The last time we speak I hope you take a hard look at me And know that I am the same soul You tried to swallow whole. You didn’t break me. And I know it’s not the usual poetic sentiment, But you really didn’t even change me. You only made certain and defensible That which […]


I forget, All the time, That June isn’t mine. That I’m not the only one. Not the only one you gave the gift, Not the only one whose song you sing, Whose joy you bring, But June is mine. You told me the 12th, That the 6th was a lie. You whispered in my Mama’s […]


You probably know That we like to get low. You know About the secrets we keep, And the treasures we hold… But I’m willing to bet On what you don’t know yet… Yeah, Duendes get lonely too. Even lost in a weekend’s work, We can hurt. Even when we’re playing our games, We know the […]

These Scars

They said You’d been long dead, And that I was filling my head With delusions of divinity.   What did they see in place Of the shining sword that you gave To me? This is still Our shared symbol of serenity.   Because I’m like you, In parcel and part. And you are my honor […]

Evelyn Is Home

Been a while now, You’ve been down, I know. No smiles, except the ones we hold back as our swelling dimples betray us. Back-breaking convention, A meeting of the practical teachings And new trends. Not good, but new. And what was left for us to do? Kiss around the lake we never saw together. Dance […]


I can only grasp At swaths of gas That swallow the whites Of her hazy eyes, And lower their lids To a lazy suspension… They’re the same blue lights That make her gaze Glow twice as bright In our private dimension. When Chemical Blue Has her way with you, She has all your attention. And […]

Hope is no small thing. Happiness exists, and it’s already here, like a rosebud waiting beneath a swaddle of folded petals.  It’s already here, waiting as we do, to develop and bloom into our lives. We have to take the right steps, but it’s there. Sometimes the “right steps” are patience and the virtue of […]