Monday, September 26, 2022

Synonym Toast

Can you grab me a biscuit?

     No, the muffin over there—
          not the crumpet.
     Listen, I said the cake on the corner,
          by the scone.


I meant cookie...

     but as we argue semantics

we've burnt the toast.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

The secret I'll tell you

it starts in my sleep

when I take you to bed

I ask for a dream

to cope with the pain

I replay in my head.


loving you for so long

is the kind of loving

where I forged strength

to endure

every tug and push

while the weight of distance 

kept growing

creating space in my heart 

to see you

in letters

and songs


and dreams

pieces I put together

dissolving into streams 

connecting to my heart

to keep me alive

burning on the inside

because I'm in love

with the secret I'll tell you—

you're the one

I hide. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Existential Math

I don't feel my sins outweigh my heart.

Heavy were the days I let imperfections burn me from the inside.

Dark were the days your implications left lesions on my brain.

regret it

forget it

move on

add it

subtract it

push on

dissolve the equations

     liquify the logic

not form limits and distance 

quantifying steps to weigh lighter 

     than a feather

Thursday, July 14, 2022

I Left My Keys at Home

Don't cut off your nose, my girl

the words you fear despite our fate

won't disappear

and the walls you built

around the box in the dark 

where you keep the pieces of my heart

     is unlocked

Friday, May 6, 2022

The Purple in Green

Purple trees

lilac or lily eyes

I peek from my window

where I sit and think of all the colors you are 

a lucent being bleeding a hue 

to bring life to the shadows

of my blue heart

in spring

Thursday, March 3, 2022

When Length is Measured (I'm Here to Stay)

She's lonely
an arm's length away
and she feels no comfort in the

ways away

     the dream clear as day

     right beyond her hand's reach

exists my heart for her to keep

[24 May 2013 13:08]