Saturday, October 20, 2018

I was born without a boundary
and so I've made a moat
to keep the dragons close to me
while I go out and float

Thursday, October 18, 2018


I dreamed of a hypnotist who could stop a heart
he turned the volunteer away from us;
if love or warmth filled her eyes,
her heart would keep beating
he whispered in her ear and
thumped her on the back
when she came to,
she said it hurt
I clutched her
in a big hug
to fill her


a woman will fit anywhere

bend over backwards,
conform to any margin

slim as a pencil
tucked behind your ear

or a ribbon on your lapel

slim as the silence
between your words

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

can of worms

if you are anything like me
you are sometimes afraid 
of what is on the inside
but without oxygen
this can of worms 
would surely die