Criss-Crossed Curse

Heavier than everything that happened, Nastier, and more lasting in its sting Than anything I have ever personally suffered, Is my sense of betrayal. It lights up when I remember you… Why did you set me up? I know you didn’t mean to. I know you would feel hurt to know this, But the truth […]


Let us give them smooth bones By the stones of the sea, The type with a trillion tiny holes, As brittle as can be. Let us give them muscles  By the fibers of the leeks And bend the tips to touch their tails, Connected at the seams. Let us stir the depths of brine, And […]

My Love (IT’S ALIVE)

My love wears no mask. It sprints into the room, Fully nude, beautiful, and proud. It spreads its legs wide, and arches its smooth back. My love is alive. It makes faces at you. It twists and pulls a curled nose into a bubbling hunk of flesh, And stretches banana lips across sharp, angular teeth, […]


She wishes to be touched, But shrinks away from his hand. She longs to feel his passion, but cannot hear his confession. She craves communication, but shares nothing with him. She craves closeness, but she is hurt. So she pulls away. He cannot hold her. He hardly exists. She cannot see him, she can only […]


Laz was 51 years old, stood exactly 5 feet tall, and always used his indoor voice. Today, as usual, he naturally awoke several minutes before his alarm sounded. With a deep breath, “Oh Boy, Mmkay…”, he tossed off the heavy comforter, and peeled his back away from the sweat-dampened bedsheets. “Umph.” Laz turned to kiss his […]


Prehostoric Suspicions of accusing Whispers once swarmed the grey beaches of my mind, Leaving no space For the lone truth to crawl out of its burrow In the glistening sands of pulverized neurons. Suspicions lived and died as concrete realities Though they were born phantom lies. Hard, reflective shells, long, slick, Rapier-like spike tails. Christened […]


Screaming back to the storm. “I am here.” I AM STILL YOUR SERVANT AND I AM STILL HERE. Muddy water up to your waist, Grandfather, please tell me you did. Grandfather, please tell me you screamed Back to the storm “I AM STILL HERE.” I have to believe you did… I need to believe you stood up. I […]

I Have A Theory

Almost all the brush-offs  Are actually tight, loving squeezes “I love you so much, but I can’t hear you over the rising echoes of the bullet that ricocheted when you took aim at the shield I’d carried, a shield with both our names etched beautifully into its backing. My secret. The side that’s held closest […]


You can get to me Anytime you please But come Winter, We know, we’ll be up on our feet. Come Winter, we know we’ll be smelling so sweet, Golden roses, now frozen Under a solid sheet Of icicle kisses that seal our lips And chill our bodies, down  To our brittle fingertips- Come Winter, We’ll […]


Sons and daughters, The breast you’re suckling from Is attached to the shoulder of The arm that swings The silverstone club  To bash the softened skulls Of your infant brothers and sisters Unfortunate enough to be found  Too high, too low, or too weak To reach the same sour nipple From which all Lesser Apes […]