Pinup Girl

Make Me flat, Hang me up With pins and on Stringy wire strings So you can look at me, And wonder where the time went, And wonder where that sweet girl went. But then, pictures are perfect Instances of moments Zoomed to focus on One memory, Forever, However Fake.

by-the-sea

  They were living the dream- Their dream: All candles and sea hair In Carmel-by-the-Sea, Where crisp breezes flow Through wispy ocean trees; Where they lie in tequila sunrises Finding each other in daydreams Of tangled cotton sheets and hair.   In a web of silk and satin sand, Skin in moonlit waters shone; He …

A Criminal Mind

Sit alone in darkness- Listen! Who is that behind the door? A motor revving just outside- Be still- A boot upon the floor. Clomping, heavy, up the steps, Metal clinking with each step- Closer, closer- Sneak and hide. Make no noise, you might survive. A deadbolt’s thump, A creaking door- Dead silence in the shadows …

Sour

Sick, and sweetly I fell, I stuck in the Caramel of your eyes and Words that captured me From the moment I saw the Sweetness of your smile   that peeked from behind a peppermint mouth which kissed my lips in the blackness of licorice nighttime, spun webs of sugar words that tangled my honey …

Atrophy

I You were fresh in winter, when lifelessness blossomed in snow and ice. When twisted trunks of barren trees crushed flowers, grey and dull, frozen in the soil.   II You were burning in spring, when the world woke up from slumber. When trees began new life, fresh and lush, flowers, budding, young, emerged from …