the edge of the worldhave left us alone on the edge of the world,the edge of the world4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
a space dressed of long corrosive nights
where the journey is the memory of us
that cuts like a mist, a quiet
have left us alone in a bare whisper
storing between our fingers our separate bones
our eyes flashing black-winged butterflies
seeking rest in the body the intense agony of life
have left us alone in the world
with the stars on the lips, desirable by a silent spring
of a rest that shake our stone hearts
or sand or white sandstone
dissolve between the dry tears
and swollen intentions
have left us alone on the shore
to shake our eco
to multiply our cry
for this immense empty
as quiet as the future
and a decadent imagination ..
be who we are and are not
bodies alleviating separation
the release of any true act
and that loneliness accompanied
is nothing more than the promise
of a time that is falling apart.
FreefallFreefall5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I fell into love
with astonishing ease.
After years of believing
that one such as I
could never be caught,
it encompassed my world.
Always I had been the one
to hold my heart inviolate.
Lovers were left grasping
for my ephemeral affections,
while I danced away,
my emotions untouched.
All it took was a kiss,
one gentle kiss that belied
the devastation that would follow.
Bereft, heart rent like tattered silk,
when you danced away from me,
your emotions untouched.
And here I remain
wondering if, like me,
you will someday fall
with the same ease,
and the same shattering
of your soul upon impact.
- cold -cold- cold -5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
the room is hidden to the senses
as I escape and look around me
a light diffusion through the curtains
a real image... or illusion?
I feel so tired from the effort
to understand the world out there.
reality, they seem to call it,
the pain you feel each time you wake up,
the empty lungs that gasp for air,
the empty bed, the cold despair,
the hollow promise of a morning
that swiftly turns to night,
without a sign, without a warning,
without a hope for light.
Your Man BluesI don't want to be a fat man, so I can't find my feet.Your Man Blues2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
I don't want to be a thin man, seeking something to eat.
I just want to be your man - not too fat and not too thin.
I want to ring your bell, babe, and know that you will let me in.
I don't want to be a strange man, so people try not to stare.
I don't want to be a plain man, so people can't see I'm there.
I just want to be your man - not too strange and not too plain.
I want you to feel love, babe, as natural as rain.
I don't want to be a wild man, like a mule kicking in a stall.
I don't want to be a tame man, with no surprises at all.
I just want to be your man - not too wild and not too tame.
I want to be with you, babe, and hear you call my name.
I don't want to be an X-Man, shooting power from my eyes.
I don't want to be the Batman, you know that he never cries.
I just want to be your man - not too X and not too Y.
I want to hold you close, babe, and know that you're satisfied.
Gambling BluesWell, I meant to leave the table, but I've been playing all night long.Gambling Blues1 month ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Yes, I meant to leave the table, but I've been playing all night long.
And I am betting all my chips - but my hand is not that strong.
I am staring at reality and it is staring back at me.
Now I'm staring at reality and it is staring back at me.
You got to keep a poker face, son, if you want to bluff reality.
I've got aces up my sleeves, boys, because you have to have it planned.
There are aces up my sleeves, because you have to have it planned.
If reality looks away for a second, you know I can win this hand.
You see the way we sitYou see the way we sit and how we leanYou see the way we sit3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
toward one another, then sit back again.
We sip our coffee, say, "You should try this,"
and lift our forks to one another's lips.
Do talk and easy silence make it seem
there is no tension left to make us one
with all the heat and sweetness one might dream
or drive us far apart if it become
too taut and snap? Perhaps you tell yourself
that all is settled and no questions left
when two have been together for so long?
It is not that there are no questions left.
We ask them often, more than you would guess,
we ask them every day - and answer yes.
Let there beLet there be3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Let there be silence. Let the senator rise
and open his mouth to tell his lies
and nothing come out. Let the senator sit.
Let there be silence. Let the red light glow
to begin the lies on the TV show
and nothing be heard. Let the light go out.
Let there be silence. Let the old men begin
to tell their old lies over again
and there be no sound. Let the old men stop.
Let there be silence. Let the ears forget
the sound of all that the liars said,
the drawl and bark. Let the ears rest.
Wild Place BluesThe place I live is wild, babe,Wild Place Blues3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
and that is not just talk.
There are rattlesnakes in the bushes,
so be careful where you walk.
The place I live is wild, babe,
the dreams are ten feet tall.
They carry you just like a child,
if you can sleep at all.
The place I live is wild, babe,
there are poets on the street.
You may hear things never heard before
from anyone you meet.
The place I live is wild, babe,
no map can show the way.
But I will tell you if you ask me,
and you could come today.
You say your heart is wild, babe,
you don't know what to do.
Well, I think the place I'm living
might be just the place for you.
No Time for the BluesI had no time for the blues,No Time for the Blues4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
but they had time for me.
They came to my house
about a quarter to three.
I had to get out of bed
when they knocked on the door.
But why had they come?
They would not tell me what for.
I was awake with the blues
for the rest of the night.
And oh, I saw the blues
by the dawn's early light.
It was a quarter to nine,
I had things I should do.
But I couldn't go out,
I was feeling so blue.
And so I said to the blues,
you must have somewhere to go.
They glanced at the time
and they answered me no.
I had no time for the blues
but the blues didn't care.
All the time in the world
is what the blues have to spare.
Ever hereCaress the desireEver here3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A moment above gravity
A portrayal of yearning
In this moment where the white flower pervades
Your entrance again
An offering of will
As this I bathe in you
I chase away
Even when you are here
I step back further and into you
As the sweet surrender
For my witness alone
In this elusive embrace
A consideration of warmth
Just one place
In your name
I carve a wish to be here
When all I want to do
Is just ..
But don't hesitate
I can feel you
As the final hours
Awaken to the dream
To let my gaze fall over you
In the early morning sun
Your sweet perfection
In the acceptance of you
I slide back again and slip away
Into this space
I never wish to leave here ..
As we....AchingAs we....3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Reaching out into the thinnest air
A Reflection of how I can only stare
A place to carress with only feeling
A description beyond delay
A submission of and into your desire
This is my own
Yet to be held here
In the comfort of your arms
As left moves to right
Pulling you closer
Yet never close enough
Creating a womb
As I feel you
No longer needing words
I can only describe you
As my hands
How can i .
Leaving me breathless here
As your pulse
Just to enter you
Maybe I would ..
If we ever .
To trace myself
Over your outlines
As dawn slips over your shoulders
i want to
Again, and again, and again
Yet my hands are afraid to touch
So I breathe in silence
To slowly awaken into your dream
ProdaneA silent look of recognitionProdane3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
As all that is left
Remains to be seen
As silence forms denial
Will you remember to forget me
As I pass on through to the otherside
Faces inward to escape itself
To push through to another
No longer relevant
As I dissolve myself
To become only you.