Monday, December 4, 2017


The freckles 
Painted across his
Create an entire
And I listen to
Him smile
As my fingers dance
Between his constellations 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Accepting My Death

He shines 
Like the sun
That smile
Exploding through his eyes
To bathe me in his warmth
And yet when 
His gaze turns
It’s cold
My sun becomes
Just another far-flung star 
And I’m left
I can feel the blood slowing 
And freezing me from inside
Convinced it’s the last of me
Ready to let go
Until he wraps me in his arms
To thaw me out
One more time 

Thursday, November 9, 2017


And I notice
Another crack
That wasn’t there before 
More and more 
No one wants 
The leftover 
Of what used to be 
Cathedral stained glass

The Nameless

Crippling and blinding
I couldn’t name it 
If even it had a name
A thousand years old
And crawling like a spider
Up my throat 
Killing me 
From the inside

Lullaby Concerto

She’s deliberate 
With every word
It’s beautiful to see
Behind her eyes as
She struggles to find
The perfect blend
Of cadence and diction
Lulled to sleep by
The excitement in her face
And the symphony 
In her voice 
By her conductor’s hands 
As they punctuate 
The rhythm of her story 
And the matching beat of 
My heart 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

A Chance at Life

My lips are
Broken and blood-crusted over
Cracked so badly
Even the sweet touch
Of water sends
Shockwaves of pain
And yet I stay
Perched beneath the 
Dripping sponge
Afraid I’ll miss 
Its kiss 
Because agony 
Is my only 

Monday, October 23, 2017

Sleeping Ugly

Sleep forever
Because the land of dreams
Can’t steal you away
Day after day
After agonizing day
The forever winter 
In a frostbitten heart is
Afraid to hope 
For the thaw of spring 
It isn’t worth
The melt of tears
And the puddle of
Sorrow surrounding 
Its frozen corpse