Typing Heartache

What fresh sting is this Heart dipped in something like formaldehyde Not sure what made dissecting tools necessary Couldn’t be another pin prick Could I run exploratory marathons across all my favorite cities Find the poverty minstrels playing nostalgic tunes in public parks I can almost feel a pulse in Boston now I can almost…

The Rest I Seek

Tired of running Tired of pretending it’s the same Acting as though you understand Trying to share the empathy of a moment When you stand at an antipodes Relating here, a fool’s errand Could one retire? From caring? I see no finish lines I’m out of breath and belief I’m running without shoes I’m jogging…

Dew You Like Me

I’m swimming In feelings Dancing in that rain of sensation The one where You feel something new For someone new It could be a mirage A spring shower that quickly passes But I kinda like it It’s a peaceful like thing this time The way thunder clouds comfort me From the chaos that happens on…

Mingling Hues of Red and Blue

I found a paint brush A tool to color some universes And with this wand in my terrestrial grip I brushed across a canvas And gave my tears pigment Have you ever looked at the reflection of trees on a lake, as rage on a placid surface? Have you ever viewed the creamy aquatic blue…

to the trees

how can you protect me when you fear me? where do the tallest sequoias grow? That thinning bark on eucalyptus trees saddens me. palms lean at hurricanes willows ever weep oaks reach at air pines become bothersome with sap Birnham wood may stay at bay Sherwood forest is as fictional as the character I seek.

Closer and Farther

I play 9 crimes again I promised not to never let this happen again I nurse my heart and know these ones never get tears only some short lines in a book I think of tragedy That last time I had to rescue my versus Strewn through b drives and e drives and over 4…

Reasons Loving Hurricane Seasons

The hazel ocean swarmed I ran fingers through green sea glass and wasn’t cut I combed the ocean weeds with finger tips and current The tunnel surrounded me The translucent walls cooled and turned Blue and aqua light traced peaks on the glossy surface I love the storm Black sky – a blanket of the…

This inks again

Hello pen we haven’t talked in some time C’mon soul let’s etch the things only you and I know Whence did the wanderings and longings and honest moments begin their hibernations? You are welcome here. You need not burrow beneath ordinary. You need not hide from the snow and sorrow. We welcome you like rain…

Purge

Sometime I have to dig my fingernails into the keyboard to bleed It’s a healthy thing I swear. If you only tasted the iron in my apathy Would you then keep typing? I went to a jungle last week I hated the place I hated the monsters I hated the climate that made me sweat…

Alchemy

Just put me in a box I’ll be your princess Cut me into the perfect mold And then keep me safe from the world Let my universe exist in the expanse of one square I’ll just be jewelry I’ll just be hard as rock And nothing will ever break me Shelter me and let me…

The Harvest of An Idealist

This brainwork is a bed of soil A place she where she digs And I watch as her thoughts they grow I like to peek over the iron-wrought walls of friendship, fortresses and fear to see The things that grow beneath Her words fall Into the freshly-watered soil of a blank computer page To grow…

The S-cat-ology of Motion

The feline fiend curls like firm knuckles around a coffee mug – gripping warmth She reaches fingers and toes akimbo for some tenterhook treasures These bones and sinews like taffy on a rack Turning, stretch, turning, curling like the Mississippi river cuddles the banks And moves and moves rowing nearer to the corners and drifting…