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Silver Soul

Gently running my hand across old printed photographs Old skin turned to dust reached out to me Hands of the clock trying to lay their fingertips against mine And guide me through their lives Smiles as the then young adults watched children try to eat pie with no hands Pretending […]

Holding On

The most important one in life Goes dancing into oblivion Wait till morning light To see places that I’ve never been Yawning in the grave  Asking when will it be… my turn to sleep To dream at night After the faint glow of twilight As the sun sinks deep Just […]

Far-Off Friend

Simple and sweet Short and without Awake without sleep Head off the stout Drinking to increase thirst Want to want not Refuse food and won’t eat Breathe slow… In and out Find inner peace And release the words from my mouth Floating in the wind my wishes that whisper Quietly […]

The New Age

It was a long time ago, long before I could know Of obsolescence Ancestry; old books with stories that now collect dust Of romance and history, once new with gleeful shine turned to rust Quieted, berries of passion red, saddened blue They will say the golden times had every hue  […]

To Never Love Again

Arching back It isn’t the age that hurts Throbbing Because my heart has sunken Deep in the fabric of time That I will never get back A brocade of all the golden moments In my current despair a silver lining Highlighting you And how you are still my favorite Reason […]

Purple Heart

Under the yew in acrid taste; poison on my tongue Where consternation grows as wild as this overgrowth To have lived so long in the bitterness of a memory Red passion, lights that signal; the end, stop. As I try to pick up these small fragments Fallen and cursed to […]

All Tied Up

Whimsical and sick Delighted though distraught Diseased and can’t resist With heart lessened, learned to not Perturbed and taught to be tied in knots Restricted, each breath comes to a stop Halted in the silence then loud gasps in a struggle To be swimming but losing energy Trying to find […]

Old Visitor

Exquisite and cultured coriander sweat Dripping expectation and runaway  Small crumbs of bread in my hand Pray for me and safe travel  I’d sip wine the most bitter If it could donate my will and hope Blood that I have saved, all for you Hundreds of drops Slow and sincere, […]