Monday, September 27, 2010

Cat Nap

there you are
asleep in the afternoon sun
streaming through windows and
painting your skin in ribbons of light
and shadow stripes
deeply breathing
far away in a
lucid dream, your face shifting
from boy to man and back again
and i wish you would wake
so that i could kiss you
instead, I'll drink the wine
and watch you sleep and
miss you
but sleep too long and the wine will be gone
then you'll wake to find me


i drove home in the night
that awful moon reflecting
drops on my cheeks
black rivers of truth
washing away my paper charade
a heart exposed, reborn, denied
still beating

(thump, thump, thump)

my bed welcomes me
"i knew you'd be back"
deep in blankets
deep in darkness
deep in silence
"come and hide"
i would die for you, i think
i would die
and yet i live, still
breathing on the same planet
we share, apart
we tear apart
we part
sleep comes softly
(sighs like the ocean against the shore)
your taste fades on my tongue
but my heart
is not free of your hands




Sunday, September 05, 2010


will you remember me in
the dark blanket of stars?
i cast my heart to the heavens
and whispered prayers
in a language i did not speak
but understood with
infinite measure
your ghost and my ghost
followed and led
leaving footprints in 
the soft earth like a child
from a devil in a
will you remember me in
the quiet moments of the night?
when you wake to the 
pounding of your heart
 (that dream of black birds on grey sky)
the universe divides us
and the stars pour through your
fingers like sand
there is grief in the darkness
a sentence unfinished
my ghost stands in the
corner of your bedroom
sadly watching
still longing as
the new moon bathes you in
blue light and shadows

From my journal: December 2006