placeholder

Diving

I parent alone now

The anchor weight of
of each fragile floating tear
drags me beyond the distance line
into murky depths
of sleepless night guilt
alone.

Even the buoyancy of joy
bends within me
a pressure differential
between what…

placeholder

Statistics

You left
Told me it was impulse
the spontaneous desire to be anywhere but here

Later, when I cried
you cited grief & sadness
a bibliography of loss
to support a conclusion
of laissez faire uncaring

there is an irony…

placeholder

Space

There was never space
within the lean lines
of your fortitude
for even the question
of me

For insistence of words
or persistence of presence

I asked
held myself taut
against the buffeting wind
The sound of
differences between

Answer…

placeholder

Mist

She sleeps in your bed still A fragment of half-remembered dreams Feeling with no substance Her words linger, cloying A perfume opening sweet With high notes of memory Taking leave in a finish Of bitter let down

She stalks my…
placeholder

Arrow

Your singing eyes pull
The arrowed lines of time
Feathered edges
Dragged memory
The bowstrung song
Of a name quivering beyond&
The shape of my lips

Each mark jars
Loose a remembrance
Jagged thought
Pierced continuance
Splitting the furrows
Of…

placeholder

Somehow

Time drips slowly
Into all the cracks
Of fissured hearts
Broken anguish

Somewhere
Along the fault lines
There is magic
Waiting to peck open
This worn out shell

Somehow
The settlement will spread
Dust shrouds
On exposed words
Dulling the…

placeholder

Orpheus

I am as Orpheus
spent of my song
that I ripped
from the fragile casing
of my tears;
from despair.

I am as Orpheus
walking towards a tomorrow
that is behind me
told not to look back,
not to let…

placeholder

Selkie

I am landlocked
Held cracking against
The parched lips
Of an extinct sea
whose name was desire.

I lay myself moist
Before hard edges
Of unforgiving horizons
While the ancestral
Memories of tides
Pull against
Sadly crescent eyes

I chant…

placeholder

The Other Woman

I am catalyst
Alchemist of changed time
Transformation of need
At this accelerated
High reaction rate

Catalyst used
But never absorbed
To become one
With progress

Discarded rather
The waste of procession
A cocoon shredded
For a better tomorrow

Somehow…

placeholder

Shameless Abandon

There are habits
We call morality
Laws written
By unseen hand
On the infinite limits
Of infinite possibility

Was it my orchid eyes
The rawness of lips
That refused to shape themselves
to the name of your god
That made…

placeholder

Once Upon a Time

Once we were a single language
Tasted on two tongues
We knew the landscape
Of words

Upon the edges of crumbling borders
The semiotics of we forked
On dialects of difference
Unraveling meaning

A heart cannot speak
To ears clogged…

placeholder

Heartlines

There is a space
When tidal blood
Rushes outward
Pulled past the bruised shore
A moment of emptiness
of a heart unfilled
waiting

It knows
Knows that death comes
not in blows
but rather parched expectancy
in the dry beds…