Archive | February, 2019

“Beyond the Glades”

15 Feb

“Beyond the Glades”

There is a fountain of you

pretending to give a gift

for what is swallowed never lasts

and what is eventual but elemental

is cut from existence

from who we wanted to love

from all bitterness scraped to its roots

and green eyes cry through ferns

in everlasting everglade canoe couples

and moonlight kisses

cuddle in public

in sorrow

with frog body suits

stitched to our shadows

an immediate jumping off point

to fall in love again in slow motion

as our blood is collected

to ice skate in the same circles

as roses bloom beneath the swamps

and trapdoors in attics open

from the heat of you.

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“This is Our Moment”

8 Feb

“This is Our Moment”

And counting the flashbulbs

we fell in love twice

to the hum of stars and rainbows

this mirror’s lie of a reflection

and reflections turn away

burnt tulips anyway

our dreams are fountains

to flash away this instant

when instincts turn to thoughts

lost cheetahs in the blood

gold-flecked tongue click

alone in an instant on

one desperate bullet

crying away the wind through wilderness

and all your dresses studded with bows

a fountain to found you

and four feet, the darkest shadow cast

I’ll be with you in springtime wine

both beautiful tulip everlasting

echoing down drain after drain

we’re crocodiles in love

veins fit for bursting

this beautiful smile

creamy as cake after cake

and deserted to no one

on a desert of vast winds.