Vigil

I put another flower on your grave todayThe ones I placed before were losing color in the shadeWere growing duller as they grayed,For, like a little congregation, they were dying where they pray I placed a pair of roses there before your tombThe other ones, I guess, had been devoured by the snowAnd so theyContinue reading “Vigil”

Seeming

Wrapped up in the intimation of a figure stoicWearing, even now, a garment partially heroicSpeaking words I never really understood completelyUttered as if confidential whispering discreetly Standing here as if it mattered to you in the merestModicum of meaning yet I held you, ever dearestBolstering the feeble feeling that if I could barterMore than whatContinue reading “Seeming”

Confession

I feel as though I calculateAnd never make a single calculationI measure out the permanence that wasn’t really permanentIn values organized in permutations I set a set of sliding scalesAgainst the metaphors of old deceptionI find in the dividing there are only larger dividendsTo quantify the meaning of exception I feel like I’m conspiringBut neverContinue reading “Confession”

Autopilot

In weaving this, a wonderful mirage,I place a veil of lacquer over empty catacombsAnd painting little stars to hide alone where night is blackerThan the part of me that knows that, in a way, it’s sabotageBecause I promise you a winterAnd a sign of “None May Enter” But here I have become a mere facadeAnContinue reading “Autopilot”

Obsolescent

All that I remember is the fuse before it litThe vivid colorationWith a sound like an ovationAnd a silhouette of circles at the bottom of a pit…swallowing the shards of its creation Everything before is just a blur and little moreA slow reverberationOr a glimpse of a locationAnd a hollowing sensation slipping slowly through myContinue reading “Obsolescent”

Crashes

The problem, I guess,Is the fear I confessOr the fear that, I guess,Isn’t valid unless I can measure its weightOr define its dimensionsIn lines that are straightI can bind and then gateAnd assign to a valid extension The problem, I guess,Isn’t clearly assessedBy the fear I suppressWhen I’m clearly a mess And I’m digging aContinue reading “Crashes”

Apparitions

What wondrous apparitionsHave we granted such a monolithic stateWrapping all around them are the tatters of conditionsThat we knew were never destiny and so we tried to say that it was fate And placing them in chapelsWith a tithing made of all that could’ve beenCandles burning brightly and an offering of applesKnowing all they doContinue reading “Apparitions”

Dismissed

Diluting my spirit with spirits dilutedI wonder, how much of me’s left?When words elocuted are barely a memoryBorne of the wreckage that left me bereft With wandering syllables slowly salutingA banner I made out of dreadAnd wearing a uniform made of out of treacheryLeaking affinity, just to pretend that I bled Dissolving the meaning withContinue reading “Dismissed”

Cross

Should I have thrown the sky into the seaGone racing for the water in a lake of mirror wavesAnd promised that the effigy I burnedWas never what I promised it should beWhere fingertips are mausoleums in a world of gravesWith stoic gaze, should I have never turned To face the sun I swore to watchContinue reading “Cross”