What a CrimeWhat a Crime5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Believe I'm here
I'm here for you
You can't pull through
Pull through the pain
The pain will forget
Forget the game
'Cause I can't let
If I end up alone
Alone on the street
The street can be home
Home's a warm place to sleep
Sleep is love without a heart
Without a heart's the only way
The only way to live painlessly
But I don't want to
Don't wanna leave you
Would rather sit silently
By your side
And do all I can
If you'll only keep me safe
Please keep me safe
'Cause when I'm really honest
Starving isn't nearly as scary
As realizing I don't fit anywhere
And that the one expected to love me most
Forgets my very existance.
Time is running out and I'm bleeding
Between a spike and a hard place,
Calling out to anyone who will listen...
Can you hear me?
Float on, baby girl...
These wings were broken so long
That I can only remember vague bits
Of how to fly,
So will you carry me,
Just for a little while?
Just until I can walk
And not get dizzy,
The Earth is SmilingCool night air on pale flesh,The Earth is Smiling3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Bare and pressed
Together in joy and comfort,
In love and affection of a quality
Impossible for the tongue to express,
Articulated adequately only by
Body, mind, and soul
Moonlight amplified by
Blankets of cloud, drawn
Lazily on a gentle breeze
Over shining silver stars.
The sky, rolling velvet indigo.
Frogs singing from trees
And insects humming steadily,
As we sigh soft vapors of fulfillment;
Two beasts in each other's arms,
In the presence of our Mother,
Sharing one soul in abounding peace.
Be still and hear;
The earth is smiling.
The StreamIt's a place aloneThe Stream2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Not a lonely place
With a softly whispering stream.
A basswood tree by the side
And a sea of ferns
Sway in a shared dream.
There's a pool on the edge
Where the tadpoles swim
Oblivious to the moon,
And a nest in the tree
Padded with down
That the birds will finish soon.
The still is broken
Only by the boughs
Stirring in a gentle breeze
And the tiny fish
In the clear water
Swim upstream with ease.
There's a leaf,
Now only veins
It's a delicate lace
By the whispering stream
Is a place alone
And not a lonely place.
To a placeThere were RhododendronsTo a place2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
In the corner of the park.
Pure white flowers
Except one that was dark.
There was music
Dancing in the air.
Right behind us on the bench swing,
It followed us to the stairs
This is not to a person
It's to a place.
Where we tossed rocks in the ocean
Where we left a trace.
DionysusGasping, struggling to holdDionysus2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
the boundary between thought and being
and cry as particles collide into
soon they will die
I scream into the macrocosm of
and the people hear
in their sleep
waking in their own sweat-soaked beds
and grasp for my words
blurred in their minds
formed only on canvas
an epidural of ink and pigmentation
I push the prodigal child-
Dionysus is born.
The lady of the forestThe lady of the forest wears always green and gold.The lady of the forest3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Her eyes don't have a color or that's what I've been told.
The lady walks on treetops and slides between the leaves,
Below the oldest, tallest oaks the lady sits and weaves.
The lady of the forest is fond of playing games:
To lure a stranger to a swamp or to a ring of flames.
The lady's songs are full of charm, of sorcery, of dreams
They make the world change all around, and nothing's what it seems.
The lady of the forest knows when you step within.
She makes the trees dance 'round the road and makes the moon-skies spin.
When you are lost, beware her voice, don't trust your eyes and ears.
Or you might be caught in her realm to live out your worst fears.
The lady of the forest is neither good nor bad.
She's born of wind and fire, like them, she can't be dead.
The lady has no feelings, no longings and no heart.
She has her games, so full of fun, no stopping when they start.
The lady of the forest is known by many names.
And if you ever
If I Had My WayIf I had my way,If I Had My Way5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I would lie beside you
On a bed of roses every night,
Cover you with
Kisses and shower you
With gold and garnet,
Caress every inch of you
With the sweetest subtle touch,
And fight away your nightmares.
If I had my way
You'd see how much I really care;
But you have to have your way,
And you don't even know I'm there.