lose me for the night

I didn’t know what I didn’t know It feels so fresh though it was long ago Your hand, it lays so close to mine The moon shines bright as you check the time I told you that you’re being cruel again and you said that I didn’t understand  I turned my back and took the…

you forget yourself

I often forget who I am because she is ash in the ground and I am here among the living dead like the sorcerer’s apprentice sweeping drowning sweeping under the couch and under the dresser out of sight and out of mind until it builds and churns and builds and – And then the night…

a little lesson

the first time i saw maria i thought it was a dream she came downstairs in a long green dress and gave me a tangerine i was 6 years old and already loved to read the first time i saw steven i thought i was in love he held my hand when i got in…

Per aspera ad astra

Your touch soft and slow Like the sparkling dew on the grass In the early morning glowYour smile assured disarming and proudThe ice cream melts as the sun goes downBlood orange cream swirls in the cloudsYou’re humming the sweetest purest sound Your presence both here and gone An unexplored part of a map That I’ll…

Blood Orange

Anger festersLike your stomachSlowly turning to rockFrustration lingersLike a thing you once knewBut now forgot Simplicity can be sweetLike the honey on your tongueYour thoughts were once so lostA song that was left unsung  You could dye your hair blood orangeOr even return to FranceSometimes something drastic Is your only chance And you turn the other…