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clearing the sky

my mind is populated with random thoughts, / thoughts like little clouds all competing for attention / in a vast and miraculous sky….

when July comes

where do you go when July comes? / do you go back to that place / that cold and clinical space / well, i’m telling you, i never saw h…

prehistoric

the sight of her touched a prehistoric memory in me— / like the slow motion strike of the match / the scurry of the sparks up the wic…

tea time for pessimists

it’s tea time for pessimists again / let the optimists go hungry / let them pitch their tents / let them wait in vain / for we fee…

the serene queen

it’s calm and quiet in here / the pounding in my head / is the only thing i hear / it looks so clean-so sparse-so clinical / though i…

the eye that loves is blind

i saw her / in my mind’s eye / i saw you beckon her / i saw her slide her hand / along your thigh / and i went cold with rage inside…

ten twenty thirty

today i have ten years distance / between now and the last time / you placed her in my way / when i sat on the edge of your / hospital bed …
Alamo Sky by greeneyedlady

tatters

yesterday / it was a life-giving red / an art deco womb / thick and rich and thriving / today / it hangs in tatters of red / an old fashion…

we rest in a low tree

i felt the thud of impact / a slow float through the air / Time hesitates in the twilight / and a few more stunned seconds pass / before t…

to do my honest part

she will read me with a sage’s eyes / far beyond the expertise of her novice art / she will reveal the darker truths / always hiding …

The Lady on His Knee

Years ago I had a lover who loved his guitar more than he loved me.

Adonis in a cheerleader’s sweater

and though every strand of his hair / had found its way to an early gray… / all the years just melted away / and the sweet sixteen in…

neither melt, nor feel

and she, all armor and shields / like a shining piece of fragile steel / in his presence can neither melt, nor feel~
ice dancers by greeneyedlady

she lets the sheeps in

she lets the sheeps in / and hopes desire for the wolf / abates….

Into the Shame

Every time I hear Boy George croon the opening lines of this song, I’m twenty years old again, sitting on the edge of the bathtub and…
gilded glow by greeneyedlady

with the mountain’s melting

it’s ten o’clock / and they are not expecting me yet / i can stay here in the warm water / my porcelain womb….

we will keep seeking

how many times / do the words makes us sigh / catch the breath, or cry~

sprite can

here’s to the memory / standing stark and still / inside my head:

the unallowed grief

tonight i really want a drink / a little something to take / the edge off the unallowed grief / for the yearning and the envy / still runs…

George, i can’t figure

George, i can’t figure / and i find that curious….

to lose my pale

and i’m arguing, no, no, i’m fine / no i’ll come help i’m fine / always I AM FINE~

a nice cup of tea

hunger like a warm flush spreads / my newfound heat / like sunlight cutting across the varnished floor / slanting sharper as the day wears …

a brittle sweet

she has lost the suppleness she once had / the grace, the easy laughter / and there is nothing smooth about her now….

where the greener grass grows

in the most perfect houses / in the happiest of homes / the shadow still grows….

down the center of the chain

a chain fortified by denial / can never be broken / until all the lies are acknowledged / and the truth is finally spoken…

to complacency

what hand has pushed me / off the edge of the blade? / have i not earned release / from self imposed intensity?

my lying my leaving

you are carefully arranging / a life with me / putting the pieces in the places / you want them to be / and you won’t understand how …

leave that all to the mother

and the irony was sharp / and needled them both / and was just a bit absurd….

call me Peaches

i am stone / i am oblivious to the true meaning of my pain / it’s truth does not exist for me / unless i can see it on someone else&#…

all my why’s and what for’s

i want it to consume me / like water from a clear and silent pool / consumes the quiet riverbank around it….

let this be

devotion to religion comforted my grandmother’s odd circle / i can see how we all need something in which to believe….
The Rattlesnake Shakes by greeneyedlady

it’s then i see him

and sometimes when nights are cold / when i am lonely / and miss his love so fiery and bold~
denim and black leather  by greeneyedlady

among grey thinning clouds

i have passed the 5-0 / i have seen the high water mark / i don’t expect the answers / to come as easily anymore…..
hum and whir behind the blur by greeneyedlady he reached for the stars by greeneyedlady

in spite of all i said

i tried to make it right with you / but i had been spread out / on the glistening hymnals by then…..
window dressing by greeneyedlady

butterflies

show me movement / give me sound / don’t let there be silence / too much darkness all around…

so much for chivalry

i see blackness with a ball of white in the center / it rolls and swirls and thins like fog / i see a white car turning in that fog / an am…

and i Surrender

it is Anger, riding shotgun with Fear / their loud rumble soothing me / clutching me in a herculean embrace…

as twilight settles down

you should live to ripe old age / to sit on the back porch and complain mildly / about your achy arthritic hands / while you watch your chi…
morning gold by greeneyedlady seasons in between by greeneyedlady

it didn’t feed the pink

scrape away the rusted rage and what gleams? / love i offered up from down here on my knees~

close down your mind for the night

so you push yourself back in your desk chair / and you quietly absorb all the blows / they come from the left and they come / from the righ…

she washed me in her watercolors

she washed me in her watercolors / but my black ink bled back through…

in the curl of her lip

she has gone on / while a sadly dark dripping energy / has stayed behind with me / it’s menace is most apparent to me…

Aurora

if the violence swirling all around us / doesn’t strike us down specifically / at the very least it frays / the edges of our resolve…

alas, their love is slain

i sit at the right hand / of the Queen / the Queen who has no king / the King’s gaze was drawn away…

of uncombed crones

i don’t want to be the Crone / but if that place is coming for me / shouldn’t i push forward to greet it anyway? / it could fee…

i come to see the stone

it is many years ago / i see an arch of white stone / surrounded by inkblue darkness / and i am not alone…

foreign face

in this face / that feels its grief / a foreign concept to me…

The Five

never did we believe in The Five / never did we feel any allegiance / but never did we speak out against it either….

that’s five years ago

you always used to say, / “I’m not gonna lay down and die-” / but you did anyway / without giving me any say…

if i had blonde hair it would be spilling over th…

if i had blonde hair it would be spilling over the upturned collar / of my peacoat as i lean alluringly back on the front fender / of your…

pouring Faith

the unbonded parts of me / seek the unbonded parts of you / and hope to make a whole…

to make the shadows disappear

and you sit in the only open space / and you hug your knees to your chest / and you have your eyes screwed shut / so you won’t see~

free from taint

there was still taint / for the love children of the Sixties / had grown up to feel the pain / to repeat their own fate….

that will never come out

yesterday morning / the sun sparkled on the puddles in the yard / and with their fairy dances came / a glimmer of knowing….

myself, in this light

in the wake of your leaving me / in the stillness of night / i saw your shadow illuminate / and hide under cover so bright….

hall of secrets

i am going to burn in Hell for this, / they’ll say the Hell of their own making / if they ever find me out…

whatever you do….

at the edge of silver is a gilded moon / at the top of tomorrow / waits years of yesterdays / the swirl of loneliness sounds / like child…

me or her

the things they do together / are theirs and theirs alone / and it wouldn’t be right / for me to intrude….

incensed

i hate lemongrass / all fifty-odd species of it….

you don’t smother me

i felt your hand so heavy upon my face / the moment i tried to draw my first breath / you didn’t want me in the beginning / even now …

tumbled man

the others are transient / they merely skim over your surface / but i am the anchor / underneath in the darker waters…..

Chaucer on a riverbank

i would like to stand up in a boat, too / and recite Chaucer to cows on a riverbank / as you row us slowly by~

for echoes

she went home and stood / in the middle of the kitchen / forlorn. / she had macaroni and cheese / in the cupboard / a comfort food until sh…

misdemeanor and larceny

and whenever i ask myself, / why not set it afire in there instead? / i say no, it’s so i won’t have to watch it / happen aga…

something warm

if i had stayed with him / today i’d be like him / narrow minded, callous and cold….

to burn the pages

and in the smoke and the fire / there it all would be / all those mental images of you loving her / i thought they could finally leave me&#…

to the exotic places again

and he’d say, i’ve never done this with anyone else / (in case you were wondering)….

by Springtime it breathed

what grew between us / never found an easy rhythm…..

if she leaves the garden

and like a polio of the soul, she is frozen where she lay, the spots of sunshine always just out of her reach…
lucky shot by greeneyedlady
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