Harem

Only you untethered me
Then spoke of my hands as though I loosed the knot
Eventually, you accomplished me
Invisible
I sneak you now, I know you see
But do not speak to me
I, floating away in waters warm and calm
And infested
I don’t want to

Honor your empty manifesto, if you must

workman

i count the Lies
discarded so effortlessly
They float like feathers
from Your lips
and are my bible


i count the Zeros
carved painstakingly
They scar like stains
on my skin
and are Your poiēma

Proper

As my eyes burn from the lies of you, I properly sip my coffee, I wait, watching the heat of the Day take its toll, telling the truth you will not say despite that You see, I see, We see, the shingles cracking, the black tar melting, the ol’ roof caving in on itself and the stupid birds calling this hole home.