self pity happens don’t fight it write it out

i know what is wrong; i can measure it by the length my brethren have walked. there is a sound i hear just before i close my eyes. i often…

I never could pull off a good poker face

There is no pretence in being contradictory. If I travel from the east then shift course and hitch a ride on the back of the west wind, am…

whole world slumber

I thought about the whole world coming to an end / then I fell into your pages / the day I discovered your spine / and turned your insides …

tomorrow

in a sacred lullaby we adore / both / good and bad me / a ceremony / true to our loved selves / born / of ages / swept up in the moon / i u…

Carbon detonation

I caught myself doing that relative black hole stare. My mass felt an event horizon opening. I asked a friend for a heart telescope. The co…

on a known comfort horizon

I cast the first stone / against my skin / I willed / the absolute soul bloom / I ventured into unchartered stone age territory / my c…

sigh

I watched the clouds move and change form as I stood with my back to the ivy tower that surrounds my home. I had a serene moment after an …

Six hour intervals, blue, red, white and me

Blue / Love / would not hurt if I had a wooden heart / splaying sunlight permeates the air with / my dreamer’s frankincense / coming to r…

Quill feather and a promised land

I hold a feathery quill to my face and gather up my heart / my mind is set to discover the cornerstone secret / I watch holy water drip d…

maybe i am still a child

i did not think i’d be here / but / a smudge in the night / rolled / my ink blue slip / between my thighs / (the odds / are like promis…

not always pretty

i did not receive the golden tablet / engraved with life is always beautiful / i chipped out a stone block / with my fingernails / worki…

experimental

A heart larva / once upon a hopeful chrysalis / lived safely inside my (flock together like birds of a feather) cage / amongst love song…

final curtain

Loll / black flower teardrop petals on my cop it on the chin / Idle / caught: my knee deep in murky shadow puppets / Sing / restless f…

for she and for me

i walk without a safety net across the notched oak life limb. / under the forgiving moon, i dance naked and chant in mixed tongue, Gregor…

Good Morning, Goodnight, Good Light

As the light of Artemis slowly wound around the moon spool / I looked into her face and stared gratitude / for she has warmed my skin on…

benediction for the unknown

i thought of you / alone / wrestling / with the dancing pages / i held / the night / i comforted the drums / with / my Celtic tongu…

a kiss (experience)

the line / “come away with me” is not my original / but I am / as you are / listen my imaginary trusted love / i would bake you a summer …

bowing my head in reverence

i climbed the accent of your mind / (toting my black and white heart) / to the doorway branded with the soul alphabet / i raised your root…

duo

the harlequin lives between the concentric pattern of a fingerprint / nimbly avoiding the line / she fishes for man in the silent dark noi…

freefall

claim. / relax. / cleanse. / expand. / radiate. / allow / the die down. / place / your heart on the altar / visualise / a station / ge…

a friend in need houses sonnets in their eyes

Dearest Friend, / The hour is late and the dark light has shawled the cotton candy aura you left to protect my being. I am not frightened.…

mistaken identity

i willed it. / your wild needle tongue / scraped away the dry skin from my lips (thank you) / and the girth of your scorpion tail / was exc…

tell me

it / is not always tied with a ribbon of clichés / i walked home alone / again. / my shadows / brushed / a centre piece / i am the very …

one layer gone the light and dark will always be …

I know of the art deco pick a part mirror / and the get up to the cock crow thrice / Alexandre Dumas / painted with words a man into an ir…

Postcard from the centre of my mind

No consideration is given to attire when spiralling into an unknown land. I tugged tightly on my satin robe making sure I was decent to …

invisible during a game of snakes and ladders

On the day of aspire if you pay attention to the cyanide car fumes and spitting body perspiration you run the risk of missing the seeing hu…

eleventh hour

you did not expect to wake / as you did not mean to acquiesce / in the love / and end with wounds that split your atom / or / you did expec…

i’ve got to see you

it is not the same way every time i close my eyes / oh but the runaway / calls me to safety / there is a budding haven / a / i knew you…

i know it

it is in the secret other things / a million dollar splendour is / stashed in the steeple spouting from my crown / the oak scaffold / hol…

chainmail

I cannot be sure, can you? What I believe happened. / A hummingbird hovered between my eyes. (I realise you think I’m channelling the mad…

never again – closing time

the scars on her heart / numbered / l / o / n / g / the words still tumbled over her lips / stay / time over the past reflection / wrestl…

goat song (act 1)

once in time. / A sun blessed land and a girlhood heart rejoiced in orange blossom fruit and groves of plump olives. Shifting through mar…

goat song (final act)

Once on the hill of Calvary. / Climbing through the bloody terrain of her mind, she became snagged by the tasty memory of her lover’s mossy…

silverfish and a womanly fishnet tail

if all roads lead to Rome / and the prettiest thing / on the miles of dust and stones / is reflecting from every life window / (hoping …

translucent

If you can hear me before you focus on turning over then just perhaps I’ve seeped into your shelter. This is the love I think of. The eq…

no protection tonight

it is simple / no fancy speech / the kitchen is clean / the air is filled / with the scissor scent / of part / you / and part me / eg…

Incubus

paralysed by a polished mantle trophy / a summoned demon crushes my joints / feeding off my amber marrow / his brimstone tipped tongue /…

now

Yesterday. / the beautiful soul child / left / I did not send her away / she fell in love with all the simple things / I had no idea h…

how many parts walk an alley

I walked home alone / thinking / what if I turned tricks? / and / what if I licked my lips / while / holding hands with a demon / woul…

a simple dream catch

gentle / gentleness / softly / soft / drifting / drifter / i was dreaming / a constant / consistent / dream / no limiting / limits / an oak…

hallucination

mummified by Hades furnace / I stepped into a hallucination / my heart carries the key / the moon swung low / inviting me to swing into…

no explanation, it is not a school yard crush

I met a fiddler / down a dark barren street / he wore a black rose in his lapel / his spindly fingers / weathered the angels strings / …

and the cave is drawing me in

words are hard to score when your heart is bereft. I understand change. I don’t have to always like it. I miss you. / when did love star…

serial

i was not going to write. i was going to sit in my green velvet wingback chair and stare into the dusk light and count down the change to …

the shadow & the nervous white light tell a l…

a sad man fashioned an invisible (i want her) umbilical cord out of his desperate desire to discover his dormant feelings. at an undergrou…

unlikely inspiration

skin penetrating inspiration / settles into the mark of pain on my lower back / there are no bad luck charms / fastened to the soles of …

please Lisa don’t forget to turn your page

my mind has misplaced the pitchfork of war / Aestas begs the dove to attend the summer clap / a daily bread ingredient weaves into my rav…

goat song (act 2)

Once in Villa di bellezza e la forza. / Circumnavigating dusty rock terrain under the midday striking haze, she allowed her mind to visit t…

bird of paradise and a blood rose

her endless love voice / knits the torn / and pearls the reborn / threads / that dangle purple and white / from the corner of my mind …

the window into my room

after all / you beat against my golden fleece everything / why is there a crooked smile at my feet? / I am not afraid to step through you …

parts crafted anew in dreams

the oak of my limbs / is notched / with timeless parables / the curve of my threshold / houses / The lady of Shallot / my dreams / sil…

unbraiding my lips

There is nothing pretty about buzzard conversations. Circling. / You want the prettiest thing. A sugar dusted simulacra. / I watch you in t…

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