Rhythm & Bones

Rhythm & Bones

November 24, 2019

Photo by Gean Montoya on Unsplash 

“Does She Ask Who I Am?” 

I know my place

Keep me centered

and I’ll make this

ledge a home

Okay?

I don’t need half

Just a taste

You will belong

in everything I know

Painted with care

Flat and

unassuming

Always colorful

You see yourself

I se...

November 24, 2019

Photo by Marc-Olivier Jodoin on Unsplash 

CALL IT WHAT YOU WILL 


 

When you suggested that we speak to each other 

exclusively in verse and prose, 

I did not tell you that I only saved poetry 

for the things I was scared to say. 

I just said I could spend years 

cha...

November 24, 2019

Photo by Colton Kresser on Unsplash 

I WROTE NOTHING FOR DAYS

Trying to find emptiness

in a tall glass of midnight madness.

My thoughts on the slow, dark time

of your words.

Open up your closed book

eat the crumbs of cake off my hand.

I fed the wrong man

old tatt...

November 24, 2019

Photo by Sharon Pittaway on Unsplash 

Dear Love, 

I was expected to expose myself.

Instead, I checked the weather forecast –

Leipzig is cold today, a hint of frost

hangs above the park,

each blade of grass tipped white.

Beneath the bridge, that favourite drinking sp...

November 24, 2019

Photo by Mark Harpur on Unsplash 

Sailing Our Storm 

Wait for me, love, in this eternal pilgrimage

Where the voiceless shadows take us by our cold hands—

They consume our spirit like a dark archimage

Until we wash ashore on Asturian sands.

~ Clay F. Johnson

___...

November 24, 2019

Photo by Humberto Bortolossi on Unsplash 

venusblood 

the air feels heavier during the day, and i watch the trees pass by my window (everchanging, a revolving door of green, yellow, red, dead); i could lay my bones to sleep in the moss of the woods behind me, o...

November 24, 2019

Photo by Conrad Ziebland on Unsplash 

Lunar 

I love you, as the ocean loves the moon. 

Tireless, natural as the tide,

This endless pursuit.

Our ephemeral twilight closeness. 

The briefest kiss before I watch you soar,

Reflecting your distant beauty a thousand times,

...

November 24, 2019

Photo by Bryan Minear on Unsplash 

My love, we are not the first 

To fall asleep together, hands

intertwined, waking up

with a line

drawn

between.

We are not a war,

just two people in love.

We are not the first

nor last to know

heartbreak

from headlines.

My love,

we a...

November 24, 2019

Photo by Simon Abrams on Unsplash 

The End of the Sunset

I fell in love with the purple sky
permanently set down behind your house
and your red porch light fire-glow
a morning and an evening met.

You're a face peering from behind
bed sheet curtains, flo...

November 24, 2019

Photo by Paul Volkmer on Unsplash 

Universe of Little Corners

Today I tried to extrapolate:

if I stand at the espresso bar

and keep my hip tucked against

the pitchers and milk jugs

the light crests over my left shoulder

and that light would also be striking 

the...

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