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…

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…

Wanting Winter Warmth

Struck again You fool These pins and needles and constant wish for closeness Intimacy you slave master You paw against my soul Sold on the promise again Of just not this alone Of just not this quiet Breath of another Warmth of another Must destroy these longings Must silence it all Bury it deep With…

Growing Up with Poetry on the Walls

Growing up, there was Scripture, prose and poems around the house, things that helped mold me into the person I am today. I read and re-read these lines and began enjoying rhymes at an early age.

Double Date

That guy Who didn’t complain That he had to hang out With you Miss tacos Go to bed late Watch his crush hit on her boyfriend The guy who Didn’t disappoint you Exactly as much as you expected We’re all delightful tornados Tazmainian devils ready to deprive you of peace You didn’t work that hard…

It’s cold inside.

Sledgehammer Saturdays– I know better. Ice chips Those friendships They melt into kitchen cracks on the floor What if you knew what I was made of? Loose seams broken dreams Laughing into tears that hysteria stings. And the wicked wings of time Keep flying over me crawling in a dessert Hoping cupped hands will offer affection…

Love that Brings Strength

You make it difficult to breathe and I like it Oxygen flows only slowly to my brain Dizzying with thoughts that are not plain my mind functions short and heart triple-steps I’m leaning and falling and hoping for the best you’re beaming and leaning your head upon my chest my arms are wrapping themselves around…

Shameless

Take up arms I am fighting for I am crying for I am praying for I am seeking Something shameless Stay out Sheol I am preparing the war cries I am constructing Walls and Warriors Battalions and Bridges That’ll keep a thousand slaying dragons From borrowing darkness And sowing seeds of meaningless seduction   Sisters,…

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…

Ophelia

From the once crisp leaves of the lonely volume cried the sacred voice of ages past Her soul screams of the maddening love that possessed her Skin, soft. Lips, red. And furiously searching eyes had once been mirrored in the reflection of this now sullied corpse Persuasive words fallen from the princely mouth of the…

‘i carry your heart’ by E.E. Cummings

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today I honor the talented E.E. Cummings by posting his fantastic poem about love that is enduring, whether it’s romance or friendship.   i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) i am never without it (anywhere i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by…

To name a friend

I’ll hide your name in between rhymes ’cause I don’t like to face particulars in my poetry time.I’ll hide your name in the sky in a memory of so many planes flying by  It is too difficult Forcing a cadence into the swarming hurt. I could probably find a pleasant metaphor to buttress a different…