Honor Bound by Body

I unfold in front of you slowly and suddenly and then all at once as if there were a portal in the magical middle of you I am bound to the place you pin me. Make no sudden moves, I can’t stop the crest fallen swoon of the eager sparrow- hips locked with your rhythmicContinue reading “Honor Bound by Body”

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Washed Away

Something happened to my heart I can’t follow where it strays Something took hold of me, My wild beating heart has left me It Betrays. Give me back my common sense, Im so sick and tired of the nonsense. It twists my form, and leaves me feeling a kind of dirty that cant be cleaned.Continue reading “Washed Away”

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8 Minutes in Heaven

To make my grandmother’s special chicken and noodles you must first be fearless. You gotta clean your hands and enter her kitchen with your sins washed away for she will see them. All of them, saying nothing as she stirs the fine flour into a dusty powder. You wont need to speak much as herContinue reading “8 Minutes in Heaven”

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Something In The Way

YOU are a word that hasn’t been invented yet- An idea so grand that nothing the world has seen can compare. YOU have the warm soft eyes- often times you can catch me mid- stare YOU have foot soldiers guarding your gate- and wall built up- pray tell, tear them down before it’s too late.Continue reading “Something In The Way”

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The Shorthand (after a long time)

For those who don’t know. And for Fernando, who doesn’t believe.  I remember the exact moment I felt the quickening of my reluctant heart. We were talking, sharing desert and I watched you close your eyes and part those soft full lips in tandem. You accepted the offering and closed those broody beautiful eyes likeContinue reading “The Shorthand (after a long time)”

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It All Comes Out In The Wash

It’s been three days since the laundry was done- They never say “thanks” But, in the still world between the covers of words I never hear, it’s passion is so exactly placed. Do days go by without excitement? I clasp my book against me. And on the little landing we’re dispersed, and totally undisposed forContinue reading “It All Comes Out In The Wash”

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Inheritance is Accidental

Daughter- I cannot take it back. I did not see it coming. I just watched the pain ravage you from within, Daughter- I hold you while you cry. Held your hand with breaking heart, and red eye both times in the hospital because for you it was harder to breathe than it was to die. Seeing theContinue reading “Inheritance is Accidental”

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Tied Up

Lately my limbs have new knots Because Im tied up in your trees With branches that tangle and twist  From ankle to wrist. And the song birds sleep in the palm of my hands… Their song like a prayer You cannot understand them, if you don’t care to listen There are people you meet who can level youContinue reading “Tied Up”

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Spirit Guide

Emboldened by belief in forgiveness and peace I have assembled all the ages I have ever been into this one woman before you. I’m a wanderer. I have always lost track of time, and thought. I would give my last dime to a beggar on the street with a smile, wishing him well… no care for things I haven’tContinue reading “Spirit Guide”

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There is a reluctance

Light shone in shadows Noiseless sex leaves the walls shaken The sparrow flies seeking shelter from the soft pelt of rain Nobody else saw it, Just a flash of something in the eye, a glance outward… and we’re at it again. All the world is laughing at the joke we’re not telling. I can feelContinue reading “There is a reluctance”

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