Heart Shaped Abyss.

  Was it you that I loved Or just the spongy hot tissue between your legs? Lurking in static charged with hopeless dreams I pinned to your breasts. Behind labia: whispering such beautiful lies, in exchange for another quickening fix. Breathless tendrils of deceit, uncoiling to enfold In abyssal emptiness, fashioned in the shape of […]

Flower By Kenzo (Redux).

  It was so very hard not to love her, and Morensky was fighting a losing battle. The moon was up, fading into view, chasing another hot sunny day. Now it painted its shimmering stripe on the ocean from shoreline to horizon. Incoming tide tumbled against the sands. Crashing waves filled Jack’s head, soothing Retinal […]

Wilted Lilies.

  Last thought, before I fall to sleep. First thought, when I open my eyes. Face on the back of every bubble floating through my mind, every waking moment in between. Today I haven’t the strength for clever words. Just honesty. Dull boring honesty. We’ve heard it all before though, haven’t we? It still hurts […]

Navel Gazing.

On her back, she lights a cigarette. Sharp smoky exhale inhabits moisture: viral sickness in a willing host. Breathless, her sweat smells like Jim Beam. Contours undulate: pale pasteurized dunes contrasting gloom; a thirties Femme FatalĂ© in carcinogenic monochromy. Stubble shored silken cleft: low-grade sandpaper against my whispering. I taste her, not in my mouth […]

Unfinished. Unsought.

  Of Sherbet and Gin, tasted your skin. Blood alcohol’s begun to thin, to the gun in his mouth’s searing chagrin. Trauma-bound Saturday, once again. Damaged hearts in screaming din, when darkness find each other, within. Capillaries fused. Occlusion abound. Valentine mist. Intoxicant cloud. When lips first touched? Sweet melody – so loud Unfinished. Unsought. […]

Without a Rope.

  Have another cold slice of heart disease, Dad. Only make sure to smother it in enough butter to see teeth. Partially hydrogenated milk fat laid like mortar on starchy carb bricks. Cement for suffering arteries: Failing blood tunnels on the verve of collapse, Holding tsunami’s tide at bay with a broom. You tiny, weak-willed, […]

Vagabondage.

  Across the dark, six winters past, clear cobalt sky found me in her bewitching gaze. Azure spheres simmering aflame, for me. Such fission entwined flesh. Valves of a once beating heart: no longer the brass section of devotion’s orchestra. Something wondrous, rotten from the start until it finally fell apart. One necrotic half – […]