse to break This naive outlook Shockingly shattering These notions of life This broken compass Tilting Northwest Like a semi-taut wire Flapping in the breeze Lost amidst the chaos Of a world … Continue reading

When the Bough Breaks

When the Bough Breaks

When the bough breaks The squirrels scatter Skittering across To the next tree in line Hedging their bets With their form of god The rain crashes through Dancing leaf to leaf Delighting the canopy With its cadence Lightning in the air Thunder everywhere Deafening in the woods Where foxes take cover Bedraggled as they are … Continue reading

Yours

Yours

I’m in love with you Your wild-eyed stare Your flyaway hair Your caution sign Your flawed design Your controlled smile Your adamant denial Your semi-perfect hate Your tendency to wait Your monumental sigh Your singsong lullaby Your condescending tone Your love of the unknown Your backwards glance Your second chance Your conscious needs Your heart … Continue reading

Opaque

Opaque

The night is young Like a newborn child Starving at the teat Looking for a grace That may not arrive A speckled canvas Sprinkled with stars Waiting for daybreak Lost in the middle Of a shifting sky The moon up high Brilliantly yellow A sliver of hope Falling out of favor With this quietude Once … Continue reading

Perspective

Perspective

This triangle has three sides Your side is flatter than mine And the third I cannot see Not because it’s invisible But because I’m turned away Always looking at you Straining to be that flat To press my curvature Into submission Like I know you would want If you thought about those things If you … Continue reading