Stormy Weather

We are wind and rain On a dark night, Blinding headlights in the distance. Alone on this path we travel together. Destructive in our nature Majestic on the ocean’s shore Calming from the comfort of our bed. But, there is no safety here. These thoughts rattle the windows Shake the foundation beneath my feet Blow…

Autumn

The heart has a way of seeking out the answers No one wants to let fall from their lips. That’s pretty par for the course around these parts. But, the seasons are changing, now And I guess I’ve just grown tired of waiting For that endless summer.      

Retrospect

Those words I typed, designed carefully, deliberately for a fleeting moment of bliss or two, were snatched up by the Universe herself, laid bare in her outstretched palm in offering of things neither of us had dared ask for. And now, the mere scent of you holds me captive. That fleeting moment, once desperately craved,…

Pirouette

Helpless as leaves in the wind, like tiny dancers adorned in orange and red, pirouetting across the fiery horizon of late September, I am at your mercy now. Floating above and skipping, briefly, from ground to sky to ground again. A simple, dying thing brought to life once more, reanimated by the gentle push and…

Curtain Call

“It’s nothing personal,” She said. “I just feel like it’s easier to fuck you when I’m drunk.” A clear violation of aesthetic distance. The final curtain. Turns out that epic love story was never ours at all.

Little Things

I hope I never take for granted the privilege of feeling your breath, soft against my skin, the comfort of your hand pressed to the small of my back, the gift of your smile shining like sunset over ocean, every single adoring kiss on forehead, cheeks, lips, and nose, or the way we fall into…

Nightfall

Every dawn must be met with dusk Every light, with dark. For every hope, there is hopelessness For every sadness, a smile. With every life A death. The universe tells us At every turn That all things end And begin And end again Ad infinitum. It is foolish to think We would be the exception.

Secrets

When I say your name it falls off my tongue in whispers like a secret dripping from my lips ready for your consumption. You are a hidden garden a sanctuary tucked softly behind these eyes I show the world but my heart is heavy with too many secrets. I want to wrap my mouth around…

I Do Not Need You

I will never be your damsel in distress will never need you to change my tire fold me up into the safety of your pocket walk me home under the cover of your shadow or tell those boys outside the bar to settle down. No, I might not need a knight in shining armor but…

Blackout

I heard the click, audibly, In the back of my mind The minute those words left your fingers Power down the main circuits And all that’s left is the slow Quiet hum of the backup generator. It isn’t that I care, really, Who your gloves are Or how nicely your hands fit Inside them It’s…

Rise and Fall

I asked you for a smile And you brought me a sunrise In the middle of night Painted my walls all the shades of a sunset To remember you by Then tore them down, one by one, From the inside out As I watched the colors of you fading Beautifully, perfectly, delightfully Against my skin.

Blade

You scream and shake under the glint of my blade gliding smooth, soft and precariously along your trembling lines keeping time with your exhale and the whimper of what we both know is not a safeword as though I haven’t already sliced you down to your very core and carved my name perfectly across your…