Moonlight starburstMoonlight Starburst
A million times an hour
there's a racetrack spinning around
like a top the best feeling is when it flies off
the table and lands randomly on the universe.
I can't believe the taste of gum sometimes,
it explodes in my mouth like a star
as it electrifies taste buds until they burst
gushing like a river, or a dam that collapsed.
I see the light of the stars
long after they have gone supernova
until time has stopped, their light shines
on the raindrops that show us the way.
I never eat starburst
I always look at the package and remind myself next time,
and then I reach the corner store and buy something else,
next time I say, there will always be a next time.
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FallenDefeated in a breathFallen13 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
We have defeated you
the lone crusader
there is nothing
I see the smoldering ashes
in an ambush that took decades
now the number is tripled
We took the adults first
moved up to the children
we aren't discriminating
Those closest to you and farthest away
your mother, my mother, your lover, yourself,
all taken over and given to the ashes
blown by the wind.
buried alongside those who have fallen
with brave hearts and stronger wills
then the one's losing themselves
to the rubble left in a blackened altar.
I am next to
in the smoke
and the fire.
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I will be living CarolineI will be living, Caroline.I will be living Caroline12 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Loving everything so free
the losing answers, questions, riddles,
the eventual dates meant by fate
only blow away in flakes
The only reason it stings
is the fleeting joy
enclosed and enriched
with nothing to savoir.
I love the quiet picture
I love you, standing quietly,
the motionless figure
blown til the hair forms picasso
This waltz has not ended yet
you still breathe in the stone
the losing impression is set
the picture only sweet loving tears
by lw end -
The Drawing Out of Mei have been forever hereThe Drawing Out of Me13 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
sliding through this hall of mirrors
lost yet seeing
dead yet being
promises fall from sincere lips
you're not leaving
slowly peel this hurt away
help me heal it
kiss and seal it
find out all that I can tell
just support me
and exhort me
slip your tongue inside my mouth
forgive the way i'll fall for you
Scene of an AccidentScene After An AccidentScene of an Accident14 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Lost my car in some wild
Speeding and craziness.
What do I do if the brakes fail?
Survive. I think. I forget.
Now I'm walking on the road's soft shoulders.
Springtime and weeds talk country matters in the gravel,
Under the melted butter sun.
A snake, only as long as a pencil, green
As cooked spinach, glides over my bare left foot.
So gentle, but I am waiting for the panic
Frozen hard as solid silver
And waiting for the lethal flinch.
My nerves aren't steel, they're silver.
I wish someone was there to witness my luck, for I have
Often pointed out the X's on my palms
To friends and said, "See, I'm always protected."
They laughed. But luck comes from the gods;
If there were proof of it anywhere, it would be in my
Improbably, while sleeping,
I see the snake again-or is it a different spinach-coloured snake?
It's the same road.
It's the same me, walking along with a crab-apple bush
to lean on as a staff
(My brain is bad at props)
My spinach snake is