Monday, October 27, 2014

Sweet Love

Sweet love
I am the suddenness
in your sleep

Ghost of dreams
which slipped away
smoke through
stained glass-

Where your reflection
still lingers.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


And the world goes on
In her sped fast way

Leaving us here
A bit breathless

Longing for each other
Miles away
I reach for you

How you pulled me back
From the darkness

Shedding light
With your innocence

Seeing joy
When I only saw shadows

Pulling me back
To a time
When I could breathe enough
For both of us

Shallow it feels now
Missing your face
Wishing you needed me
As much

Always I wonder
If the light still halos you
Always I wonder if the shadow
Of your absence will cradle me?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

On Being Human (for deverse; Good News, Bad News, Your News)

From the beginning
from a heavenly grace
which offered paradise

But paradise cannot feed the human
always hungry
always reaching the sweet fruit of truth

and the truth
can be so ugly
genocides of innocents

wiped away in a deluge
of hate and desire
for the perfect which
cannot be found.

Tribes of strength
bowing -
The faithful crying
for their God

and as the news of the day
wipes its mouth of constant crime
we try to wipe the tears away.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

How The Voices Sing (for deverse; Under The Influence of Music)

Faith don't fail me now
I know how the voices sing.

I feel so alone
like a frightened child
when the winds howl
seeking solace in the dance
of words.

How their truth
rings so loud
in the silence
of all I have known.