Bodies Over Words

The bane of my existence lies in you.
Your
Alluring,
Stirring,
Blurring Blunder,
Thrown Under,
The Thrashing Assault of Your
Roaring Thunder —

Lost! Lost!
Can’t quite comprehend,
As certain, ascertain, understand,
Skin to skin,
No words in between —
What do you mean
When you say
You love me
With my mind
to
myself.

Explain to me
With words,
Why I continue to love
When you only give
Part of what I
Deserve.

But until I find the lines
That delineate —
My life —
From yours —
The chorus —
Of voices
In my head,
Choosing me instead
Finding life without
Your love —
Agreeable
Amenable
Everything I need
To fall away —
Skin to skin,
What do you mean
When there are no words
That separate us
in between.

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Fleeting Feelings

Shall we sail through the corners
Of my mind?
Lost in time —
Thoughts I dare you
To find —
Up there
Amidst cool air
Without a care
Just me
And you
Sailing through
The corners of

My mind —

– head full of you

Roots

Please pardon,
These roots that run
Through the garden,
Of our home.

Two children
Pretending —
We’d struck gold
As we hold
Onto these roots
that run
the weight
of home.
Beneath my hands
Ran the rush
Of feelings never told.

These feelings that we’ve buried
Deep inside,
Chosen to hide —
Not by will,
But by way,
The ways of this house
That we’ve grown to hold
But you see —
Part of growing old
Is learning to unlearn
These stories we’ve been told.

Now that we’re older,
Can you still recall?
The tall branches brushing in its sway,
Lit by the lingering light of day,
How our fingers felt the earth and found
These roots —
That run the weight of this home.

A visceral clarity
Sincerity
Two children
In a garden
Forever etched in my
memory.

– to my brother

Slow dance

I fell
like a
flight-
less
bird,
hap-
less
limbs,
desp-
air,
cut-
ting
through
the
air,
wind
rush-
ing
through
my
grace-
less
hair,
I closed my eyes,
And felt my body
plummet
into
the end —
But then, I felt it,
It engulfed me,
Wrapped its waves around me,
Calming my trashing body,
I felt myself,
Sinking, sinking deep —
Into serene blue
It was you,
It was you, I felt
Moving through the current,
Suspended in a different
Kind of air,
No longer a victim
But a player,
You see
These waves lick lavishly at the burns of my skin
Sensing where I’ve been,
Invites me in — to dance
In the arms of his ocean.

Full Circle

I believe in revolutions,
Like the way
a circle
always comes
back to
one,
The way
the world
revolves
around the
sun,
The way
the waves
pull back then
rushes straight
back
in,
The way
Your touch’s
left lingering
under my
skin,
The way I
pour my
heart
into the
sea,
Believing
she will find
her way
back
to
me.

 

At the door

Leave if you please.
I’m not on my knees.
Not here to appease – No more.
That revolting arrogance,
This disgusting aberrance
We live in — how
Did I allow — you
To make — me
feel
so
small?
As I creep and crawl
Around my own living room —
Not living
In this room,
That you call a house,
But I call a home.
Why do I hold on to these foolish feelings that have no name?
Trapped in these silly little games?

So just leave.
Leave if you please.
I don’t
Need a
Cavalier to
Tell me what I need.
I don’t
Need your
Callous arms to
Sweep me off my feet.