Sunday, February 10, 2008


secrets are stories

shared at night

the lights too low

to see my eyes

and you can only hear

the voice of reason

its edges

frayed with shame

where my duality

meets the both of you

and we find each other

times two

in the light

of morning

when I wake

to feel your heart

under my hand

so close

I could tear it out

if you hadn’t already

given it to me

when I told you that

secrets are stories

Monday, May 14, 2007

For Corwin

Plan for the day

when a day is a lifetime

of minutes

and moments

measured by inches

and weightless ounces.

Three beating hearts

counting the seconds

when future

becomes past

too soon, for two

who will love him


Thursday, April 05, 2007


The spin-doctor

is in the house;

where the universe revolves

around a needless self.

No muttering or stuttering

over lies that come so easily

to Narcissus.

And why want

when the droves deliver?

Saturday, March 24, 2007


The weight of your arm

across my chest

An uneven breath

the slightest stir

on the nape of my neck

Fighting sleep that will thieve me away

drowning in covers

tangled legs

smothered in sweetness

drifting on bliss

A flushing toilet

at 3 AM

like rain on a window

or a mother’s cool hand

across a fevered forehead

Thursday, February 22, 2007


I’ve waited


long months for you

Inivited guests bring

invisible threats

drawing lines

in shifting sand

Bending boundaries

between friend and foe

Advance to the front

behind enemy lines

where pain

and passion

are one in the same

Saturday, February 10, 2007


More than a handful

becomes a waste

happy slips though fingers

when your eyes

are too big

for your heart

Walking on air

an inch above

good enough

leaves me as breathless

and a mile is

too far to fall

Sunday, January 28, 2007


Your voice from a distance

travelling tears

Pain through a portal,

I find you in fog.

Licking it’s lips

it feeds on your fear

A preferred plaything

your terror

it’s toy.

I rage the injustice

stumbling toward you

damned to be David

I falter, I fall.

Confronting depravity

it slowly takes shape

Smoke turns to solid

mirroring me.

A dream becomes nightmare

and shatters in shame.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007


Take me in haste

No second thought

of consequence

or shame.

Leave through the front door

Bold in your stride

They see you come

and go again.

Another night

of mental masturbation

Beating dead mares

to sleep.

Thursday, December 28, 2006


This moment is endless

a spot on the


Ring of eternity

or vultures that


above picked over notions

Trapped in a


of rinse and repeat

Thursday, November 30, 2006

A Map Of Your World

Misplaced imperfection

that begs the question

What happened there?

Accidental brands

and gathered mementos

Souvenirs of

A well-spent youth

Laugh lines

wander through

a purposeful abrasion

A landmark that leads me

To you

Friday, November 24, 2006

In and Out

In and out




How can it be

that now

I forget

how to


Sunday, October 22, 2006


She eats alphabet soup

words drenched

in warm broth

All I want

is talk to you.

Smearing Smarties

in the palm of her hand

she shows me

wet rainbow colours

I see fireworks

from the night before

On the door step

soaked sweet with rain.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Curtain Call

Walk on the stage
after choosing this scene
More than once
in this place
I've rented this space
of disgrace
Uncertain for sure
of the lines I will speak
I dread the next day
A play
where I am the star
and they'll jeer
Buy a ticket for free
It's on me

Sunday, February 12, 2006

No Fear

Invisible will

forged from iron;

it’s seams.

A cloak

for the daggers

fabric fog

surrounds me.

This costume of comfort

disguises my need.