Tag Archives: heart

Girl I will never see again (poem of mine)

She was beauty’s muse,
I saw her once
Alone in a cafe,
Elbows propped
At crooked angles,
The soft trail of a jaw bone
Framed with a curl at the neck.
I felt as if,
My bones had ruptured,
Legs gave way
At the knee,
And feet turned webbed
On the wet cement.

I asked her once
Or twice
In my head
If I could take a seat,
We turned pages of books
Like wind turns leaves on an Autumn day
And I felt the brush of her wrist,
Soft as a newborn lamb,
And the warm glow
Of the brown tinder in her eye,
Glowed at the hearth inside me.

I asked her once,
Or twice
In my head
If I could take a seat,
And I watched myself,
Walk on by,
A turned face,
Turned down
Against the oncoming rain.

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Our heavy sleep (poem of mine)

I miss
The warmth
Of back
To chest
I miss
The interlocking
Soft breathing
And the slow tracing
The downy hair
Reminding my fingertips
Of the arch of your elbow
The slope of your neck
I miss
The cracks of light
A bright right angle
Through the shutters
And the midnight traffic
Silently humming at the edge of the city
Like ants
Their lights flickered behind my eyelids
I miss
The parts of you
The ones that tell me
I am cold at night.
Fingertips trace
The blue sheets.
I imagine arms,
Strands of your hair,
Our heavy sleep.

The Cool Beneath (poem of mine)

Somehow I am lost
And have found my way
To this endless drawing board.
Without guiding hands,
I am a compass,
Pulseless, without a magnet.
I am forever at sea.

Each grain of day
Creates a nausea
Not unlike
That which
Turns you pale.
Forever lost,
In this terrifying plateau,
Of blue
And cool beneath.

Rock my heart,
Only if you will let the light in,
Turn my bow,
To starboard
Only if you know
Where we are going.

Otherwise
Leave me for the sea
Let me breathe,
With the cool green lungs
Of beneath.