pearl

forged of forked lightning / flung across barbed wire / your voice shattered the senses

Elegy

“Tomorrow, when you die, I / won’t be there.”

departure

we all have a destination / that has not and will never be revealed / we take that final walk alone

Time’s Fools

Time is a shapeshifter / masquerading as a constant.

atomic number 79

who in times of thirst and hunger of the soul / will be succored by the cold indifference / that lies at the heart of gold?

The Seventh Circle

This is no one’s condemnation but your own; / it is, you think, what you have earned, what you deserve; / and no one – no judge, no jury, n…

Refusing Eternity

For me, I much prefer to think of finality – / a long dark slide into the sleep of non-existence

Brief Beauty

Bloom on, bright beauty, / while the summer sun still shines

The Killing Shed

Theory is, / if something’s no longer useful it should die, / because he isn’t living to support anything / that can’t pay its way.

Nonetheless

I swim in the salt sea of time, / submerging my soul in the soft swirling / currents of safety

Step Two

Remember your childhood / Feel something again / Or numb yourself / Rinse and repeat / You’re getting good at that / Innocence was un…

epitaph to an autumn leaf

do you hate us now / because it’s only as / you’re dying / brilliant at our feet

Cold Warmth

My stare gets lost inside the clamor, ensnared and damaged. / Frozen in warm skin, I can’t manage this spiking storm.

between worlds

in a blue room / in the alien land we call sleep / i find myself standing / before a mirror

Waiting for Winter

But where is that one to wrap me close and keep me safe / when dark comes early and the wolves grow quiet, / circling patiently ‘round my d…

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