Friday, June 11, 2010

once upon a time

foxglove princess
twinkle in her step.
baby-blue breath of
change and kept

Sunday, June 6, 2010

feel it

ruby. amber. mint. tangerine. sky. lilac. lavender. honey. snow. berry. rich. deep. golden. sea. leaf. bright. moss. espresso. rose. butter. mellow. light. cream. apple. neon. soft. dirt. peach. sunshine. metallic. midnight. pale. storm. grass. lava. aqua. ice. fresh. blood.


i feel like i've aged a lifetime
always once
never more.
streetbugs take my
night and spit
it out.
"walk with me,
walk with me."
you are my curve.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

wouldn't it be nice

steel tulips
butter wasps
jelly pebbles
water leaves
razor kisses
concrete shadows

Thursday, May 13, 2010


to the moon and back
i went for you,
with a mission for the passion that tasted so new.

heated skies
apple pies
tenderness and
broken pieces.
pick them up and slam them back;
let them
coat your throat.

my sweet surprise,
your metal eyes
have turned my heart to stone.
now i roam
these concrete streets
dreaming for a home.

amber, ruby, golden
light me up but
put me out.
saccharine sunsets are old news
without familiar upsets.

to the moon and back
i've been for you.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

playing with fire

seize the sun
let if filter through your
fingertips, sashaying
to the rotten ground below.

those warm sparks of golden life
can give you the world
or burn you senseless,
until you are
even to your creator.

so if you seize the sun
remember to let it go.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

rouge kisses our skin
softly, leaving
no trace
of our former selves.
she melts into orange,
amber, butter yellow.
curves are lost yet celebrated,
in this liquid fire.
falsehoods are no more -
all that is
is what we are:
and above all,
------------- rouge.

For Kalin.

Friday, March 26, 2010


white lace & the spooky streetlamps
casting hungry shadows upon your hollow face.
amber skin and silent conversation;
you're eating me alive.

Monday, March 8, 2010

girl meets boy

sugar ashes
black and white
false alarms and fireflies.
sour flames, licking

can't understand a
false alarms and tired cries,
fame-starved poet

Thursday, January 14, 2010


We drink the stars
with the promise of 1000
lifetimes crawling beneath our skin, coursing through
our veins, screaming,
"you cannot possibly be prepared for this journey."

We rise to the challenge; we are young and more than naive enough
to believe we can do anything.

We loved as though we were Romeo and Juliet ourselves,
as though the universe had been crafted with care
simply for our eyes to see.

We cried as though we had once owned a breathtaking
pair of wings, only to have them


leaving us stranded on the ground forevermore - only able
to look at the sky and not feel it; not be with it.

We laughed as though we had single-handedly
found the cure for old age and thrown it out
like a yellowed newspaper.

We danced as though we were in possession of the
very last true and beautiful rock CD on the planet;
as though we could only hear it once more.

We ran as though it was outlawed and we had only
to feel the breeze - the breeze we created - whip lovingly and madly
across our tired faces.

We kissed as though our very spirits counted on it,
as though we would die right then and there unless we told each other
without speaking
just how much we couldn't bear to think of living our lives separately.

We lived as though we had lost and
would lose again unless we got up early to see the sunrise;
unless we created a place in this world for ourselves. We lived.

"That's all very well and good,"
whispered the promise within our blood, "but what
shall you do with the other 999 lives?"