I thought I could live in the river; I thought I could survive on the tiny bits of algae it fed me from time to time, that I could tame it and morph its path and power toward a destination beneficial to myself. I thought I was the only one who could truly understand the … Continue reading The River
The first words were gentle, Caught up in a cloud of nerves, Unsure of where to drop their swell, But knowing things would fall soon. When they did, It was a gift to the desert land, Nothing but sand- Each drop brought something new. We’ve never been much less since then; Teasing lovers, closer friends. … Continue reading For You
They told me he’d come, if I’d only hold on. He’d fly to my window and we’d both be gone. The sun would rise on our forms in the sky, The girl who caught the hero’s eye. But I’m still alone, no sign of his cape. Is the “S” meant for “super”, or “Sorry I'm … Continue reading Waiting Up
A Haiku – 1
Eyes gently open, As the dawn consumes her face. Good morning, beauty.
On Music and Nostalgia
Wrap me up in quarter notes, Breathing on a rest, Repeat the chorus two or three, make every verse your best. Memories coax my empty mind, Before swimming into view. Melodies dancing with my past, Old faces becoming new. I close my eyes and fall away, The music, my time machine. Taking me back to … Continue reading On Music and Nostalgia
You're there in my eyes, Changing my mood- In all of these ways, I am consumed. Lost at your touch, Beneath the bright moon- In all of these ways I am consumed. Your breath in my lungs, A buckling swoon- In all of these ways, I am consumed A drop of my hand, We'll meet … Continue reading Consumed
On Fleeting Feelings of Love
When love embraces you, so that every inch of skin is awake and secure, do you question it’s reality? I do not mind where it’s from, only that it exists. Only that, in that moment, I am as alive and aware as I can ever be. Talk to me and feel it, Smile to let … Continue reading On Fleeting Feelings of Love
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.