Intertwined

I am the heartbeat pounding beneath your music, keeping time, keeping time. I am the sun peeking through canopies heavy with dew-laden leaves, dripping through branches reaching out, reaching for you. I am the silence echoing through your halls of memory, filling your soul with aching, longing. I am each ocean wave that kisses your endless shore. I am the light to defeat your every … Continue reading Intertwined

Madness Reigns

Madness reigns as the tormentor waves her magic wand — stirring, whirling, executing the perfect storm Delighting in the chaos, she spears her vulnerable victim and laughs as she watches her crumble Slurping blood from cracked bones only empowers her cruelty Madness rains, falling from storm clouds she created from her own insecurity, faults, and failures as if she could wash them away Her animosity … Continue reading Madness Reigns

Lonesome Loser

In time, he was once, twice, three times afflicted Burdened with a broken heart built to appease some wondered what scenes his mind’s eye depicted Loneliness, an excruciating disease When her false light found purchase in his darkness he blindly caressed and nurtured it with ease Damned to fantasy, empty like a harkness he courted each one, determined to impress until each rejection reveled in … Continue reading Lonesome Loser

Beauty and Imperfection

Vulnerabilities as treasures collected Unafraid to begin again, again Masterpieces painted with each imperfection Mysteries hidden among the unexpected Celebrating those cracks every now and then Vulnerabilities as treasures collected With new eyes, we see the world as it was What is could be, all that we are making Unafraid to begin again, again Slipping through each flaw to rewrite those rules We are the … Continue reading Beauty and Imperfection

Clarity Between Weeping

moments of madness moments of clarity clarity as awareness personified clarity cutting through curtains of lies lies spewing from your crooked mouth lies making a home in my troubled mind mind whirling as yes becomes no mind vacillating between up and down down to depths I didn’t know I could reach down a rabbit hole of my own making making poor choice after poor choice … Continue reading Clarity Between Weeping

The Mind and Other Strange Creatures

The mind is a creature wandering in spaces between awe-inspiring light and absolute darkness It spools polychromatic prisms just to skew what we think of as real Perhaps to force us to think of things from a different point of view, it makes polka-dots of what was once striped and fragile that which was always armored And somewhere in those mystical margins we discover even … Continue reading The Mind and Other Strange Creatures

Exasperation

  Satisfaction lingers long after the chatter Accomplishment mine to hold In secret, I sample both the fiery and bland My smile a shadow as I savor each victory Haunted nights released, the ultimate success   What’s done is done and what is not, no matter Accomplishment mine, calculated and cold Refreshing – this final stand I embrace those who would name me contradictory A … Continue reading Exasperation

Love of One

None as complicated as the game of love Love as a puzzle Love as a gift Gift immortalized in music Gift celebrated in poetry Poetry both savory and sweet Poetry legendary and true True emotions lost in constellations True boundaries defined by irregular borders Borders on the mad Borders on the effervescent Effervescent ingénue is radiant Effervescent martinis shared on a romantic night Night spies … Continue reading Love of One

Resolve

Any day, any time now before it’s too late change will come   Delays battle deadlines even on a small scale Frustration is inevitable   Garner that resolve, hunker down for the long haul Inspiration is borne of patience   Justice knows no bounds kneeling before righteousness Long for vindication too long coming   Many might reconsider not willing to endure old-fashioned hard work   … Continue reading Resolve