Saturday, February 28, 2015

15 word: time

enough time in the day
to say the nothings
we need to say


Friday, February 27, 2015

15 word: llap

you shared
no feelings
allowing me
to fill your stares

with the love
i needed

15 word: weather change

it got warmer
when you lingered

and it got saner
when you said

"i love you"

Thursday, February 26, 2015

ocean lullaby

the wind
sounds like
the ocean

in gusts of
power that
comes and goes

waving along
from rooftop
to rooftop

spinning the
air vents

like a child at play

i close my eyes
weary of the day
and all its lessons

and i pretend
i'm near the sea

watching waves
rise and fall in
the distance

entranced by
the endless blue

like a child facing a giant

and soon
to sleep
i go


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

internal admonishment

stop searching
for that perfect

stop prodding
for that unreachable

just live and
breathe in the
of love

don't look for the
in your life

you'll only end up
playing the fool


Monday, February 23, 2015

15 word: motto

stay weird
stay different

stay true to what's you

make all your heartbeats count


Saturday, February 21, 2015

15 word: conversation

the question
in my heart
the answer
in your eyes

the conversation
without any words

Friday, February 20, 2015

chaos and order

and order
can live to-gether

with a line down the middle 
of the room

one corner
and square

the other a mess
of dotted lines

if you can live
with the rantings
of a caffeinated mind

if you can hang
with the hankerings
of an always hungry soul

then you can hang with me

ready for an adventure?


let's go


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

sun and moon

they told me
not to write
about the moon

even though
its white eye
sees through me

into the heart
of darkness
that beats for you

into the mind
of troubles
that won't seem
to let go

when the cold wind blows

they told me
not to look
at the sun

even though
its bright light
guides me

through the road
of darkness
that goes to you

through the land
of insanity
that never seems
to let go

when the cold wind blows

sun and moon
lead me home

sun and moon 
guide me home


15 word: you know

you know
what to say
when to play
come what may

and i believe again

Monday, February 16, 2015


there's a reason
we're so far apart

even if we don't know why

there's a season
we'll be to-gether

even if we know when

no matter how hard
the snow falls
on the road ahead

it doesn't blind me

the warmth of
your memory

is always guiding me


Saturday, February 14, 2015

15 words: sure

can i come up
with fifteen words
to tell how wonderfully
great you are?


Friday, February 13, 2015


i wish i could be

i wish i didn't have
to say anything

live in subtlety

walking the
grace of the monks

no syllables slipping
my inequity

it's muteness for me

or nothing


Thursday, February 12, 2015

15 word: un-fairy tale

to love

spiting the past

hoping to be saved
again and again

won't last

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

15 word: incidental harmonies

what you know
and i'll tell
what i can

we'll meet between
the confessions

15 word: see

eating bagels
inside the warmth
looking outside
at the blue
_cold coming through the cracks_

Monday, February 9, 2015


to heated brow

with the low richness
of her voice

to draw out sickness
and bring back
the aliveness of health

if only she could

juice, and soup
begin a ritual of hope
and healing

to end
the cold
that grips the soul

to start
the warmth
of hope again

if only she could


15 word: walk on

if you can
pass me by
without seeing
the look in my eyes

walk on

Friday, February 6, 2015

bitter cold

you tell yourself
time and time again
that the cold will be
worth it


that all the hills you climb
make you stronger
in mind and body
and soul

but there are nights
when the fight is
too much
to bear

you grow weary
of the tears

hiding sorrow
after anger
after frustration

after all this time

making the stumble
and grind
seem like nothing

but hurt and shame

where you'd forget
your own name

for just a smile


15 word: sorrow

what he doesn't
will be your undoing

what he doesn't
becomes your heartache

small bit that was but won't finish because i won't let it

in bad again
so sad again
wishing and hoping to be
right again

can i ever win?

i long again
to be strong again
so sure of my love and
belong again

can i please begin?


Thursday, February 5, 2015

15 word: closing time

closing time
the calm before the madness
glad for the dark
and the quiet storms

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

15 word: your role

you are
the logical one
who knows it all

but lets me see it first


didn't do
so hot
as the one for you

didn't become
as good 
as i could be

and now the misery
i put myself through
once more

is the legacy
of you and me

once i figure out
to be the perfect one

once i find out
to make you smile

all the miles 
i travel down
that lonesome road

will finally 
make sense to me


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

to be perfect

i wish
i didn't have to learn
with you

i with
i knew the ways
about you

and be perfect

i wish
i didn't ask all the questions
that make you hide

make all the promises
that turn you away

i wish
for just one day

to be perfect

and never be
the hell
that's me


15 word: command

took the hope
right from my heart
took the sense
right from my voice


15 word: truth

the heart wants
what it wants
and makes no sense
of the mind behind it

15 word: cars

cars live
to take you there
even if
the there you go
is never there

15 word: subtle

turn away
from my grief
try to stay
in your bleak life
(in theory)

15 word: book

a book
puts pictures in your mind
to find again
when your life is grey

15 word: see

your hand
to touch
your eyes
to see
just how much you mean to me

Monday, February 2, 2015

lingering wish

you make it seem right
when it isn't
you make it seem good
when it's not

you make the sun
feel warmer
even when
it struggles to be seen

let me lean
on your kind graces

making faces
behind your back

let the world seem fun again


Sunday, February 1, 2015

the want for hair from one so fair

full of shine and grace

shake your hair for me

remind me
of what it feels like
once more

stand proud
like art
that commands
to be seen

from silver screen
to reality

make me believe
i can be you

if i just watch
and dream