Thursday, November 28, 2013


As though the smell of love itself
Lingering, haunting
Definition defying 
But flooding your soul
With unstoppable knowing
And aching and longing
And memory's mischief
Spiteful and laughing
And fading
And wafting
Just out of your reach,
Loose in the room
With the lift of a lid
And the fleeing of steam

Sunday, October 6, 2013


I write your name
In elegance
In hope of grace of form

Musical shapes
Lettered affection
A kiss in ink and paper

All silent as my love for you
And likewise destined 
To be crumpled

Monday, August 19, 2013


When all is lost the loss of you
Stands ancient in my vaults
And so possessed of loss
At least I still may truly claim
That here was love
Torn from this place
And though I never love again
My heart will always have at least
This monument of empty space

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Bear The Weight

Be ever gentle
Find the form
Discover smooth
Well curved planes
That bear your touch

Avoid the edges and the cracks
Which break if roughly handled

Seek out the balance
Look with care
To find the center
As you lift
That all may stay upright

Let there be no fear of falling
Just the thrill of seeming flight

Learn to carry grosser loads
Toss and heave
Until you sweat
Until it seems your prayers alone
Will grant you strength enough

Thus teach your heart to bear the weight
Of that more precious than your soul