I’m a kite now

I’m a kite now

I’m a kite now No one holding the other end Nothing here To tie me down No one to see These colors fly There are only devourers, And shift-shapers here To snatch my words midair Turn them into something vile I’m just a kite now. Giddy with freedom. As you try to...
Mr. Rogers

Mr. Rogers

Watch out for Mr. Rogers. The perfect neighbor. A ready smile, A friendly wave, Always happy— To help someone in need. A pillar of the community, Oozing sticky-sweet warmth. He WILL win you over. The toughest of converts. He’s on a mission from God, So it’s important...
So Very…Blessed?

So Very…Blessed?

You were just a childWith dreams, desires Feelings in flight‘Neath your breast Before. Dad took piecesMom took parts- In the name of godIn the name of love Saying place them hereYour mind, your heart Leave them on the alter. God is perfect…but you? Don’t worry, child...
The Narcissist’s Haunting

The Narcissist’s Haunting

If only I believed in demonsThen maybe I could exorcise you Hungover from another visitWithout a single drop of alcohol Head poundingStomach in knotsUnease wracking my nerves Wasn’t it enough that I lost myself to youNow I watch it on replayAnother wide-eyed...
The Color of a Bird

The Color of a Bird

I was contrivedWith a robust palateA rainbow psycheAnd contempt for castles Their wallsAnd barricadesDank airAnd yearly galas All masks and costumesA charade, a play What could they know of color-In a world of gray? They try to name it “this”Label it “that”Contain it...