Wednesday, October 30, 2013


There is a careless familiarity
Of two lovers--
Separated by space, and time.
I love you in a hopeless way,
Wishing for a future not our own.
To touch you seems so natural,
To be with you humbles me.
I love you in a helpless way,
In awe, in a god's presence.
I write these words, and lie.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

My Bones Are Made Of Amethyst

My bones are made of amethyst and citrine, my sinews spun of gold, my beaten copper heart still pounds --

But I will never see my silver lungs, nor diamond plated brain, never taste the mercury in my veins --

These jewels of my flesh will shine more brightly when I'm gone, when all that's left of me is light...

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Who Doesn't See?

When I close my eyes I see everything...
How do I focus on one star, one light?
How do I choose who needs, who wants?

You suffer? You ache? You age?
Are you still lovable?
Are you still worthy of such love?

Do you live true to yourself?
Are your friends trustworthy?
Do you watch the beauty of this world as inspiration?

With open eyes, who doesn't see?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Jewels In Our Hearts

It is the imperfections
  we have on the inside
That create our outer Beauty

Every pearl contains
  a grain of sand
Every raindrop traps
  a mote of dust

Time does not heal all wounds
  rather we layer them in nacré
To soothe the pain, as we share
 these jewels that we keep inside our hearts