She rises, ablaze,A lush and fecund garden,Before her bright gaze.
Heat attracts young ghosts,Shimmering dancers teasing,From your lips, a kiss.
Lanterns cast shadows,While trees rise with the morning,In dawn, a soft sigh.
The thin book was drawn up from its dusty corner,Having long slept, unattended,And was taken outside, a campus' summer,To be read beneath the outstretched boughs,Of an ancient maple warmed by the sun,But then, only moments after,After joyously stretching its old spine,Revealing its record of lost memories,The book tumbles from exhausted fingers,Landing in verdant greens,A little … Continue reading Outside the University Library Often Unvisited
I am floating on my back,Upon this sea of green envy,Staring at a broken blue sky,Only occasionally struggling,When it serves my own interests,Or when the waves come crashing,Without even asking,Drowning me casually, like a friend,And I can then say unsarcastically,That the sky is a beautiful because it is blue,Even though it isn't really really blue,More … Continue reading Green Seas, Blue Skies
The hand that grazes my cheek stirs me from sleep,Scented in earthy, flowery colors that taste like sunshine,To wake and see her eyes, like liquid amber glistening,And to take her frowning mouth into my own,She tastes bittersweet, like marijuana and sadness,But hungry for the opportunity to escape thought,I swallow her poison, soothe the wolf of … Continue reading Expressions of the Defeated
I wish I held tight,Holding you close to my heart,Never letting go, again. Freedom must come first,I am as wind, untethered,,If you loved me, let me go.
I was feeling anxious,Fingers twitching in an effort to calm,Flipping a cigarette in intricate circles,As ideas flowed from my scalp in oily streaks,Meeting a shallow breath stinking of poverty,Eyes stinging with sweat and living,Another moment summons apathetic choices,Like lingering smoke bored of my company,Choosing to drift away into oblivion,I check my phone, 15:17,Useless,Tracking the time … Continue reading I was feeling Anxious
Cloudy skies are fine,Like a blanket over me,Soothing my fever. Heat soars into blue,While cooler thoughts linger on,Forming fluffy clouds. A lonely raindrop,Kisses the page I'm reading,As though to say, "Hi." The sky's solid gray,Reminds me that I'm gray, too,Oh, how the time flies. The cigarette smoke,Lingers awhile above me,Before moving on.
The eclipse behind my mind blots out the sun in imperfect ink droplets, radiating malignant rays of pain. The acrid smell of stale beer mixes with the bitter tang of discarded cigarette butts - a sumptuous bouquet of regret. I want to die, or just lie in bed until the crimson sun bursts from the … Continue reading Endless Morning Sun