Haze Daze Reverie

Jutting angles all over the place It’s a face clouded in smoke, a dragon’s toke I hear of abuses, they tug like nooses It’s a shame to say the name of the beast–               It looses its fury on lambs, on angelic daughters It damns them to a life…

Excessive Heat Warning

  Middle of the Night.   I love whims. A day spent asleep makes for a night full of wild ambitions. The morning news cycle has already started. It started yesterday. It started months ago. It all ended two years ago. Now I’m startled by crunching leaves. My heart pounds at voices I’ve never heard before….

After the Shock

  my fingertips are periwinkle petals, & no amount of plucking warms me in this pale yellowed hospital keep the weeds & thistles neat, my hair is an overgrown yard, complete with sour soil & abandoned seeds there is only heat on the horizon, & I watch my lips crisp when my reflection is fuzzy…

It’s This One

  Two TV characters stole our song, but they should probably keep it. We didn’t believe in it enough. We didn’t believe in our love, & yes, I’m going to call what we had that from now on. It was a too-sad song, overplayed at the time, & I can always count on a period…

The Last – a haibun

  My last morning as a 34-year-old will be spent in an MRI machine. The whirring will make my mind wander. I’ll think back to my 25th birthday, & how things changed so drastically just one week later. I’ll think about how I wasn’t ready for those changes. I’ll remember how I fought myself for…

Patronage

  We are all seekers at the start.    Waking up in a field of spectral sunflowers. We are all seers in the end.    Seeds grown to shatter surfaces.    Eventually, there are no veils to pierce, there are no more crumbling walls. Torment has torn them all down. Trading with the toll collector….

Origin

  Just underneath the surface of my shame, I can feel a pulse nibbling Yes, life eats at me, raw, difficult to digest I am an anomaly in the process, I am a diseased mark on my name I sleep on shoulders for I am a burden to endure I am filled with boulders, yet…