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Dec 2022 · 411
12/5 Today
I felt you
for that moment
in my soul
my
body
you
own
me
Nov 2022 · 86
my beloved Benjamin
You went from my little boy with hugs and laughter and curiosity to a stranger in what felt like overnight.

Every second of my life
Gone in a flash
Lost

lost
Lost
You make me feel like nothing
and I can’t believe
the sucker punch of those
words
How did I not see this ?

Your problem is that
Oct 2022 · 52
relax pain painter
I did it in the kitchen

but not done yet

another set next weekend

to the home soundtrack

Wilco
Aug 2022 · 152
Greatest love story
I thought you were mine

until I wasn’t

I think you got yours

….makes me smile ….. through the tears
Here’s to happy endings
Jul 2022 · 169
Side chick
I spend enough of my time dodging my
husband’s girlfriends
I don’t want to put on a show
and play nice
with my boyfriend’s new wife
This heart belongs to me
I
am
the
only
one
who
can
protect
it
Jun 2022 · 58
Sheer terror
Sudden rumble
Death’s growl
the bike slowly pulls off
Tight heart vice
I have to check your
location
Home
children…..
May 2022 · 208
Never the Twain
I have to get over you
but
I’d rather be under you
Apr 2022 · 57
J
J
When
he pushed
into me
there was
    no room
for anything
    Else
Apr 2022 · 216
Unraveling
T        
h
   e

u
n  
i
     v
  e
r    
s
      a
l


t        
h  
  r
     e
a
d      

  b
        e
    t
w
e      
e          
n    

    m
e

a      
n
        d

Y

O

U
.
Jan 2022 · 369
Twilight
ambient ocean waves try to lull
Reminding me of the first
Kiss
Knee deep in the surf
You
Literally
Swept me off my feet
(more than once as a matter of fact)
Carmel 1991
Jan 2022 · 239
Omnibus
on me

I
want
you
everywhere

in me
HBD BAM
Oct 2021 · 401
Pondering
Why
am
   I
Waiting
for
     someone
to
  Worship

me
?
Oct 2021 · 284
arrow
I just want to numb out

She said

and then

she never said anything

Again
Sep 2021 · 57
Whotheone
You and I

will never be together

and

yet

I am tethered to you
Jul 2021 · 206
twenty
this is what it looks like



barren

blank

in absentia
Jul 2021 · 305
Venom
She looks just like your type

The kind you leave eventually

     because she’s not me

I will see    you     again

.
Jul 2021 · 203
Stinger
You’ll do it to me every time …. … .



the pinch and burn

I

can’t

not
Jul 2021 · 59
The one that got away
I had the strangest thought
as I pulled up to the stop sign

You lifted your finger as if to wave
when I signaled you to proceed from the
four way stop

and I thought
“What if that was a potential ….”
the possibilities endless
and the moment lost
Jul 2021 · 302
Seven 7 21
so sad that I can’t share this joy with you

telling that you’re not here
The days go trickling past
as the day goes trickling past

When I finally find myself on the other side of the door.....

Facing the precipice

Toes curled in anticipation
....suspense

or terror

To meet your gaze
awkwardness abounds

Feels like home

Both welcoming and bittersweet after all this time

nothing but
time
separating us

Except in this moment
Jan 2021 · 740
Toria says
I love you like an earthquake crashing the world in on us

It’s been two years since I touched you

Yet I still feel you
Dec 2020 · 87
Spoons
I want to feel the *****-le
                                         of
                                    your
                     ­           Skin as
                          your body
                  a puzzle piece
             snaps into my Z -
         curve thighs juxtaposed
     mine back to yours front joined
melted melded mended most effortlessly
Oct 2020 · 113
balance
What you fail
to see
thru
your twisted
perspective
is that I’m not taking
your power
and
I never have.
What I am doing
is taking back
my power
so
I won’t be so hurt anymore.
It’s not
my fault
you gave all yours away.
It’s not my job to restore that for you.
Sep 2020 · 99
Paradise Thunder
I feel the healing
every moment
I breathe this air
the wind chime
soundtrack
punctuated by the chainsaw drone
wood smoke
floating on the gentle gusts
soul
search
feels like peace
Sep 2020 · 217
Forbidden Fruit
Brief visit in the garden

At first I cast myself
     as Eve
  just seemed logical

On second thought -
    I was the apple

I see the memory of
      my juices dripping
          from your chin
Aug 2020 · 103
room to breathe
“All I need is this air in my lungs...”

No need
to chat
pondering
perseverating
the particulars
of the facts
Letting go
is a
powerful
exhale
Aug 2020 · 104
Cotton Candy
I’ll be the first to admit
     I’m a little
          Fluffy

Colorful

          Spun

And
  Melt
      In
        Your
            Mouth
Sweet
Jul 2020 · 180
commemoration
That day you got off

    my pain a prescient phenomena
of the future of our union

No worries

I wore misleading “white”
You stated misleading vows

       A sanctified (doomed) promise of fornever
Oct 2019 · 422
My baby broken heart
man child of mine
Too soon for your broken heart
or hers
Or Mine
Love will persist
divine in its being

Trust

Breathe

Be
Jul 2019 · 232
L’amour est dangereux
Again
     (or more likely, still)

GOTCHA

Seems silly to be surprised
               (She’s missing you.....)

Defend and protect


It’s what you do best.
Mar 2019 · 249
32.5
the years since our introduction
Takes
     My
           Breath
                Away
Jun 2018 · 411
not afraid of angels
when they come to me in a dream
(offering promises of carnal delight)
“you and me
we should probably just let it be”
I agree
but it shouldn’t feel
this good
this fine
this free
just to be with you
even in a figment of my imagination
and then I said
“I have to go“
feeling the absence
slowly seep
as I ascend
a rocky stair
without turning back
certain you are still there
Apr 2018 · 316
Chronology of a user name
(Nick)
With him I found my body and my heart
(Jamie)
He provoked confidence that led to a series of firsts and adventures
(Brad)
Hit and run but I had no visible injuries
(Craig)
Electricity without the bill, if you know what I mean.....?
(Brad)
Again.....a worthy distraction
(Ted)
I learned patience (and idolatry)
(B)
So inexplicably sad....a tragedy
(Brad)
The one that always and never could be

And in the end of the perfect day
Just me
Apr 2018 · 285
Salvation
Really
the only
visceral force
propelling him
thru time
is the
life threatening
hunger
to
inhabit
the place
inside
of her
where his soul was safe
Mar 2018 · 242
IDLY
today
I
Don’t
Love
You
today
insight epiphany
Jan 2018 · 283
Basil’s table for two
I remember that night

(a fresh faced ingenue....)
Feeling so cosmopolitan
     we were framed in the oversized windows facing the busy street
     like one of those old black and white photos capturing
          the romance in the moment
Probably a dish with
“Au gratin” or “Alfredo “ in the name....
Assured by her breathlessness
     anticipating something (but what?)
His smoky Greco stare
almost pleading
     definitely hungry
eventually
her loss
Her gain
their Wild At Heart refrain
echoes still in my ear
Nov 2017 · 234
the last word
have
you
ever
met
an
expert
at
making
others
feel
like
****
?
I've
come
across
a
few
.
just
when
you
think
you
see
a
glimmer
of
humanity
you
regain
perspective
a­s
they
open
their
mouths
.
Oct 2017 · 327
Voluntary lapse of reason
The rumble of a lawn tractor next door...
     reminds me of.....
the guttural snare in the back of your throat
as you
     lean in to nuzzle my neck with your nose
   I feel your hands on my hips
anticipating

     more
Jun 2017 · 265
A collective loneliness
Your presence a void
"He's not here...."
Laughter echoes with a hollow tang
Missing has become the way
I crave
Your presence....voice.....aroma
Reminded now of then
Pretend you know
I pity you for not knowing the truth
Lying back
I feel you around me and in me
Knowing....me
Knowing you
Apr 2017 · 293
Plaza & Park
I returned to find
depleted exhaust of years
forgotten

We were on the 4th floor

Today I'm on 6

Missing your lust

But remembering....

Vividly.
Apr 2017 · 265
a new
I grasp the blush of spring green
      that drowns the
waning gilded tresses
bleeding into the blonde stabs
      a glow of radiance........
A sudden spasm
brings joy
      then, pain
You
  And
I
no I
get it?
Mar 2017 · 435
2/15/17
Dare to stand on the edge when your
Integrity has been called into question
Slanderous accusations bellowed
Malicious
Intent falls short of its goal
Soar above the fray and
Stay true, stay strong and in the
End honor and truth will prevail
D**are to care, even for the careless deviants
Officially exonerated
Feb 2017 · 240
suppressed by a memory
forever in the shadow
of your hot breath
licking at my throat
drawing out the inconsistencies
between us and them
when it is only myself
I'm going to be brutally honest
I'm scarred  from all  your lies
and your backstabbing took me by surprise
I probably could have recovered
if you had stopped the relentless attack
Let me get up, limp  away
Lick my wounds  and shield my back
What doesn't **** ya makes you stronger
I'm telling you , there’s  no strength that I lack
But the biggest surprise of all-
Your lack of regret and omissions
of apologies
It only speaks to your inhumanity
A lack of character and social regard speaks to a  sad state of antisocial nature
It is a profound coward
driving by in the dark of night
shouting threats and profanity
too psychotic and loathing of self
to show her face
I've no tolerance for the weak minded-
the pathetically insecure
monsters
of this world
who thrive and are nourished with their evil emissions
Consider yourself disregarded

I have transcended to my state of grace
Perhaps, someday you will be forgiven...
perhaps not....

We all answer to the universe
Nov 2016 · 605
middle finger
there is no gesture so profound .....
Nov 2016 · 359
Stash of old love letters
The clarity came on

came in

came to me

came to be

I came

from where

I came
Yes ...... and .......yes
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