Pale white rivulets,Across serene sky so blue,Like tears from afar.
When I close my eyes,I feel life slipping away,Like tobacco smoke,Or as blood carried away,By a gentle winter stream.
I once shared your name, A badge on my chest, With such blinding pride,How could I have known,That behind your smile,And your soft kisses,Our name you whispered,Was laced with poison,Cold-brewed and potent,Born from self-loathing,Carried in your soul,Until, finally,I reached for your hand,And caught only air,You called me a fake,An idol of hate,Projected on me,A lifetime … Continue reading I Once Shared Your Name
They pull at me so, One whispering fantasy, The story's glory, While poetry, my sweet love,Promises me fortune's kiss.
These drowned little towns,Abandoned with care and love,Reclaimed by the sea.
After the rainfall,The damp heat rises, stronger,It's so freaking hot.
A Captain goes down with his ship, It's the responsible thing to do, But my duty to my crew is dead, As dead as them bloated below, And my honor was sunk long ago, A wreck unsalvageable, This scuttled ship is worth no life, So why, Can't I pry my fingers from this helm?
A distant sense of “nevermore”,Keeps me pinned onto the floor,Wallowing, self-pitying,While she leaves wanting more,Slipping out the back door.
When he said he loved me,I took him in my arms,And anointed him in holy oil.When he said he'd save me,I whispered the secrets,Of my heart’s own riddles.When he said he'd be mine,I bloodied my own hands,And kissed him as reward.When he said he'd leave me,I burned it all down,And that, I won't regret.
A small desk fan dies,In the stillness that follows,The summer heat laughs.