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”

Tranquilized

I set a set of shacklesOn my unassuming wristsSo that in search of tender trystsI found a string of jaded jackalsWhile my care and my concern all shrank to cries And lost, there in the brambles,Where beneath the swirling mistsI looked for longing that I’d missedAmong the me I left in shamblesKeeping warm beneath aContinue reading “Tranquilized”

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”

Leads

Perhaps we never partedNever did, because we never really couldDivide the imperfectionsFrom the infinite reflectionsThat we never really startedTo perceive the way we said we always would So now we hold departureLike an ornament that waits to meet a treeIn days of burning summerWhere remembrance merely slumbersAnd the stars are set as archersAnd the pinesContinue reading “Leads”

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”

Proceed

Would petulance remove you if I speakThe words as if they were as strong as I am weak?And set upon my heart, as if a laminate,An armor that would minimize the burden of critique? By statement like a hammer yet to strikeDo I concede that we are nothing but alike?Or bind, to the contrary, allContinue reading “Proceed”

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”

Cure

Wings made out of never never flewWhere down below the fields of new elysium nobody knewAnd shadows never dappled light when seen by very fewFor seeds made out of seeming always seemed to be the dreams we never grew Arms of never ending never yearnedBelow the rigid carapace of cold where lonely summers burnedCreating aContinue reading “Cure”

Turbulence

The pin droppedAnd then stoppedCircles made of sound were flattened lowJoining “can’t” to words of “have to know” And sound roseAround thoseTravesties of tenuous regardTurning tender tenebrous and charred The chime bringsDivine wingsChapters set in books not fully pennedMerging “I mistook” with “duly tend” But set lowWas threat, soTapestries of every spurned offenseCarried far awayContinue reading “Turbulence”