Why bother?

I’ve been staring at that damn green dot for too long But I have no idea what I’d say. “Hey” just seems desperate, and anything else just seems unnatural. I want to tell you that for days I’ve just looked at it, not even at your profile, but just at that dot. Thinking of the…

Reflection upon a keyboard

“Reflection upon a keyboard” Sometimes all I see are Options, thoughts caught in Caps Lock and Tabs on you that I never should have kept. I just needed Space to see that maybe I don’t always need Control. Escape is always an Option. If I just Shift the way I think and Delete the memories…

The Greatest Ship to Ever Sail

The captain walked in with a stride, “I’ll have a pint of yer finest ale”, And drank it in his blinded pride.   The first mate prattling at his side, Was faithful always without fail, In all the greatest, highest tides.   But in the winter health was denied The first mate’s face grew very…

Abandoned

The dark speckled tweed coat in my closet stars in the sky the night I left Falling before my eyes Their light blurred in the sky Like a Van Gogh portrait. I grab my jacket, head out the door and Call you. All I want is to talk. Just talk. Lights out again, Erebus, look…

Delusions

Sheets caped her porcelain frame while her Scarlet stream overflowed from her cover. The subtle savour of her smoke from exhaustion And the Jameson that fuelled her through her job. But there was nothing robotic about the way she loved, And surely no way to simulate passion that palpable. When she dressed the floor, she…

Grace and the Fairies (continued)

I was new to this city, to this country. And two drinks in at a local bar a gorgeous woman with long blonde, almost white, hair whom I had never seen before came up to me, sat beside me, and, clearly drunk, explained that it was obvious I wasn’t from there. Confused, and a little…

Las manzanillas de la muerte

We met again in the park, Had our first kiss by the Manchineel tree. As cliché as the poem that recollects you, As beautiful as you are or were–   My mind is lost now.   You’re so small now, Really just a memory. Scattered by the poison that killed you, As   abandoned   as the…