Tag Archives: Life

The Vigil

The Vigil   I am the promise you have broken I am the vow you have never spoken I am the one true story you cannot revoke And as you sing your silence to the silence that will follow I … Continue reading

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Flower Fruit

Flower Fruit   Here in the heart of the conduit Where I put the past behind me I take my own life in stock So I can move on with it, lock and key   I keep all of it … Continue reading

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Planet Gentry

Planet Gentry   Your language Is locked tighter than a filing cabinet Full of documents with many clauses Strict and tidy conversations with important pauses Where the feelings ought to be You are the king of the letter C, for … Continue reading

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Night’s Dominion

Night’s Dominion   The sky turns hazel over the desert Insulting the day with green bruises The rocks are pink above gray And a single hawk cruises overhead Watching the sun sink As if it had over stayed its welcome … Continue reading

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Turn Back

Turn Back   Oh, if someone would come for her Someone kind and ever caring You know she never gives up Staring into the ashes Looking for signs of hope Rising past the disappointments And the compromises   These are … Continue reading

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Such Beauty

Such Beauty   Such beauty in this empty Eden All safety, no freedom   I do not cry when I look back I do not see the colors Only the slackening future Losing its shape Before me After me A … Continue reading

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Walking the Earth

Walking The Earth   The long-necked, metal beast Stands Harrowing 95th Street Where it feeds on whatever it finds In its deep, black hole Centuries stir and are regurgitated In the dirt bowl Where a building once was And will … Continue reading

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