Wednesday, March 26, 2014

I've Got Half a Mind

I’ve got half a mind
to steal my life-

The part I gave away
to love
how it chained me,
captured heart-

Beating to another's
always bleeding
filling someone else's veins.   

I’ve got a half a mind
to take it back, it’s just
too late.

Once I gave it away
it will never find it’s
way home.

Saturday, March 22, 2014


Doesn’t it whisper
in the dark
when all is still
beneath frozen foundations?

Leaving ourselves behind
taking another path
we deemed as destiny
blinded by hope-

Dancing with someone else's
shadow, always dreaming
of the one we sacrificed
her song as distant as stars.

How did we ever forget
the words?

Sunday, March 16, 2014

What We Have Left Behind

A bloodline mix-
Compassion, fear

 painful thing
 when objects of affection fall,
 shattering our reflection.

 all consuming-
 it’s never the same
 some pieces no longer fit

We discard them,
build anew
and wait for the next storm
inside our fortress-
Only to discover
all things break

We build again

Holding palms to heaven
pleading for strength
to face a different world,
always missing what we
have left behind.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


You burn
right through me-
Bright star of hope-

I am growing thin on promises,
cold in your absence

Digging deep
into a frozen wasteland
always a new beginning rises.

Another past
I leave behind
arms outstretched,
I ask for more.

Insatiable being
time can’t hold back
the desire to shine.

Still the shadows,
lock me in.

Forest of discontent
limbs offering another

You burn
right through me-

Will I ever be free?

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Dark Paradise (Mindlovemisery Prompt 46, Bitter loathing)

Is this what you promised me,
a dark paradise filled with piercing
thorns, bleeding endlessly, anemic
with love?

The pallor of promises,
ghost white in all the lies
in which I strangle a self
never born.

Breathe me in-
Tell sorry to stone,
petrified by empty words.

I will wait all my days
for what I have never tasted.