Tuesday, December 20, 2011


You watch me like a fire
And I rise in the moon for it
Lighting you all-true-blue
Darling, say you’re staying

We are resonating now
Like panther claws
& sweet ivy
All the pain I’ve bottled up
Grabs your heart like drowning

Nothing that matters is
Almost with you

All these baby stems & a tragedy
I, the maven, of bittersweet.

Friday, December 16, 2011

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(Excerpt from "A Crowded Place" by Amy Fairweather)

You happened upon me that day
Though in the distance, you stood out
As beautiful familiarity often does
Like fish caught up inside a stream
We were trapped in the crowd

I smiled in surprise
You barely smiled back and shifted your gaze
You could not look at me, not solely
You sent a considerate nod
And then moved through the throng
To somewhere
Anywhere but near me, it seemed
And that was all
You had nothing I ever imagined for me...


Thursday, December 1, 2011

There were mornings
When the sun would shine through
My window like a glass gate
I’d turn to my side
And feel the day to be
Like a sea of first breath

Now evening falls in a perched land
I lie in bed like a fish hook
And there, I see him again

A man waits for my lights return
A boy says he loves me like fresh earth in my arms

My heart is a box of letters
Threaded to a violet star