When the plank is up, Icicles form like the sword of Damocles Above my door. Breath is whisked away by prisms Hanging between limbs, flailing. My parka rests in the closet; The shovel looks incongruous Leaning against the shed. High, I giggle in the peopled park, Waiting for descent.
There is talk of another Arctic Vortex, Combined with the Texas jet stream, A canopy of cold is raised, Crueler in the bright sunshine of March. But we see shadows, elongating and shrinking, And my toes reach tentatively For the softening ground. But soon, I'm high again, Heading towards the bright, yellow sun.
I'm balancing the seesaw rhythm of the sun against the moon Swooning in circles- my vice to your versa Dropping the dice Hoping these verses are keeping you warm when my hands cannot Knotting underwater thirst taking aim at a sea salt sprinkled sky Kaleidoscopes revolving in my eyes Complimenting stars who have never blushed so bright
I’m sorry It’s been a long time since I’ve been down this road I’m looking for the letter that comes after ‘T’ I remember finding her Where it rained rose petals Rose pedals, from sunrise till sunsleep Where every morning began like taking my first breath of real air Like an overload of senses Ego waiving defenses So dizzy till your dancing
There are places where romance is like science and religion combined How serotonin can spill from your mouth and into mine And returning the favor gets wrapped in your thighs tied tightly Where an epoch of yin meets an eternity of yang Where the seesaw pivot meets rose petal rain
I have so much love in my heart But don't let anyone love me I take and take and push away I bruise, I break, I bleed.
I crush the souls of those I meet To get my daily feed A dose of poison in my veins Is all the love I need; Heart breakers and hell-raisers Can never love for free.
Why do I fall so easily? Why does nobody satisfy me? These questions seem to fill my troubled head I push away before I'm hurt I too have felt pain of the worse Because with love and lust comes fear and greed.