Category: poems

Mood 

Listening to the rain and Stevie Nicks is stirring up my heart tonight. Thinking about writing a song and recording it. We shall see. 

When the torches came

“When they came, the mountains shuddered. The rivers emptied themselves of bones. Undressed until they were naked and still.

107.0 Miles

A hole covered in moss. I visit you there, from time to time to time to ti-. I’m sorry. I’ve lost my little sliver of the future again.

Blunt Force 

There are  finger prints  on 
the handles of 
daggers  that rest
 in our dying chests. Let’s not sugarcoat the obvious — we did this
  to each other, you and I.

I am defiance 

you look at me
 and see the cities you tried to burn down;

They ate me

His love was ambient, warm holy water. A baptism that cleansed me of my shame, my Daddy’s starless hands, my Mommas undoing. There was Him and then there was god. You see, I was conceived out of wedlock, unwanted until my momma stumbled into an abortion clinic “a child” and walked out “a woman”. I got my first bloody lip at age five, from … Read More They ate me

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Betwixt

I fell, like a rogue wave crashing towards the shore into the deepest chasm of your arms. Inhaled, like a breath after drowning, You pull me past skin and marrow, to realms only God and I could see. _ We waged war behind the veil against human-like demons with hallowed hungry eyes and whispered suggestions. “cast her out” He screams, but my stone broke … Read More Betwixt

Little pretender

Never will I forget the smell and taste of cigaret smoke and toothpaste. I woke up to it many times between the age’s of eight and fourteen. A man who’s face I could never make out but I knew his hands well, they were always the same. They rubbed at my innocents like cold wire wool on dry dirty dishes leaving me red and … Read More Little pretender

I Do Not Love You

I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz, or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off. I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul. I love you as the plant that never blooms but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers; thanks to your love a certain … Read More I Do Not Love You

I know I’m only passing through

There’s no more wind to be found in the sails Hands full of fallen stars and comet tails Rivers of sand unentwined through my hands To know what they’ve seen, well, my burden’s all pale I’ll make an hourglass from my fingers I know I’m only passing through I don’t want to pretend that I’m stronger for it all I don’t want to pretend … Read More I know I’m only passing through

I am the fallen

Ever after never came And I’m still waiting for my heart to beat again, And all the dreams I’ve laid to rest, are ghosts that keep me after all that I’ve become, I am only one.

And We Burned

His warmth against my skin in the dark has been calming. We talked all night about nothing but it was beautiful. In between our words, we made love like everything was new. Like last April never happened. Before the poison set in. I tried so hard but I could not hide the glowing within my chest. He caught fire and we burned together. We … Read More And We Burned