Monday, December 29, 2014

I loved you yesterday

I loved you yesterday

But somewhere between polished fingernails

Laced with painted cherry blossoms and

Scabbed feet watermarked by Monet's Water Lilies,

My heart ceased to beat--

A heart that once rushed to life

With each golden sunset reflected in your eyes

And every moss stained rock leading to high places.

I knowingly set it on that trail

Awaiting the tread marks of your boots

Or the stab of the pointed satin slipper.

Oh God! Something to make it alive!!

But it only lay there

Trampled and scarred--

Too weak to breathe its rose watered oxygen...

Until he came

With Christmas bells and slow dances by firelight

The smell of pine needles lingering on my skin

And his rich coffee laden vibrato

Humming deep within my chest.

Amid whispers of orange trees and blue skies,

My heart took its first sips of life

Reminding me of what I was missing...

Reminding me of what had been there all along.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Branded skin
Oil of the moon
I painted the sky with pieces of you.
Dazzled lips...undressed rubies.
Bones crushed beneath 
The weight of words unspoken.
Shadowed treads across the heart
Deep within the swamps of murky kisses 
Entangled in an embrace 
That left us drowning
Ripping and clawing 
Our way toward freedom
We pushed the other under the mire,
To gasp for air.

Was it worth it in the end, 
Oh my darling of sirens?
To heed the call 
Of a melody so enchanting?

In a canvas somewhere
Lay pieces of us 
Painted with the oil of the moon.
The bluest of skies.
Branded skin.

Thursday, October 16, 2014


Guardian of my past and future 
My world has imploded
I watch as you bathe languidly in my destiny.
If I’m your beloved,
Caress me with whispers of a secret language
Only we two share.
Fill me with tender kisses,
Till I’m drowning in the grasp of your love 
The incandescent beauty of two becoming one.
Crawl beneath my skin and pour
The fragrance of your spirit
Into every ruptured and scarred artery
Of my soul.
Until I’ve tasted the very last drop of its fruit
And know
You are good.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


If I could take your pain and freeze it in time, 
I would journey to the ends of the earth and bury it deep beneath the final ocean wave,
Where it could never again singe your skin or drain breath from your lungs
Steal sunlight from your eyes.
Your eyes -- I would fill them with diamonds
So your joy sparkled in the light of day
And when evening came, your starlight was a beacon for the wayward soul.
The dark of night would no longer be needed for asylum
The glare of morning could not sear your tender heart.
The truth is, you deserve far more than I could ever give.
You are prized far more than diamonds, moonlight, or daybreak.
You are the reason oceans roar, lungs gasp, hearts beat.
Without you, children would cease to laugh, feet would cease to dance…
The stars would fade from the sky.
You are irreplaceable, my friend
You are HIS.