Star-rise

He looked out, across the ocean Beyond the crashing waves For long, silent minutes While the gulls cried around him The sun glinted in his blue eyes The day was nearly done Oranges, gold and crimson bled From broad bands of sky to sea But…

Pixie Bath

Beyond the farthest meadow, In the center of a hill, There rests a quiet burrow Behind an ice flow, never still And in that ice-cold grotto, One can find – from time-to-time, A tiny pixie winnow While she bathes with wild thyme She sings a…

Paramour

Paramour  The quickening of desire feeds the flickering fire raising emotions higher The truth of heart required Earn your love-I conspire Your soul, I want acquired Whatever transpires, in your arms I can respire.

Goodnight, Sweetheart

“Are you still awake, darling?” “Yes, of course. Three more to go.” “Do you want coffee or a cup of tea?” “No… If I do, I’ll just stay up all morning and I won’t get any good sleep.” “Do you want me to stay up…

No Eternal Flame

…Perhaps I’m lucky I don’t have one And I have to find a spark, A match, A candle, An electric torch. Sitting here in near-darkness, all alone, I’m forced to find my own lights, yet again; To brighten up this room and my soul –…

What If Alice…?

Always paid attention to her studies? Never had time for white rabbits carrying pocket-watches and white kid gloves? Never knew that Dinah was more than just a cat? What if Alice never wondered what might be down rabbit-holes or beyond mirrors? Would the Kings and…

Dad’s Presents

Fresh pine And the scent of a wood-burning fire I would build Baked nuts and cookies And fresh-baked breads Mom set aside for breakfast The silence of the morning was my favorite thing Then, the glitter of white fairy-lights sparkling upon the tree The plethora…

Sleep-Deprived Truths and Risky Musings

I didn’t want to feel so much; And, maybe, it’s imagined, construed But it’s something to have a thought jump to mind And it isn’t, by far, the only time. I feel easily, it’s true; And I’ve been hurt so recently That maybe I’m latching…

Love’s Purgatory Veiled In Blue

  Love’s Purgatory Veiled In Blue   Caught in your smile, the gentle way your lips move as you spoke through anfractuous teeth grinding out the veracity through geared gristmills, laden with powder– with what was left of my spirit, catching on the edge of…

Breathless

When you’re not here, I can barely breathe – And that’s the trouble, because: When you’re right beside me, I can barely breathe, Yet, I wish you were all there was. The scent of your hair is intoxicating, The sound of your laugh makes me…

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