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”

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”

Directory pt.1

“The thing you gotta understand is just how…unremarkable he was. You know? Like…he was one of those guys that you could talk to ten times in two years and none of it like…none of it really stuck. You know?” “So wait,” Jim said. His bottle of beer hovered so close to his lips he probablyContinue reading “Directory pt.1”

Rings

A cluster of geometries I hold and rearrangeComparing them to circles and elliptical designsAnd moving them about as if in doing so I’ll changeThe way they never fit –By turning hexagons a bitAnd forcing spirals into places made for lines A handful of obscenities with edges filed downAnd bent into the clamor of a tickerContinue reading “Rings”

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”

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”