Existing in Love

When I exist In a space Of love It doesn’t Hurt less It hurts Clearer And good People Find me In the midst Of little Despairs Making repairs By sanding The edges of my Smile (I’ve turned to Wood) They let My cheeks Draw rainbows In the air And I Am constantly Amazed That healingContinue reading “Existing in Love”

A City That Melts Under the Sun

The sun carries Heat like the waves Carry light In small spectacles That override our Senses With glittering Vistas That speak of Someplace Where Maybe, We can be whole. I found you, A long time ago On the side of a Road with No name With bushes I was told Never to Disturb They wereContinue reading “A City That Melts Under the Sun”

Hazelnuts in Winter

I am At the crux Of something That tastes Like hazelnuts In Winter Though Summer Calls from my Windows I miss friends Who’s last names I no longer know Who sheltered me On days That felt like Harsh words In the TV room Of my house I miss the sea Though it is close AndContinue reading “Hazelnuts in Winter”

I Adore You

I watch from an old stone bridgeWaiting where the sun shinesTo see if this time the heatBetraysThat my eyes look for youYou leave andI know you will come backYou leave andI can’t wait to seeYouThis is a summer of loveI’ve never quite had onelike thisAll sweet kisses, and conversationsAnd needing to letyou receive my strangeContinue reading “I Adore You”

Every Day

Do not waste a breakdown She says Through pages that never Called to me before For weeks I have been breaking down Transforming Painfully Into something new Being both born And the one giving birth Being both killed And the one delivering death I am Changing And Mourning This life I haven’t Started yet ButContinue reading “Every Day”

Covering Your Teeth

My skin is inhaling hope Through pores that Have known too much Contempt When the sun rises I see your name And I take The syllables of Your breath To my prayers I ask for protection And light that rests As it must, instead Of going dark We are a part Of a living deathContinue reading “Covering Your Teeth”

The Men Who Took Their Dreams

Sometimes, I wander riverbeds In my dreams And think About the songs My grandmothers Sang, when the winds Beat the cottage roof Down Broken skin And torn hangnails Decorate the hands Of my kin I watch women Bare breasts To the open sea And scream ‘What about me?!’ Except, it’s all In my dreams AndContinue reading “The Men Who Took Their Dreams”

#33 healing poetry; dust-mote demons

In the hazy summer light,I fight, I fightGentle demons that onceVisited me at nightNow, they hitch rideson dust motesand oh – what a sightwhat a sightdemons turn toangels – mid-flight.I fight, I fighttheir handsclutching atmy heart.Tearing apartFrom the dark –I start, I startTo sing a lullabyI knew long agoNow the flowersBegin to sway Their petalsAreContinue reading “#33 healing poetry; dust-mote demons”

Secure

I sometimesWatch the light fadeFrom streetlightsThat woke just8 hours agoAnd I wonderIf we built machinesBecause weNeeded to knowWe could make somethingControllableAnd somethingThat could be fixedAnd something thatNever need dieSo we could liftThe light in lifeAnd never letDarkness overrideOur sense ofEver-beingnessButI think it backfiredWhen we added anOn switchWe never let ourselvesOr our machines restAnd we stumbleIContinue reading “Secure”