My Honor is SilenceI feel it steel bright, flashing icy coldMy Honor is Silence4 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Slipping, tearing through the meat.
Melting into dripping scarlet heat.
What was tarnished now shines gold
To my hard won emptiness I can’t hold.
Because you turn my strength to deceit
Doomed in the first moment that we meet.
Still I am a man, my fires I will hold.
I will cling to these last shreds of honor
And still the beating of my heart
Holding that passion within a liars shell.
For I will not make myself a monster
And will abide till these thoughts depart.
Of their stirring I will never tell.
DisposableDisposable me.Disposable49 minutes ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Novelty toy, used and worn.
Tossed with no regard.
ShardsBlack and yellow down the road, atoms threaten to explode.Shards3 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Hands on wheel, mind on cloud, life on edge, speakers loud.
Red and not green up ahead, car won’t stop, not in bed.
Motion stopped, life on mute, smoky mirrors, I’m the brute.
Blood in mouth, blood in nose, where it comes from? no one knows.
Spitting red, crying blue, thinking what next I should do.
Should I run? should I lie? I’m the culprit, can’t deny.
World has stopped, Freon burns, broken day, “Hope he learns.”
Firemen and EMTs, ambulance ride, “Quiet please.”
She is here, whom I hit, clouded shock, throbbing hip.
See the needle break my skin, thank God for adrenaline.
Silly questions, quick reply, mind is clear, so is sky.
Ever stuck in memory, Thursday, August, twenty three.
Four fifteen, headed home, lesson over, drove alone.
Now it plays inside my head, just one thought: I’m not dead.