A Coward's Life
As curtains rise,
He is first apprised
Our star;... more »
The very sweetest child;
Who at her birth was laid upon my chest.
I swear then, as now, her flitting heartbeat
Was ever synchronized to mine...... more »
Purified by trial
The clearest picture,... more »
All I Want Is You
Thoughts of you fuel me;
Though we spend most days apart.
In absentia, you still headline my dreams;
All I want is you... more »
Anatomy Of A Suicide
Our full-flowered, favored life has rotted into this.
Seems hope exhaled from hollowed hearts, inhales with emptiness
Empathy eludes the child whose dreams are not redeemed.
Lacking eyes that sympathize, exacerbates the theme... more »
Winced awake again this morning,
Pestered by the prick of light
Arising from the hill's dim glower,... more »
Before The Open Grave (A Loving Tribute To My Friend Dr. Clarence Martin)
I stand before the open grave
As dirt, by handfuls, slowly trickle down to coffin's lid.
We greet each other's reddened eyes with tearful smiles
And gaze down upon the remnants of our longtime friend.... more »
The scent of sweet magnolia breath,
Revealed in fits, when spring's breeze sneezes,... more »
The chill... more »
Weighing sums of new emotions,
The stuff that binds us to our tears,
Ensnares by comfort's numbing notions
Cloistered thoughts from mounting years.... more »
Form And Function
If you have need
Of a primal scream
… Then, say something...
Dammit'!... more »
How Bad Do I Got It?
Man, I got it sooooo bad that:
If I was kidnapped,
And involuntarily... more »
I Too Am Loved
I've witnessed color's many wonders.
Savored the scent of angel's breath.
Begged forgiveness for my blunders,
Embraced the loving side of death.... more »
In Love's Memory
Two thousand seven, two eight less one,
In gusts of lust the deed was done.
Quenched at length, sans innocence;
Her kin’s dissent fell vainly pled... more »
In The Dark
As darkness falls, a silent figure slithers forth on stockinged feet
Muffled steps on hardwood floors breached bedroom door without a creak
Uneven steps mark the time as lips seeks trough to slake this squalor
Conscience left postponed for now; as lava runs white hot and shallow... more »
Iron In The Sun
She snapped onto his needs like fitted sheets
Attuned to every toss and twitch
Her sassy-ass'd' visage exceeds replete... more »
At last, he's turned the final corner
Of the blur, that was his life.
He peaked at such an early age... more »
Life is short and unpredictable …
So strewn with pits and faults…
Wars and sorrows,
Death and stress….... more »
There sounds the chirping mandolin,
And, in sympathy, chimes violins
Our symphony did thus begin
That takes me back to you... more »
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The mystery so long concealed
Has come at last to be revealed... more »
Mystery #2 (If This Were That)
If the circumstance was different, love,
I would 'waken to your touch.... more »
Quiet times, often succeed,
To leave my fortressed heart ajar—
Granting access in measured increments... more »
I am blessed each time I witness rain.
As sprinkling chatter batters windowpanes,
Shards of diamond drum-roll parched terrain -... more »
From nothingness in dreamless slumber
Three-quarter-year devoid of light.... more »