Tuesday, June 25, 2019


it aches
to look forward

it's hell
to look back

to walk
in a circle

means certain attack

standing alone
in the distance
brings constant

what can i hope for
when you are here?

your presence
will calm me

but my fears will

your hugs
will warm me

but my tears will

you think you're
the one who can
fix what i am

but no one can
but myself

even when i accept

i repel


Monday, June 24, 2019

leads your heart

the impatient grass
tapped down by so many feet
leads your heart back home

Saturday, June 22, 2019

dog days

in those
dog days of summer

i met a
spaniel on the way
to the ice cream truck

waiting at the corner

she ran with two feet
and smiled with
all her heart

i can still see her

all away 'cross my heart

we hardly spoke
through popsicles
made of melting ice

and all was nice for

one last smile
and she was gone


Thursday, June 20, 2019


you and i
and the moon's 
half smile

meeting again
after a long

hiding in 
created by clouds

daring to 
dreams out loud

hoping for a 
when we are allowed

totally at 
in the midst of a crowd


Monday, June 17, 2019


can you feel us

can you see me
moving away?

can you understand
the steps i'm taking

is there something
i should say?

ghosting's hard
on what's left of
my psyche

there's no
right way
to leave politely

if you were me
you'd do the same

furiously trying to 
erase my name

backwards in time
i travel slow

you'll never know
how much it hurts
to let go

or will you?



the ride with her
was always hidden

so much was forbidden
in their world

but when she smiled
so easily

at the simple pleasures
he gave freely

it lessened the tensions
that surrounded
him daily

as he bravely walked
in darkness

harking back to
knightly ways

hidden swords
cut just as true



when farming moonbeams
please lay caution to the fog
never know what's hid