Sunday, August 31, 2014


Just a flicker
Then I must hide away.
Seconds of joy
Just fleeting moments
Then I'll hide behind
That Vulcan mask 
Of emotional neutrality that
Everyone expects.
Don't be too happy. 
Don't be too sad.
Others can't handle the emotions. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

One True Hero

There was a maiden fair
With flaming locks of hair 
Everyone knew 
Her heart was true
The Lass with Flaming Hair

The Quest she chose was rare 
At times it wasn't fair
But she did fight 
With all her might
The Lass with Flaming Hair

She drove her snow white mare
Straight to the dragon's lair
And battle-worn
A Hero's Born!
The Lass with Flaming Hair

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


And once I fall to my knees 
Ready to accept fate's choice
The storm cloud shifts  
And the sun reassures
That time goes forward. 
The kiss of light on dampened skin
Warms and calms. 
The heat spreads from flesh to soul. 
And your smile goes on forever. 

Friday, August 22, 2014


Horsehair on catgut 
Isn't it the most lovely
Sound of irony?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Colors dull
Everything softens
The loss of feeling
Craving an injection
A shot
Just a sip
Of the thing that makes me
Part of you. 

Friday, August 15, 2014


Center stage
Single Fresnel pointed down 
And I'm supposed to step into it
On display
Be what they want 
No one will have you if you don't 
Put on a show to the dark that surrounds
Maybe you'll be lucky 
Maybe someone will choose you 
Out goes your light
Shuffle back to your cage you ugly thing
And take as your proof that
Lonlieness is your beauty

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


I'm not sure what
Makes you stand out.
I only know 
Something happens,
Something magical, when 
Your soul turns my way. 
Over the moon.
Under your spell. 

Sunday, August 3, 2014


A gift wrapped in skin
Eyes down cast
Perfectly still 
Barely breathing
Praying for acceptance 
She holds out the leash 
You look and consider
Thirty seconds of silence
That seem eternity
Then finally approval
And air fills my lungs again 

Friday, August 1, 2014


Sometimes your unexpected kindness
Obliterates me and turns the 
Usual drab into a glorious 
Sunlight breaks the carapace of 
Menacing darkness trapped
Inside a tortured and 
Lost soul.  
Enlighten my heart and
Seal my wounds, Maestro.