Monday, June 29, 2015

The Grand Fade

The wood is dark
The noises frightening 
I don't dare leave my cave
This is my new home now 
No search parties
No tracking dogs
I left without telling a soul
And I know I won't be missed

Lust v Love

Similar but not the same
Able to create or destroy
Capable of generating tears or laughter
And I walk forward
With one foot on each side
Of the Red Line
Embracing both
And fearing neither

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Abandoned

Rain soaked and heart sick
No end in sight 
For the downpour 
No shelter
For the battered spirit
No way to get
Back to home
Back to you 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


On my knees for thirty minutes now
One snap for each minute
Naked and exhausted
The Punishment falls from my hand
The fireplace scorches my front 
To match my broken back
Torn flesh so numb 
I can't feel the rivulets of blood 
Pooling at my feet
But for thirty split seconds 
I felt 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015


All of the years shared
And I'm still discovering
The magic of you.

Sunday, June 21, 2015


There were no words I understood
But his intent was clear
Slight corrections 
Small manipulations
Tiny marks left as reminders
Of a session 
In a foreign land 
Without leaving home

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Longest Night

I crawl into bed,
Whisper I love you, and wait
For you to join me. 

Monday, June 15, 2015


Jagged-toothed and snarling
Hot foam dripping from bloody teeth 
The Ugly comes for us all
And no salt or iron
Daylight or stake
Can stop the darkness 
From swallowing souls
At breakneck pace 
If you think it will do any good
But when it chases faster than thought
You'll find it waiting for you
Around every corner

Saturday, June 13, 2015


There is a heart
Full of tattoos
Words written 
That tear
That mend
That break
That bind
Story after story
Marked on a heart
Tucked away 
Where no one sees

Friday, June 12, 2015


There is a lost key
To an unknown lock
For a hidden treasure 
The reckless have searched 
With no clues to guide them
The unobservant have 
Walked past every day
But the treasure is patient
The lock can be understood 
And the key is nearly found 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


That tipping point where
Turning the key won't allow
You to stay the same 

Monday, June 8, 2015


Flash and bang
Over and under 
Restlessness sets in
Give and take
Open and close
The love across the sea waiting
To claim my soul
Eyes that branded my heart
Never letting go 

Sunday, June 7, 2015

The Ghost of You

It's inescapable 
Your face is everywhere 
Haunting words 
And blurry memories
Of time shared
Intense eyes 
Reflected in every face
I'm waiting for the haunting to end
And the possession to begin 

Friday, June 5, 2015


And gone
The photo created
Locked in time
A frozen moment
Burned into my soul 
It brings tears
Of longing
Of joy
Of overwhelming isolation
My only decoration
In my forgotten cage 
While I wait for the Maestro
To call his muse

Thursday, June 4, 2015


In she walks
Emerald eyes and
Olive skin
Hair the color of holly
I'm tied to this chair
There is no escape 
She's prettier than you she taunts
She's smarter too
Shut up I yell
I already know
You gonna keep letting her win
Because I don't deserve to be happy
Damn right you don't
She walks in circles 
In and out of line of sight
But I know she's always there
Because I can feel my soul
Turning green

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Doll on a Shelf

Broken and remade
Perfect waves of ecstasy 
Over an imperfect beach
Winds whipping a fire
That never stops 
And the soothing balm
Of words spoken only
With eyes