A New Life

Part I (Past) Born of icy cold and rainy climes, she held my soul in bloody jagged chains Her heartless touch, her dying kiss, my life in broken frames   Her wandering eye could not be tamed, it settled on another In his arms, in happiness, she found her true lover   I dug myself…Read more »

I Can’t Explain It

The cease of twilight, your eyes shuttered, your warmth a blanket of water. A duality of one, in a world of shoes, we are bound like apples to pie. Your scent liberates, your taste intoxicates, your touch frozen in time. Your flaws a perfection, the revelation of flight, the tulip in a class of roses.…Read more »

For a friend who left the closet

Hello mother, I must confess; I’ve been living a life of lies. You and I are not the same; my words your test of sorrow. We travel different roads to home; my path is full of thorns. But at day’s end, you shall see, you’re still my air and water. Under pride anger weeps, a…Read more »

The Stan unrhymed

 The morning sun chases night away, the valley framed in red. The mountains bow before the sky, their heads are crowned in shadow. Their wisdom withheld from parched lands, their tears of flowing waters. The band of brothers, their father’s pride, await the chieftains judgment.  He ponders, waits and gnashes teeth, his eyes the storm…Read more »

The Convoy

In a dusty land, far from my heart, I lie in prayer, thankful, for the dark.  On a clock of 24, it’s 4, 3, and 8; I hear the sounds of voices, of metal, of debate.  Of coffee black, of milk and eggs, the taste of bitter, the smell of lead.   The breakfast talk…Read more »