Archive | September, 2019

“Moments of Delight”

19 Sep

“Moments of Delight”

The saddest thing

is never sadness

but a lie cloaked in positives

for we: destitute

do too know moments of delight

there are two moments of delight

in these moments of delight

flashing in the clutch of candle flame

to put you out

in brown leather riding gloves

the horses catch the firelight

and the carvings

of our mahogany resting stead

did steer us far away from another dread

did save us instead

and let us know

moments of delight once more

in firelight flicker

the candles come and gone

but we love dawn in our resting pieces

numb moments of delight once more.

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“The Heart of Our Nectarine”

9 Sep

“The Heart of our Nectarine”

Woods would do this?

Crumple the spirit in a tissue?

An issue leapt from trees in homes?

With ease in suits?

Flashes in card games?

While cleaning the souls of tigers?

While buttering the fortress?

Clean bandaids and lace?

Parted toenails, holy jeans?

A kiss from a snake?

The parted lips of a bobbing fish?

Drunk from underwear underwater?

Let’s make a memory today

to last the rest of our lives.

You and me.

Me and you.

The cider, the stove pipes, you,

knit scarecrow, faded damsel, you,

apricot, fig, persimmon, you,

forget me, acid, deluge, you:

drainpipe, steel pipe, haunted: you.

Elizabeth Von Dracula # .0003

9 Sep

“Waterfall Canyon”

6 Sep

“Waterfall Canyon”

All minutes deceased,

but you and I have fought the disease

and drought and the doubted ones

we’re all we’ve caught

spells bring us back together

darkness coalesces around us

to never touch the surface

because we’re tougher

than the front lawn

of infestations,

the leather jackets of infinity

we were never here

or so they’ll say

without ever really noticing

snowy paths through snowy forests

because of our commitment

because of all this life we’ve held before

in the troubled two-steps

in lands far away from each pulse

in troubled pasts

in forgotten futures.

“The one black diamond in a sea of hate”

5 Sep