Sleep Demons

It’s not our fault, the night
Racing in to become the pace car to our heart rate
That it might conquer

Why weave these words, darkness, ’round our ankles?
Utterances we used to need to hear, that would have us walking tall?

I can’t say your name, but your number, I know
‘Til my last breath, I call you the liar you be

Your wishing to blackmail
Your attempt to bruise
Reality we now enjoy

Ask us to wrestle, and wrestle we will
For you have lost us
To flowers and fauna
Forever to smiles from friends

And over again


I will gift you
Machine man, me
Eyes clear now
Take your Soldier hand
Study, journey with you
This trip around the Sun
We familia

I will gift you
Speed demon, victory
Bodies torqued
This skin, yours
Time trials completed
Finish line, Westward
This whispered promise
We checkered-flags

I will gift you
Sugar boy, pie
Feed you tenderly
Sing to you
In perfect pitch
Make a wish
This catch-me vision
We with lights on

Steel & Glass

Hold fast to speed
With horse-powered heart of cold, hard steel
That feeds the oats my hand cannot

Fall sleeping, glassy-eyed
A plasma world upon a wall I cannot penetrate
That feeds fairytales, as my feet live actually


It is as if

When laying on the grass

Face to the sky

Which we all do

We see high noon through one eye

And midnight through the other

Which we all don’t

Bright then Dark

Breakneck speed

It is enough


The natural
Not phased and not afraid
To return again and again 
From whence you came
With all Godspeed 
As if you don’t mind the taste of dust at all 


I think 
I’d confuse you

My language is littered
With double-negatives
I do it
To keep my mind on its toes 

And my toes 
Stumble strangely 
You wouldn’t expect it 
Given my outward grace

I’ve seen you move
With the speed of lightning 
But I’m slow
To put things where they belong 

I’d confound you
I don’t know why I wouldn’t 

lunatic phase

 Is it the moon 
In lunatic phase
Or perfect genetics within
That forces your hand 
And tells you to tear
All that covers your skin

As life asks your heart
To keep looking far
Your feet will soon learn to keep pace
You’re promised, my love
All that shines above
Forever will seek your raised face