.i would shed my skin.8 months ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
with autumn, but my veins would
crack like the dry leaves
1,001 NightsIn a land of1,001 Nights8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
dreams and dust:
the curve of
a half-hazed sun,
LoveCaramel kisses drizzleLove8 months ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
from your lips, and I
still to a pulsebeat.
Jealous WatersPale twilightJealous Waters8 months ago in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
frosted the waters;
nymphs sigh, jealous of Pan.
AsphodelA beckoning:Asphodel8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
watercolour sky shrinking,
too late, teeth fall; pearls
from a broken string.
Blink and the moon ignites—
but the sheets are still
Hinging TimeAutumn's diaryHinging Time7 months ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
dances in the breeze--
pages ripped from barren branches.
My father's father's blood
was the same color, once--
an angry, untamed flame.
My own blood is an oil-spill
chasing the metal of my joints--
each move creaks.
MythosThe HunterMythos9 months ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
a sky of fleeing stars:
the archer's arrow,
LiliyaBright-eyed,Liliya1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
mistress of light.
Not a dallianceNot a dalliance-Not a dalliance7 months ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Lissome scintillas blossom,
Become forest fires
Penning AutumnFolded between the pages of booksPenning Autumn8 months ago in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
you bound our spines
where the dandelions grow--
the anxious poetry of autumn.
.a lover leaving his.6 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
home for another, a spark
that becomes a flame
Love-ku'dlesLovekus to cuddle to.Love-ku'dles7 months ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Three little lines
Your body embracing mine
Two halves of one
Ku'ing in the evening
I think of your tiny smile
Cooing near my ear
Sky darkens from peach to plum
Inside I embrace
Blankets or your arm-
one way or another
Waking up in the morning
before a kiss
Hair can wait--
Brushing what is bare
I ku for you submitting--
one ku for a bended knee
one coo for needing
Baby, nobody ku's
the way I ku for you
Alla RabiosaScorpio's tail slips low—Alla Rabiosa9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
a mari usque ad mare:
from sea to sea
over me, a devil in the sky above;
and the Huntress
peels dawn like an orange.
amongst the stars:
the Mad Queen's cosmic mirage.)
winterice sculpts the sunrise,winter7 months ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
filters down to still the day;
silver mists echo
the scatterbrain's guide to the galaxy.sometimes i forget thatthe scatterbrain's guide to the galaxy.8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
the sun is not a candle
even though each night
it melts like wax
into the forgiving arms of the sea.
sometimes i find myself
at a loss of breath
when the moon erupts from the water
clad in nudity
with the shy demeanor of a virgin
exposing flesh to the naked eye.
sometimes it's hard to remember that
i cannot touch the stars
despite the fact that
they know me like lovers–
watching the air escape my teeth
in the milky twilight and
catching my 2 a.m. whispers to my notebook
when my tongue is swimming in coffee.
sometimes i lose myself
in the vast expanse of our universe
because the feeling of being small
is nothing compared to
the feeling of being nonexistent.
sometimes i intake sharply
at the sight of the ink
neatly pressed into my feet
and with good reason,
for my mom nearly fainted
when she got the call from me
informing her that i had recently gotten
a rendering of the solar system tattooed on my soles.
(sometimes i wonder if
the galaxy is as smitten with
on how I need youtoday is a six-word story:on how I need you8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I’m tired of waking up
I will peel back your
every insecurity and anxiety
and watch them fall to the floor
like vodka petals, regurgitated mosaics,
I will see you naked and
reborn and you will break apart
into passive aggressive poetic
dedications and unsent letters and
I will hate and love you
for the very same reasons and
I will move on.
leap through eternityi will sink my teeth into a supernovaleap through eternity9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
to let the stardust and
slide down my parched throat and
wash over my intestines,
like a pebble
drowning in the sound--
metallic skyyou fell from the moon in all yourmetallic sky8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
i found you on my doorstep, blue
eyes round with awe.
kissing you is like kissing the reflection
of the yellow sun,
my fingers sliding down your striking
Knuckling TimeClock tattooed--Knuckling Time9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
on my wrist,
big and little hands
I tap them
with a knuckle,
willing them to move.
imitates the way
you and I
left the wounds
to stitch themselves back together
and I understand the irony
of time that doesn't move
when I think about you
He doesn't write poetry anymore.He doesn’t write poetry anymore,He doesn't write poetry anymore.10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
even if he still collects it, reads it, saves it, treasures
faded verses from his wife the way connoisseurs
savor vinyl over metallic rainbows on disc.
I don’t mind not knowing, but I can’t stand not asking.
The record needle hits the groove wrong;
he stumbles over words that aren’t there,
rummaging for an answer he doesn’t really have.
He doesn’t write poetry anymore
and his confusion is strangely endearing.
But there’s a lyricism to his words that I love,
poetic lines inserted between the daily grind
of character names and who said what;
voiceless boys in white and draymen carting the dead to saltwater lakes,
elegiac undertones that haunt historians and forlorn painters.
He doesn’t write poetry anymore –
except when he does.
meanwhile, statesideheat in the darknessmeanwhile, stateside5 months ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
your pulse in your fingertips
thoughts of distant skin
Winter's WindowMisted palm printWinter's Window9 months ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
melting ice spiderwebs,
fingers framed by sunlight.