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”

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”

Refuse

I steal the light from othersAnd replace with a shadow of a flameThey carry it a while seeing something like the colorsThat were taken and devouredAnd they scarcely realize they’re not the same A grain and then anotherAnd before you know it, like an hourglassThey slowly drain away behind the ever-shifting coverOf illusion that wasContinue reading “Refuse”

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”

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”

Injection

So, there with an elixirMade of all that couldn’t mixA vial full of colors so bereft of any pictureThat I’d painted or beheldOr in dependency compelledTo be liniment was nothing but a fix And shaking it to cause it to appearAs though it could combine all the opaque and all the clearTo merge into aContinue reading “Injection”

Unfurling

Could I become the reason whyThere’s something more to wake and choose to findWith fingers curling slowly on a blade that none could pry…are reasons really good enough to sever or to justify the bind? I wonder, all the same,If it was shame or just a nameOr just an answer that I neededSo that somethingContinue reading “Unfurling”