When Darkness Lingers

When the darkness still lingers over the rooftops of the old houses, I can cover the entire sun with my hand. I feel happily empty and powerful knowing that I can erase all the light from my word, even when it so eagerly insists on reaching through to my heart. The little rays of warmth…

Dear Melissa

When you read this, I won’t know if you’ll be shocked or just subdued. I won’t know if you’ll think I took the coward’s way out or had the courage to do something most people only dream or talk about. Life is filled with tragic curves and barely guarded hairpin bends and there’s only so…

Entropy of the Mind

They were born out of the fire. They were born out of the sky. When the trees had embraced the world in red flames, when the days were still cold, and when the heavy and impermeable blanket of night was so dark that it made them want to cry. The giants had fallen asleep between…

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…

Eulogies

Eulogies written once a year, Often more, too many, Inspired by shadow filled holidays, And feeling an emptiness so potent That it paralyzes us at times, Because there’s a lifetime of words To be said about the grief of a loved one, Infinite stories that will never be enough. And we write, because we have…