Edge of Mercy – A collaboration with Kindra M. Austin

(K.M.A.) Cleanse me in stardust, And I might apprehend love, Cosmically; For I’ve been shipwrecked, Cataclysmically— Marooned inside of mine   (1Wise-Woman) Love screams behind Clenched teeth Just out of reach Swallowed by time Solitary supernova Catastrophically Unaccompanied   (K.M.A.) Claustrophobic frenzied Heart rattles my ribcage— A prisoner imprisoned by Distortions of love lost to…… Continue reading Edge of Mercy – A collaboration with Kindra M. Austin

Backlash

Empty Densely clouded days and nights No light can shine in that deep darkness Penetrating cold that incapacitates Flames extinguished by anguish Ghosts of what I once was Fill me up I’m looking for you My father’s words bash against my already throbbing skull. “If I could just push a button and die I would…… Continue reading Backlash

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

You are the Worst

For weeks now I’ve walked through every scenario Worst-case, of course What you might say or do How I would respond To make you hurt As much as I do I was ready How could I have left this one out? I should have known You and your fucked up thinking I want a do-over…… Continue reading You are the Worst

Unheard Incantations – A Collaborative Poem

The words we cannot say Will be wept Into silence between us (CER) Breathe deep, dear love; Be still with me Listen to my heartstrings A song meant just for you (KMA) Each tear An eloquent elegy To tortured truths (AP) Each note played On a hand carved lute Strung with strips Of my soul…… Continue reading Unheard Incantations – A Collaborative Poem