Darlin’ Dear

When I wronged her months ago
She spoke to my calamity
With kindness
With humility
To her surprise, she empowered me

My ego now in overdrive
We’d make the Thousand Mile Drive
And I’d stay silent, in my self-defense
And punish her for her offense
Of trusting me with honesty

She wanted what I’d promised us
My best from me

Instead I killed her, once back then
Plus each day since
Her, my best friend

Her ghost grieves to this very day
But I am okay
I walked away

Damnedest Liar

Words I will not speak
Questions I can’t utter
Answers you know and forever owe
To my eyes

I cannot live without you, ’tis true
Did you hear the clover cry all those thousand miles?
This, you promised, our story
You, the damnedest liar!

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.