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Night Mare

The eyeless visionaries with dreams to disseminate  When malice grips the heart it becomes a dark horse Sight becomes marred as the dirt kicks up Steam will exit the equine  Short bursts of passion spurring forward Until the marrow too runs dry  When the sweet delight of high raised cheekbones […]

Tapas and Wine

We were laughing “Tapas” What was it that we found so funny about that word I wonder now as I lay by our favorite window seat The rain tapping at the window As if someone is calling to me From somewhere far off Splaying along the translucency Like fingers spreading […]

Far Farm

On the far range alone Behind thistle and haystacks bundled neatly into cylinders Lanterns light guiding home To miss a little; long for a lot, whittled wood into thin air Small objects of the mind are Memories. They can’t be bought but we do share Statutes of limitations demanding that… […]

Path Finders

Fireworks in the sky mark the grand finale Color depth in the night hides amongst the stars Explosions in my heart appreciative of the eyes Looking down at the pages I write Steadfast and nimble tracing letters Words forming the foundation of my spirit Happy Even if I am always […]

End of The Line

Rubbing mitts together on a cold morning Awaiting the desert sun with puffs of warm breath Longing forever without warning The imminent will come, the past will have left Rosy cheeks where you waited Laughing as I ran and barely made it Youth is as foolish as forever But that’s […]

Unsent

It was pointy The sharpness of a pinprick; needle For the various mistakes that I – would often try to mend Delightedly The wincing of a forced smile; feeble For all the time borrowed that I – will not give back again I am sadly Reading letters from then A […]

Seedlings

All times end This time is ours Until it’s not Now and then Like cherry blossoms Fallen gone A moments bliss Life goes on Our beauty but a season Existence without reason Blissful smiles we need them Lamenting cries; the grieven The future we pass on To never see new […]

Unforgettable

Little whispers in my ears Echo bidirectionally In and out The words of my worst fears As though a reflection of me Shows my doubt In what is real and make believe Followed, running, panicked Wallowed, saddenning, manic These voices of yours, they never leave © The Sad Owl

Clothes in the Dryer

I tried For a long time Cried A loss of mine Everyday I read the labels and their instructions You and I pulled by cables at first introductions The fabric of my favorite tee shirt Was now less tightly woven than my heart strings We laughed and smiled a flirt […]

The Set Up

It was hard to swallow The words you said “You’re not getting any younger” But how old is not old enough for this to be okay Settling down But My soul is too young Love shouldn’t be just because