Tree Jealousy

How long can a man goOut of sync with his species?What has value for othersIs worthless to meAnd what has meaning for meFalls on deaf earsEven the strongest connections are becoming frayedI don’t recognize my heartMaybe the problem supersedes speciesMaybe I need to see beyond the kingdom of animals  If I could be a treeContinue reading “Tree Jealousy”

Now That It’s Over

Now that it’s over I want to let goMemories burn like a flame through the snowIt doesn’t feel like it was so long agoMemories torture as only they canBroken hearts rattle like rocks in a can It’s hard to imagine you’re even a manWhen that used to be all you could know Somebody said thatContinue reading “Now That It’s Over”

I Savor The Pain You Cause Me – Circling The Drain

Dizzy and down, feeling that sickly centripetal pull, circling the draindon’t let my weight pull you downI would walk to your door, kneel down on your floor, and beg you to take pity on me if pity was the medicine I needI don’t need foodI don’t need water I don’t need airI don’t need words WhenContinue reading “I Savor The Pain You Cause Me – Circling The Drain”

I Savor The Pain You Cause Me – Sand

It starts early and it never stopsIf anything, it gets more intense over timeThere’s no avoiding this curseThere’s no escaping this blessingI’ve resigned to feed the flame until my fuel is spentFor you, childI pretend to be more than I amI believe every lie I canI wouldn’t know you if we met todayBut I wouldContinue reading “I Savor The Pain You Cause Me – Sand”

I Savor The Pain You Cause Me – Sunsong

  There’s a blue light on the hills A cold wind is coming down from the north The river is rising The moon is full Cats are crying outside and in Crying to get in Crying to get out Or crying to hear the sound in their ears that matches the one ripping their heartsContinue reading “I Savor The Pain You Cause Me – Sunsong”

I Savor The Pain You Cause Me – Lullabye

You woke up something slumbering peacefully inside me Something powerful Something beautiful Something painful Now there’s no way to put it back to sleep To knock it out To get it drunk and take advantage of it It has me and it will not let go Constantly clenched Waiting for the final blow Just an agonizingContinue reading “I Savor The Pain You Cause Me – Lullabye”

I Savor The Pain You Cause Me – Do You Think I’m Crazy?

Do you think I’m crazy Darling? Either way, You’re probably right I’ll defer to your judgment because I don’t trust my own My mind is such a… What? Funny thing? Train wreck? Constellation of super novas? Series of elusive mys ter ies? Dead end street?   You are such a… You are a snow-capped mountainContinue reading “I Savor The Pain You Cause Me – Do You Think I’m Crazy?”

I Savor The Pain You Cause Me – Prayers

  It’s not that I forgot how to pray But when you’ve lost faith, what’s the point? What if faith is the least of losses? Secular prayers Meditation and Daydreams Painting and Music and Fiction and Hollywood and Sexual Fantasies that somehow stay warm on the coldest nights And Memories Memories beyond the imagination ofContinue reading “I Savor The Pain You Cause Me – Prayers”