Gratitude Is Fierce

Laugh with me! At our perpetual transgressions of love. Now grab a chance to exhale, Let the breath fall out of your lungs so that your heart has room again to breath. Does this invite you, Oh Great Mother, To enjoy the arm chair listening that you have always wanted? I will tell what I can, And leave the rest to the writing hearts that play in...

One Night Stands Alone

Striding toward him with a grin, she waves - that spicy and wiggling lady - flattering her fingers in the air. She, triumph and joy, he solid rolling silence, they reach each other under the hot sun. She, freckled with want, he taut with desire, they join for a night to release that strong grip. With a kind, stern knowing in his forearms, he...

The Grace Of Grief

Today, under the wet raining trees, a great grief found me It pounded and crashed against the strength of this heart, a flood of wreck and wash leaving silence in its wake Grief waves that swept across my lungs and erased the sky Grief that belongs in the ground, grief that waits behind the moon This grief grips, madness that gathers inside when...

Fatherless

  Fatherless leaves a child incisive and acute-minded. Brightened by pain, we grow. A cord breaks, snap! And we learn, How much of our life is choreographed by your absence.   Oh father, the abandoned have become spoiled. With a joy lit by pain’s flames, we writhe and twirl, Stumbling through marshes thick with the promise of green. Trespassing,...

Go There With Me Alone

There is always enough breath to fill your lungs and sing out loud. There is never enough room inside to hold it all in. So go out, hunt, question, get silent, pray, plead, discover for yourself. There is a time when mistake makes sense, failure is a gift, The law is broken and the break creates freedom for everyone. There is a place where sex...

Heat

Garage-style thought. Rough, ready, dirty. Kicking an old mattress. Untrammeled. Stop. A rocky heart-gazing, caught sideways, So I continue to misbehave. Outbursts and wildness in hopes I will be disciplined. He is careful, I understand. I am not. Reckless and craving the waves of wish for wet and more. His stern sweat falls from eyes locked,...