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The sun comes up from behind lighting up her hair like a halo Like the angel she is In all her imperfections and brutal reality   Still, she looks like heaven outside so calm and filled with placidity the eye of a hurricane comes again and for a moment, she breathes…   I think I […]

Midnight Swim

Sitting out under the bright night sky I breathe deep The moonlight reflects on the polished black glass of the lake Ripples draw me in Sliding up, I break the surface growing fins as I slip Lightheaded; slightly dizzy with euphoria Dreaming as the dampness drags me down A monster pulls from the unseen depths […]

Anansi Sun

The intricate spiral of a spider’s lace a gentle gossamer gown Fluttering in a delicate breeze Sighing in the wind   Woven web beads of dew lay silent Mesmerize, hypnotize Drinking in the opulence   Last moment of the day evening glints off the translucent threads The sun sinks into the ground   And then […]


Here away from the city lights I can finally see the stars   Pinpricks of light in a darkening sky I feel so small and so far away from you now   It really does make me wonder It really does make me forget…   Does everyone have someone they miss when looking up at the […]

Snow White

Snow White hiding in the woods Dwarves are closing in Blue around the mouth and eyes Stop the heart and win   Passionate Unrequited obsessions Still beating at the curtain call Affection Amorous poison still throbs through the veins of ruby lips   Apple dusted powder white Snow atop the red a travesty of the animated stars Blinded by […]


Consumed by the swelling of the tides She watches the waves break Watches the soft sea froth and foam The crashing caress of the rocks below   Consumed by the breathing of the sky The grey turning tumble of clouds and I Slow eyes upturned to the turbulence As everything fades away   Consumed by the […]

Lonely Island

An island unto myself and me with nobody else my heart melts into the sand and my hair into the sea… Sitting on a lonely island Just the place for me.


I still remember the days Pounding soft surf and waking to waves…..   -and the nights warm and humid cicaks and The strumming of a lone guitar Enveloped by the dark fabric of the sky   I still remember Everything in between the worlds and if I could find a way to get it back, I would […]

Ashes of You

Sometimes when you burn all your bridges It gives you nothing to come back to It makes me want to burn all the pictures Turn all of them into ashes of you   To keep in a locket around my neck A secret trapped in my heart And when the time comes, I know I’ll […]

The Promise

“Daddy! Hold me!” she exclaims with childlike glee “Promise that you’ll never let me go!” “I won’t let you fall,” he says with earnesty And the promise stays floating there…   But will he always be there to catch her when she starts to fall?   and with her eyes she looks and sees that […]