Friday, January 5, 2018

The Tattooed Skull

The torrent 
Slicing from above
Water turning to ice
The shards 
Shredding my skin
Peeling flesh from bone
Until I finally recognize 
What I know
I’ve been all along 
A hollow thing
Tossed aside
Waiting for a 
Regeneration 
That won’t come 

Monday, January 1, 2018

The First Full Moon

I felt the cry from
The broken wolf as she leaned 
To nuzzle the moon. 

Monday, December 4, 2017

starStruck

The freckles 
Painted across his
Shoulders 
Create an entire
Galaxy 
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
Bright 
Brilliant 
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
Hollow 
Shivering
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

shatteredGlass

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

The Nameless

Fear 
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 
Hypnotized 
By her conductor’s hands 
As they punctuate 
The rhythm of her story 
And the matching beat of 
My heart