Thursday, October 31, 2013



Hold me
in angel wings-

Ethereal lightness
close to distant stars

lighting the path
I wore into my earth
space I shadowed.

Fate cries rhyme and reason
for all I tasted even the salt
of tears I hold-

in that place
pierced by the sword
called muse.

Vampire (for deverse- Wild Beasts)


You promise me eternity
where there is no sun

No morning call echoing
in the breeze of a newborn day

You tempt me with
undying beauty-
armor against old age

Yet I hesitate and realize
 all I hold dear will die
 in the darkness

You belong to the night
And all its black secrets

Forever would never be enough
for the sacrifice.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Cinders (for deverse -anti bullying)

Lisa A.Williams

brick or board.
they were called
those tow-headed girls  
wanting to purge
this dry christening
 which scathed
skin and soul,
it’s adornment
crushing the child chant
“names will never hurt me”
Lingering lyrics-
notes carried high
by those who sang
smelling of smoke and cinder.
Undetected by thought or word,
somehow they knew
the fire
was always smoldering.
to be discarded,
They were singed
yet somehow
rose from the flames,
bore their blistering-

Sunday, October 27, 2013



Ocean breeze
holding its breath

as it reaches
the man-made walk
assaulted by the civilized world.

Bright lights-
shock to the senses

blinding one to the beauty,
invasion of sea and sky.

One must look to the depths
to find God in such a place,

so obscured by neon and noise
most often, he goes unnoticed.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A Different Sky

I wish
I were beneath
a different sky
one not so gray

To think
I could lose you-
a shared heartbeat
more than I can bear

Baby born of you
I can’t hold alone
please don’t leave
we need you so.

If I could choose
a different sky
it would be blue
full of hope and promise-

One where we will both see him
grow and always have your
arms to hold us.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Old Man (Mindlovemisery prompt 26, What can change the nature of a man?)

Old Man

Old man
do you live your life
through the eyes
of the past?

How misery was your companion
your family didn’t last

Love couldn’t change you
no matter what guise it wore

Shredding its garments
time and time again
until you destroyed its core

The eyes of hope
closed and slept
dreaming came to an end

And in your loneliness
you wish you could try
once again

But the years are not forgiving
they wear too many scars

Saturday, October 19, 2013

I See the War

I See the War

I see the war
in the pale blue
of your eyes

You’ve got a battle
you cannot win
no matter how hard
you try

Never seeing what lie
ahead all those years ago
left with all those lies
you can’t leave behind.

I see the war
in the pale blue
of your eyes

Still you reach
still you strive
riding the tide
of all those tears
you still cry.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Don't You Remember?

Don’t You Remember?

Don’t you remember
those days of careless growing?

Fields of wild
we ran through
chasing the wind

feeling the sun bathing
the quiet earth
as we sprouted wings
and grew in our dreams

Never touching the ground
fearing it would ensnare us
and we would become like them-

The stable caregivers, money makers
lost in the grown up guise of all we
thought we should be.

Now here we are and the
ache of lost wings
beats us down
and we no longer
dance to the sound of angels

We just remember the lull
of their sweet voices echoing
in the distant youth, we left behind.

Thursday, October 10, 2013



We don’t speak of it-
the loss silencing
our world.
How arrogant of the sun
to rise
when we were facing
 the black hole emptiness
not enough breathing space
for our own grieving.
Some pain can’t be shared,
sometimes we are islands
surrounded by restless current
fearing if we were to plunge
we’d breathe in anothers tears
and drown.
It was good to love you,
but oh how the earth trembled
                                                          when we had to say goodbye.

For deverse 10/10/13 Friends

Saturday, October 5, 2013

How We Loved October

How We Loved October

You would have sworn
they were sisters-

Young mothers

Daughters trying on
homemade costumes

The smell of pumpkin pie
lulling into scents of fall
carved from our center-

Sweet harvest born of a vine
united in kinship.

Anticipating nightfall
glowing Jack O Lanterns
watching over the tired earth
as she prepared for the stillness
winter would bring.

Eyes gleaming, smiles rich
with hope on this dark night
as we adorned houses 
promising treats.

children who grew apart,
one young mother lost
forever in an illness
time never had an answer for.

For deverse- "I have an issue with Pumpkins"

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Evening Song

Evening Song

Here on Earth-
tender is the Night

The Moonstone
the Sheltering Sky.

Posted for deverse pub- " Spine Poetry"

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Dark Skin Dying

Dark Skin Dying

A miniscule of death,
 on fair skin-

It warned of goodbyes
and defied denial
tiny cells
waging war-

Sometimes mortality
                                                           whispers in such small things.