Monthly Archives: August 2011

Her

Your fingertips grip my hips
my hands in your hair
your mouth on my breast
my tongue in your ear
we move
connected
deeply
in each others eyes
a love
unstoppable
slow-burning
sacred

Nothing like
your wife
interrupting us
to remind me
throw me
backwards
my “other” status
my second place

Our souls have chosen
the sacrifices we make
to have each other
our hearts
in two
your tears in my hair
my palm on your chest

I take the unintended slights
second spot on your list
hide in a tidy box
until it’s convenient
all
for this tiny shred
of hope

Growing weary
my love
my light
covering my heart with
both hands
secret forbidden joyful love
will we ever
come out of the shadows…

#OpenLinkNight #7 http://dversepoets.com/

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Barbed Wire Void

so shiny and new
you reflect my image
beautifully
I want to rub you
and rub you down
to the tarnish
till your ugly shows
dully
absorbing all light
between us

because I am lonely
here
with my barbed wire void
screaming, gnashing
and you are
here
eager? vacant?
a warm willing body

I will (lie) love you
more fiercely
than you have ever known
until
you need me
trap me
try to hold me
I’ll say anything
pack my tender heart
and run

my math must be off
somehow “the more”
doesn’t feel like
“the merrier”

it’s ok
to fake it
I will


Rant

Dear Simple-Minded Fucks
Am I talking to you?

I create
worlds
so real in you
you feel them in your gut
taste the bitterness
hear the scratching

I push
uncomfortable buttons
you, you
pause
question
what you think you know

I write
beneath the surface
between the lines
in riddles
flooded
with purposeful vagueness
double entendres
pure honest truth
half lies
creative expression

Do you relate
with guilt?
Fear?

Maybe I’m baring my soul
and it looks
just like yours

Maybe I’m slithering
into your mind
yours
just to see you squirm…


Who Shall Remain Nameless

so young
in disbelief
flexing his strength
over me
lying in summer grass
somewhere in left field
humiliating me
just enough
swirling confusion
so young

in disbelief
kept me quiet
turning my desire into
a weapon
staring at the vacant blue ceiling
I pushed back
as much as I dared
his simmering rage
pushed back
questioning his power
control

strength
over me
lying in the summer grass
humiliating me
a weapon
I pushed back
swirling confusion
aware of wide open fields
empty
no one to see
witness
hear…
help


Striking

channel it into the heavy
sleepless night air
scratch it
scream it into
your sweaty flesh
unleash my rage
on you
all that is wrong
breaking
bubbling from below

take it
every insult
criticism
wailing regret
take it
beg for more
mouth open, receiving
my every sin
crimson welts
on your back

#OpenLinkNight #4 http://dversepoets.com/


Slight

one word, one nod from you
I completely lose my senses
all over again
~~~
face in my hands
heavy sigh, close my eyes
I mutter
a string of expletives
~~~
remember why, remember
why you’re not together
you weren’t good…
despite the passion
the consuming must-have
~~~
eyes burning with fighting tears
I still feel your touch
brush on my cheek
I lean in — to nothing
~~~
I will sit
run my finger over and over
a scratch in the table
furrowed brow
and try
to not think of you