All the Things I Should have Said on a Tuesday Afternoon

Smiles lay heavy upon our lips Our mouths empty caverns, through which jumbled alphabets clamour and spill Forming sharp stalactites and mighty stalagmites Forging treacherous paths Over time, from below and above fuse to impressive columns of silence, containing all the things never said As we grow, we tread old patterns on new paths Search [...]

Dear Briar

My Dearest Briar, I send you happiest wishes for this new year. Being here, without you, has been difficult. Far more difficult than I could have ever imagined. It is in this - emptiness - that I have had the time to reflect. To make peace. To find strength. But there is nothing here. Nothing [...]

Who Are You?

Are you a phantom? Sent to remind of me of past sins A figment of my imaginings perhaps? Here to curse and swear Are you the ghost of what could have been?  What may still be? Or, are you but a shadow? Long and reaching, when light is spilled in the darkness Reflection, Are you [...]

Dear Briar

My Dear Sweet Briar, Lately, I can seem to get you off my mind. I have been dreaming of you. Bittersweet dreams. Dreams that, at times, drape around my shoulders like a thick blanket. Warm and heavy, I find them comforting. It is in those times that I forget. I forget what it took to [...]

Dear Briar

Dear Briar, It's raining again today and it mirrors how my heart aches. I could not get you off my mind this weekend.  Nothing could distract me.  And I tried.  I really did.  I tried to watch television, to sleep.  I even tended the garden.  But you were there.  In everything. Every bloom, every character.  [...]

Mirage of You

Your voice The calm that quells the storms that rage   Your Touch The sensation that soothes my bristled skin   Your Presence The harmony in my soul that brings me peace   Your Taste Honeyed cherub lips and patchouli infused skin satiate me   Components of you made especially for me In your embrace I [...]