The Fall of the Vapor Mystic, Part IV (What We Do for Love)

Why do I even write these days? Why do I try? Why do I try as hard as I do when clearly there are more effective and efficient approaches. Someone has it figured out... Not me.   I see so many others who write poems that reach audiences of hundreds or even thousands. I see … Continue reading The Fall of the Vapor Mystic, Part IV (What We Do for Love)

Always Missing Something

I want to run Through the dark and into the forest beyond To keep pace with the coyotes To ride the columns of air that carry the crows high above the tallest trees I have never quite felt at home Here amongst the bright lights and ticking clocks Always missing Something I want to return … Continue reading Always Missing Something

Southern Earth Gives Way to Northern Ground

As lines give way See them fade, yellow to gray Realize what is meant when people say There are not enough hours in the day... Always thought them fools; Useless words - toys, not tools... I did not know how they could feel that way. As the smoke abounds, Drifting in the air around Silence … Continue reading Southern Earth Gives Way to Northern Ground

Amethyst Avatar

Don’t want to change a thing, lovely Amethyst avatar You're perfect Just the way you are Don't you know Every stone has It's cracks and Striations Bits of dirt embedded Between jagged edges torn From the soil with Scornful impatience Don't you know you gleam With brilliance unmatched Even without Azure moonbeam Glow bright beneath … Continue reading Amethyst Avatar

Empress Amethyst

Effortless Smoke curls like Eager tail of small cat From the space between You and I Where lit cigarette rests with callous disregard For the air in which it was sparked to life Only moments before Between crimson and Azure blue You waited patient While storms abated and Strong winds pummeled upon The shells we … Continue reading Empress Amethyst

To the Light of an Unobstructed Star (Sol)

Unfrozen Born of the same flame But not quite the same No longer divided Between The unparsed past The uncertain future Present in The present No longer trying to be The source Rather, a conduit for Secondary light Accepting this Embracing Your will Your beautiful face Smiling once more You are the life-giving sun Radiant … Continue reading To the Light of an Unobstructed Star (Sol)

Then It Grows Dark (Eclipse)

Birds float Branch to branch As water rushes beneath From there To here Effortless in its Slow meander Through so many hills Tunnels underneath Grass drips Dew caught in Webs and Curled blades Falling softly On grateful soil There is peace Joy Loving sentiments Carried on Wind that passes Over scenes not to be Forgotten … Continue reading Then It Grows Dark (Eclipse)

The Unparsed Past (Left Crescent)

Part of a three-part set. In the Second-Hand Light of the Crescent Moon (Right Crescent) Extrication (Crescent Terminal) The Unparsed Past (Left Crescent) Settling Ashes of All I know All I am Not to rise The phoenix slumbers Dreaming of Frozen tundra The birth of A new star Destined only To fall without Semblance Streams … Continue reading The Unparsed Past (Left Crescent)

Extrication (Crescent Terminal)

Part of a three-part set. In the Second-Hand Light of the Crescent Moon (Right Crescent) Extrication (Crescent Terminal) The Unparsed Past (Left Crescent) I am Sum of Balance between My mistakes and Thin spaces between Concatenate Past failures with Consequences thereof Past successes with Reward gained Delimit by Extrication Pivot to Dashboard Patterns emerge Print; … Continue reading Extrication (Crescent Terminal)

In the Second-Hand Light of the Crescent Moon (Right Crescent)

Part of a three-part set. In the Second-Hand Light of the Crescent Moon (Right Crescent) Extrication (Crescent Terminal) The Unparsed Past (Left Crescent) I do not always know How to show My affection I need so badly Not just to touch But to feel Not just to see But to know I desperately wish I … Continue reading In the Second-Hand Light of the Crescent Moon (Right Crescent)