Friday, November 23, 2012

the clearing

The little girl lay coughing in the darkness of her room. 
Eyes open, breath returned, she whispers late but soon.
Asks why does she cough, and her mother speaks to soothe:

says she's spitting out the demons that bore with her from the womb.

Written 11.23.12 @ 1:05 PM

Saturday, September 1, 2012

shine the light

shine the light

You seek a life
of loneliness and solitude
calling it the truth

but we can all live happiness -
the light waiting to be lit
deep inside of you.

Written 9.1.12 @ 9:40 AM

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Bark to Body

(A three-year-old poem rediscovered.)

Bark to Body

I sat between two trees
as if they were embracing me
the air warm for the season
we found balance in the breeze

The cool earth lay beneath us
as we connected, bark to body
and I learned to find humanity there
when I was all but lost.

Written 1.26.09 @ 2:16 PM

Monday, March 26, 2012

blue haze

blue haze

everything lays flatter
our bodies shift
loose particles and matter

everything falls under
the spell, the romance
sweeping beryl wonder

every shadow's riper
the world around
grows deeper, dark, and brighter

quick the end
of every haze, dark's quicker
but in its echoes
'reprise' is what you whisper.

Written 3.26.12 @ 9:30 PM