Your eyes are alight in flames, blazing with life, and dancing as the girls In flowing red dresses Dance around Their words. I am trapped in them, Yearning for them to notice, To look at me, and give me worth. I nearly beg you, burn me into being! Melt from me an eternity of frosted … Continue reading Fiery Eyes
Your were once an infant, crying in the night. I feared you, like anyone fears the darkness. I feared you would consume my life, that there would be nothing left untouched. I'd wile way my days as a slave to sticky hands, hungry calls, And nightmares leading you to my bed. You’ve done just that- … Continue reading My Daughter
Your eyes are pools of changing gems, Taking on whatever colors they need To reflect their thoughts into the world. I swim in them, helpless to fight their tow; Perfectly content with letting myself drown.
It's that quiet kind of interest, that kind not spoken of... that kind that breeds the perfect dreams, but never grows to love. It's a subtle curiosity, that keeps my mind amused, of what would be, if we could be; my distraction and my muse.
Leave as the waves that sway from the sea, Venturing into the deep before coming home to me. Leave as the Sun that hides beyond sight, Traveling around the globe, before dawning on the night. Leave as the seasons spreading through trees, Cycling wistfully through their moods, carried on a breeze. Leave as the breath … Continue reading Leave
Love, pain, need, regret- Goals and triumphs never met. warmth, hurt, something else- Things, I think, I’ve always felt. Him, her, them, they? Blurry visions, leaving vague. Future, maybe, you think? Us? The votes against- unanimous. Laughter, light, joy, sun- You and me when left alone. darkness, though, when you go- Swallowed by another show. … Continue reading Us
Can I watch you from the front porch My rocking chair making noise While you skip rope with our little ones? Daughter’s in the kitchen, whipping up a sandwich Son-in-law is bonding with a game I’ll be watching from the front porch While you run across the yard, laughing the same Years will come … Continue reading From the Front Porch
Smile for me Show your teeth I want you to glimmer like the sun Because the world is yours And I’ll make it so You deserve to have some fun Giggle and laugh And nothing less I want you to enjoy your time We have so little And I’ll give my all So you … Continue reading To my Daughter
Lost within a memory I won’t let myself forget, Like the face of a newborn child Or that of my first regret. It finds me all alone, Gone to the gallows of night; And I ponder, stare, commiserate How something could be so right… Staring back into my soul With jewels of bourbon silk, Fingers … Continue reading Something In-between
---Written for my love, who will likely never see this, in an attempt to reminisce the start of our commitment --- A drunken night, A silent joke, An early morning, A walk in the road, A night of cards, Another of chess, (Hard to believe That was your best) A day in doors TV blared … Continue reading Reminisce