Thursday, March 8, 2018


can a flower
that's been stepped on

still smell so
time and again?

can a vine
that's been cut off
from rooting

still reach out
and bloom
from above?

where is the love
when the grey
comes in?

it blocks the sun
when the day
won't begin

why does this happen
time and again?

doubt crawls free
from underneath

it seizes me in
the darkness

holding me apart
from all of this

pain and
what it is

used to be bliss
just two seconds ago

what do i know
about love?


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

winter's phone call

it's snowing right now
i had to salt my steps
just awhile ago

it's falling silent
across my path

i was just calling
to see how you were

was your day all right?
did anything good
happen to you

you know
what you say
and what you remember
from your day

is the warmth
that makes me forget
the cold

what a ride
it's been
with you

over the hills
and valleys
of what once was

and what could be

i just called
to see how you were

and stuff


Monday, February 26, 2018


don't forget
as you turn out
the light

to hide your
feelings from
his sight

don't wrinkle
the bed with
tears and toil

it'll spoil the romance
of to-morrow

_and the rest_
_of your days_


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

night calls

go-stop sentences
then apologies
in the night

"i'm sorry, you go on. it's just that-"

"I know. You knew where I was going
with that-

Go on and on and on....."

and i go on, giggling
and half stumbling through

the importance of yesterday
against the feeling
of to-day

in and out of
in-jokes and

weaving a sense of

that relaxes the soul
and drives away
what the day did to me

and you

do you remember
the last time i leaned
on your shoulder

it felt like i was flying
in my mind

flapping wings
in tune with
the heartbeat
below me

searching for the sun


without you

it wasn't
what it was

without you

it couldn't be
what it could be

without you

when you trace around
the very start of me

with what's left of you

don't forget to fill in
the very heart of me

with what's alive in you

it's all been true

there's nothing
i'd want to be

without you

Thursday, February 15, 2018

duality of man

if you get reminded
about what he really thinks
every time you're online

and it isn't the way
he talks to you
when his voice is full of whine

you have to choose
if you're going to stay
with the person who he shows

or if you should part
with the person
whose face you do not know

can we really love someone
a hundred percent

when we're not even sure
of the one that we've met?


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

i guess

you snore
but i don't mind
i guess

at least you're alive

and your hair
when you lie on me
but that's ok

at least you smell good

and every now and then
you call my name
and kick
every so softly
at my legs

which begs to wonder
just what
are you dreaming

at least you're calling my name

you're a mess
but you're my mess

i guess
that's good