Category Archives: Love

Fire by the Buddleia

It’s the heavy heatThe ripening of summerThat lays even hyper catsTo languish in the shrubberyAnd pulls the purple petalsOf Digitalis to blushIt’s thenThat I am urgedBy an ardent needSo primal I drop my trowelAnd stand thereIn the dappled sunI coax the … Continue reading

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Shape Shifting

In my sleep I touch your face And you don’t pull back. Your skin is stubble-covered And tickles my fingertips. I gently trace your jaw And you lean in. Our lips touch, Our tongues meet, This dream is About to … Continue reading

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Bigotry

Bigotry lays there Laden with loss It has no legs To stand on No wheels To move it forward Like a giant boulder It grows denser With each passing year It gathers moss And loses ground And even the Good … Continue reading

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Still Birth

I lay there in the dark Precise and still Expectant as an eggshell About crack open From the inside Committed to the spate of love That was my destiny Yet the hours trudged along And no savior claimed me for … Continue reading

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Teeter Totter

we’re a lop-sided teeter-totter, you and i one pushes off too hard and sails through the cloudless sky crashing the other to the ground with a hard thump one day i’m flying and the next day i’m bruised black and … Continue reading

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Forsythia

…new lyrics for a tune coming soon; about to burst out of itself… Sliver of the setting sun The only thing good in this Crooked old worn out Broken down day All those damaged and wasted times Those shabby places … Continue reading

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Seeing Through the Dark

And what will I have then When these eyes dry out? When the pigment drains away And the green grass delights no more? When the wary thrush, Perching precariously on toothpick legs Disappears completely Into the background In a coat … Continue reading

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Once Enough

I once flew the length of you your peaks & valleys & hollows and all your shadows too I once drew the curves of you the bends & turns & corners every arc and arch I knew

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Midnight Rain

The rain was falling down in torrents, black water from a blood-black sky, yet there i stood under that keening night, wearing the wet as a shawl. A chill seeped in under my skin but I held my ground, face … Continue reading

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Pablo, In Need of Sugar

In the early morning half-light, when briny dreams have begun their ebb, I search semi-sleep for receding proof of a Patagonian paradise and the name of a man I am sure was me, if only for one night… Through reincarnation … Continue reading

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