Wednesday’s Child

I was not born to be happy… No bright star shown down on me When I was dropped headfirst into the world Red-faced, kicking, screaming And placed in my mother’s arms— The only true home I’ve ever known Instead, a dark star witnessed my birth Stepped out of hell’s black hole Took me in its…

Immersion

it starts and it ends takes flight on dark wings and soars from my pen hell rises up heaven falls demons rush in and pass through the walls of the human psyche shored up by gossamer gods and magic pills tromp through mephitic mires of disbelief brandishing swords, counting kills nothing can protect you not…

Black Is

black is… the color of the ocean floor the color of the deepest well the color of a witch’s cat the color of a lover’s spell black is… the color of infinity the color of a new-moon night the color of secrecy the color of a dream that never takes flight black is… the color…

Unwind

I’m tired, so very tired of love, of so-called life of all the countless heartaches and years of endless strife can’t undo what been done too late to re-roll the dice time to pay the penurious piper but can’t afford the price the velvet black void beckons sweetly calls my secret name offering silence I…

I Look Down

From my window I look down, look down At the iniquitous world spread out below me. I look down, look down I see the curst world, but it doesn’t see me. From my room I look down, look down At the caliginous night steeped in midnight tea. I look down, look down I see the…

Parthenope

Soft the sound of you within my veins as deep as blood and twice as warm Serenading me beyond the dreams of summer tides when night was born Set upon my lips as if they were, by true default, yours to reclaim The sound of every promise as a pen that only knows to write…