Friday, May 31, 2013

As It Is

My life is unraveling
fraying at the edges
no sanity reigns here
days of challenges
to communicate what
can’t be understood

To see the fraying
of a mind once brilliant
to have to change how
to communicate
to know its going nowhere
and no way out

The interruptions while I
try for a moment of self
to write, to read, to think
always interruptions
never time uninterrupted
just a moment for me

I am fraying at the edges
of a fraying mind that bursts
with anger unforeseen he
strikes with forked tongue
goes after me 

I assuage him, gentle him
down to bed to sleep 
he writhes and hisses
he swears and threatens
he says he’s leaving
he’s out of here

I try and try and try to 
console him, comfort
rock him in my arms
though at times I don’t
do so well, express ire
which he says is yelling

I am not perfect
I wish I were

Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Veil

The Veil

I pass through the streets
hide my visage to be safe
it isn’t how I grew up
life was fine

Easy life in the open
no reason to hide
I pass through the streets
life was fine

I pass through the streets
hold visage to be safe
no reason to hide
life is fine 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013



Its all about me

We are victims 



We would break free

Not be victims

Not You or Me



Bounty hunters
try to take you
around the bend
hedge you into

Friday, May 17, 2013


I steal away
on crepe soul
try to get free

I never get
always caught
in spider’s web

never free to be
on crepe soles I
slipper around

I never get free
I acquiesce 

Saturday, May 11, 2013



Stress seethes
out his pores
everyday stress
slamming drawers
he spits epithets

my shoulders hunch
I stretch to release
his venom
as he writhes
in his disease
taking him down

I watch him shower
he looks for his washcloth
opposite of where it is
he finds it turning around
my heart goes out to him
as I struggle to survive
his pointing finger



I let her go tonight
river flowing west
building clouds
Shirley Temple’s hair
tangling forks
lightening sky