DUENDES GET LONELY, TOO

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 when we’re doing good work, We can hurt. Even when we’re playing our games, We push through […]

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 To carry […]

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 […]

CHEMICAL BLUE

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 […]

DISTURBANCE

I’m trying to let it go, I’m trying to push it back, I’m trying to hold it down, desperately trying not to crack. But then comes the voice, In the same sequence of words, Asking me who it’s going to hurt. Telling me that if I want this to stop, I have to listen and […]