Sea Salt Dreams

Built a man out of clay Hopes and desires The tide washed him away I tried to use shells and rocks to keep him close But into little bits of sand he melted away I decided to become a homeowner then And purchased a castle Digging my hands deep into the earth to make a…

All Things Beautiful

For Alyssa Smith, a dancer and dear friend. Bind a back Bind a brain Break a body Blinding pain Bury roots of a friendship In bandages we became partners of sorrow Felt in bone’s marrow Brought to our knees In prayers and in pleas Bound in our brittleness To be better we breathe

The Fairest of Them All

The Beatles sing the truth My hand wants to be held by you The soda fountain springs hold youth And I share shakes with you While the sun’s shining With my cheeks burning With the best part of embarrassment And modesty’s true flush I want my head to rest softly against A welcome outdoor park…

The Well, the Deep

I keep my secrets in a well The wall it keeps them very well. I draw a bucket down to the deep To hear my thoughts within the deep. I tie a rope to the past and pull Until memories at my heart won’t pull. I tie regret to rocks and let them sink far…