Lucid

I see her body from afar Facedown on a mountainside Head pointing to the river below She rises, stiff as a board, frozen Or dead, who lifted her, unsaid Outlined, illuminated in flame Undead Thawed Where are we going and why do we have to go so far? The look on your face first thing…… Continue reading Lucid

Paint the Snow Pink

There is a pain in living For those devoured With awareness We are buried Under frozen ponds Murky muddied memories Where wicked absconds Desperately holding on To waning sun In for the long run Exploring depth Of clouded breath This feeling isn’t new Existing in pulses Ripples and surges Repulsive Reflection Of what I am…… Continue reading Paint the Snow Pink

Wish

Everything you will never understand I’ve wished for a thousand times A non-believer Praying to be filled with what I know not And emptied of the same Equilibrium Released from delirium The moon, the sun and the stars Have tired of my voice So I turn to the earth She births hope Cradles death Panacea…… Continue reading Wish

A Few Steps From the Highway

Keep a safe distance You didn’t even insist I dove in backward Shocked and shattered Swallowed a hand grenade Catatonic on the concrete Frozen lemonade Melting ice Smells like candy Modus operandi Skin burning from the heat A few steps from the highway Oblivious to slow decay Sirens saturate sound Deadened by ringing in my…… Continue reading A Few Steps From the Highway

Suffocating

Every day offers a chance To step away from the past Embrace a new self There is a warrior waiting To reveal the path Soldier of fortune Did I shine my light on your fear? I was trying to show you the way Confusing knowledge with madness Compassionate care Drag it into the woods and…… Continue reading Suffocating

Background Noise

My lawyer died unexpectedly a few days ago. To most people, this probably wouldn’t be a big deal. But for me… he was a savior. He helped me during my divorce and all the years of restraining orders and court hearings and restraining order violations. He made me feel safe. He spoke for me when…… Continue reading Background Noise

Untied

There is a darkness tied up inside Breaching the boundaries Captivity amplified It’s difficult to breath Contaminating me Skin and bones With no one home But for all That should not be spoken Teetering on the edge Elaborate steps to prevent malice From being woken These are the secrets I keep Lest a stir, a…… Continue reading Untied