Brother

In a peaceful valley Contradictory caustic chronicle Innumerable years of naught Vultures mark the spot Vengeful young hover Elders perch, peck, hunch Barren eyes follow Generation after generation They keep coming back Constant flow of marrow Crimson drops On rusted barbed wire Hopeless bones Lay naked in golden grass It’s a jail of sorts Hidden … Continue reading Brother

Arsonist

Birthed into flames Neonatal neurosis Suckled on psychosis Face streaked black Chocking on ash Back against the wall Tucked into crumbling Child’s memory Tell me lies of Wind in my hair Swinging From a tree Once anchored Now singed As my heart Rotten roots Fight for life Never ends Home sweet home Gorged with grief … Continue reading Arsonist

Under the Influence

Frigid fog Relentlessly rising From warm mother Loyal as a dog Turns to ice When it touches my skin Promises spliced Into lapsed life Secrets buried Flashback of Drugged days Bitter taste Anemic amnesiac Miss you Let’s get together soon Sweet solicitations Remember me Drown me Choking on vows Cotton in my mouth Rabid teeth … Continue reading Under the Influence

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

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

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