Monthly Archives: May 2012

~In the Shadow~

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In the shadow’s inferno
it quickly burns to ash
a love longed for and lost
in a war of silence
in a battle of words

The lashing and cutting
went to the very bone
slicing the marrow and
bleeding all the
poems and stories of
gentler times of lush red

In the valley of memory
times lingers for one more
moment in tender honor
to what was and never shall be
for the Phoenix cannot rise
from this holocaust of fire

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~Willing~

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You gently part
my lips with yours
Stroking my hair
drinking in my eyes
pulling me to you
and even though
you are right there
a single breath away
I miss you
yes
right now
come closer, Love
I want your heart
beating against
my flushed skin
need to feel you
learn every inch
of who you are
over and over again

 

~When Gods Die~

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When Gods die
The world undulates
Oceans tremble
In the wake
But mortals
Our tale is loosely spun
We Pass through the veil
With barely a sigh
As for me I hope
There will be a whisper
A remembrance of
How I lived and loved
And who I was lucky enough
To have love me
All that matters
Are those touchstones
Which last forever
Through the storms
And the eternal stardust



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You say you need to

take another look around

the chambers of my heart

A tube will be snaked through my vein

make sure the blood is flowing

the muscle pulsing to its best

 

But it will not, can not

show the life of this woman

the history I have written

into the marrow of my bones

the stories tucked away

in the folds of my soul

My culture dancing on

the surface of my skin

the laughter like effervescent bubbles

gently stored in my belly

The luminescent light

shimmering in my hazel eyes

My gains and my losses

my loves and loss of love

 

You will see only a snapshot

of pure body function

which allows me to

create, live, breathe, be

 

Fix me, if needed

please

so I can heal

become

every new day

more than I was

each yesterday

~Round Three~

“We Can Feel It”

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I feel the sun warming us
as the heat building
between us rises
a burst of kaldeioscopic
colors dance on
my closed lids
The cool rock
presses against me
under my spine
while my head rests
in the crook of your arm
butterflies dance
around and within us

Words flow easily
but silence also settles
upon our skin
like soft cotton

Our bodies shift in unison
We open our eyes
just in time to see
two hawks soaring
above it all
the wind gently
cradling their wings

We feel it, sense it
the grace and majesty
of the hushed moment
as we become one
with the sky and earth

In my memories
for all the days to come
I will visualize
how on that day in May
I wrote your name
in invisible ink
across the afternoon sky
and across my heart