Dinner Guest

Each setting carefully spaced alabaster dishes crystal glasses set with care and grace. Arrange with consideration each piece of silver sparkle and glimmer place with deliberation Every basket and bin ceramic and copper perfectly proper down to the ramekins Wooden table and chairs polished and clean shiny and pristine wait for a guest to sit […]

Fifteen Breaths

Mirror plaque Golden tracks Steak no good send it back   Neon signs Hair so fine Dance to excess wine and dine   Shining shell Taco bell Believe in heaven live in hell.   Attention whore Convenience store Gluttony on a laminate floor   Wit mistook Have the look Worry not shun the book   […]

Plumbing Depths

Give. The well is deep. Give. Though your eyes may weep. Give. The reservoir is full. Give. Though it may hurt your soul. Give. The reserves are plentiful. Give. Though you find your wallet resentful. Give. The cup runneth over. Give. Though thy world be asunder. Give. The seconds provide. Give. Though you feel out […]

Tornadoes and Falling in Love

Merry-go-rounds and Tilt-a-whirls. Roller coasters and roundabouts. Spinning tops and spirals. Ferris wheels and bottles. Wheel-of-Fortune, doing flips. Somersaults and cartwheels. Bedrooms after many drinks. Car wheels as we travel. The tires on our bikes. Our bodies as we dance. Tornadoes and whirlpools. Records, and falling in love. We love the circling, rotating, revolving feeling, […]

Palette and Easel

I dabbed then stroked. I blotted, then flicked. I mixed, then grazed, Pressed, and then glazed.   I touched, then scraped. I swabbed, then swiped. I swirled, then kissed, Tapped, then caressed.   I connected, then skimmed. I swabbed, then filled in. I mixed, then applied, blended and then smiled.   I finally found you, […]

Shine, shine, shine.

The stars know nothing more than to  shine, shine, shine Those on the ground look to the  sky, sky, sky. To gaze upon  the sparkles in the  night, night, night. Wishing that we could  burn so bright, bright, bright. Shinning  like the  stars in our sight, sight, sight. Ignoring how brilliant  we are  inside, inside, […]

One hand folded into another

You find value in my deficiencies, and fullness, in my vacancy. You find stability in my inconsistency, and bliss, in my melancholy. You find fortitude, in my frailty, and competence, in my inability. You find seriousness, in my buffoonery, and clarity, amidst my perplexity. You find exquisiteness, when I feel ugly, and offer hope, to […]

Messages in Dreams

With my turns and twists, I submit, those sayings, and signals, and all the intimates. Those side shifts, and arches of spine, that project thoughts out, that bounce back, to you. As you dose in your blissfullness I anguish with restlessness, pawing my thoughts of you to the sky. When early birds cry, darkness finds my […]