Through Fire

In the desert under sandfalls
a black box speaks in acid tongues…

Important Places

Imprints of the last to leave
framed in the window overlooking nightfall.
Broken arches under crumbling towers
and the return of saplings taken root in memory…

Euphoria

Your arm lightly circles me And leaves half of my side tingling. Your warm touch spreading like wildfire It lingers, lingers after you are long gone.   An infection I can’t fight, An addiction I can’t deny, You pull me in and I’m caught, like A fish on a line.   I hold my breath…

The lies I tell myself

I’m a damaged broken husk of myself robotic in my movements most unremembered except the ones that torture an intrusive stain that grows ever larger as I test my fate I can’t get out of bed I’m a fatal disaster if I move it will prove I can make my life better instead I’ll pull…

Milkshake

In the stillness of the night It’s the steady thump of your heart Keeping me tethered To this smoke hazy room, A lacklustre altar of unholy vows. And yet they’re sacred to me, Because our union means it matters In whatever microscopic way, And the void in my heart doesn’t feel so dark. Yet I…

Lost and Found

Dropping bread crumbs Under the canopy of this dark forest, Hoping someone will find me But only the snakes follow, Piercing me with poisonous thoughts And fangs that leave incurable scars. What if no one’s looking? What if no one cares? My desperation reaches new heights, The bread starts dripping with my blood And the…

Irish Funeral

Memory’s phantom acquires its exit through an uninhibited window, silencing your time on this plane. The crying begins as recollections are held ransom behind tapestries, banging around the home of this grievance party. At 3 A.M. we arrested the clocks to signify when you passed between our two worlds. We sabotaged the reflection of our…