Pain’s Lover

Lay me on the altar by the river,show me the shine of the sun on your blade.Metal looks beautiful in your hand,so hit me where it is most tender,and staple my eyes open through it all. Spread my lips so I don’t hiss,as on your fingers my soul melts.I fancy the mask you lay onContinue reading “Pain’s Lover”

Rain For The Wicked

I don’t ask much of the universeDon’t pour libations,nor face the eastern sun,or the western wind-in salutation . I don’t ask much of the universe,don’t stay a while to listen to the trees sing,or the rain clean.The leaves have turned without me seeing,stomped on caterpillars that hoped to be butterflies. I didn’t ask much fromContinue reading “Rain For The Wicked”

Do you love me now

Praised him for his yellow roundness,the way he brightened their universe.A huge spectacle made of his presence,surprising how thin the line between adoration and hate is And sometimes he wished he wouldn’t riseThat he would dwindle and in the darkness-his ashes would be lost in the abyss . Look how the sun,how it dances forContinue reading “Do you love me now”

Solitary

For loneliness was when I stood aside and watched the peace that filled the room.Locked out I resulted to the glass,looking in,Love a fruit I wanted washing down my throat to my cells. Pain a thorn forever on my side;I let it fester,watching the pus and swelling,.Even the flies find a home,and I can’t. IContinue reading “Solitary”

Fragments

I’m sorryI’m sorry that when you stare at these broken pieces…all you will see is nothingness,incomplete puzzles that don’t make sense,incomplete puzzles that you can never figure out. I’m sorry that in my joy is –a practised laugh,a rehearsed pause.In my silence are words stifled by fear,yet I have no cause to be afraid. I’mContinue reading “Fragments”

Bury

Your problems are a corpse,bury it.Your traumas are a dead dog,bury it.Your short-comings are radioactive,in metal vaults , bury them! Bury them,bury themDig eight feet down,too far to reach down,bury! In the unsuspecting dawn,the earth quakesAll buried zombies arising,tramping on rotting daisies,you buried undead things! At the height of noon,under the beating sun,they find theirContinue reading “Bury”

Phoenix

Stick me in fire,there are visions I wish to see.How flesh melts,and bone turns to black then grey. How embers swallow screams,and tongues of flame crackle as they feed.How silence settles as ash sits,while fire cools and dies. Show me visions of-how finally a wing tip reaches,breaching the soil and-how slowly as it rises,soil andContinue reading “Phoenix”

Homeless

Death,a permanent stench in the air around me.Vultures,a hovering cloud awaiting my fall.Grace,denied and withheld from a dying spirit.Hope,a rotting thing six feet below. I fall,the stars watch as my knees buckle,my body keeling.I shiver,the rain batters me, the wind blowing my skin off. I lie on this ground,willing to be soaked into the earth,willingContinue reading “Homeless”

Journey Through The Woods

She ties her laces,and for the walk preparesA deep breath, and she’s on her wayThe moon silently stares,A curved disk still in the sky.Her feet sink into mud,and a scream she swallows quickly.On and on she trudges,past grabbing thickets,and phantom shadowsOn and on she hurries,body a shivering mess,her heart demanding out.Finally her feet touch grass,andContinue reading “Journey Through The Woods”