Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Worry Stone

I drew I love you in the sand 
the waves took it away

you're a shadow 
an ache somewhere 

you're a rock in my heart
a stone i should throw

instead, i drew your name in the sand


An icy moon hung above their silhouettes -- black satin lovers punched from a sheet of traffic haze at dinnertime on a Tuesday. They'll go home to bake a chicken, toss butter on baby carrots, and fall asleep wound around one another as if they never intend to let go.


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

So Says The Sky

As lightning lights and the frightening frights
a storm comes crashing in

on thunder feet and whipping wind
a storm comes whistling in

its wild torrents swelling 
rushing runnels pouring

rain forever whispering
that it's storming once again


Walking through a lingering summer warmth that these days easily fades, I know she's searching for a place to sleep as shadows steal the day away with an eager dusk. Autumn wakes.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

I've got no name for this

a thousand times i think of you
little rips and tears
but who cares

you had that something
sunlight and diamonds
silver spilling off the moon 

you slipped through my hands
but for a little while i was there

you were something slicing through me
a million spinning blades

never mind this ache
never mind this empty hollow

for a little while i was there
with sunlight and diamonds

Monday, September 10, 2012

An Old Friend

He remembers me like i'm still there
says he feels me near
where summer's candy sunsets bled 
but that was a thousand yesterdays

the rest of it was coming
autumn's cinnamon footsteps creeping
toward bad luck and shattered dreaming
back then, when I was there


Orion fell sideways across a black September sky near dawn, a sign of summer ending.