“she is so worth it”
an answer I give myself
if ever I find I am
in need of an answer

“she is so worth it”
an answer I give myself
if ever I wonder
why I came all this way

“you deserve it”
an answer I would give to you
if you should ask me
why I love you

you deserve to be loved,
you deserve to be held,
you deserve to be cherished

you deserve to be free…
from pain,
from loneliness,
to soar without fear

you deserve to be original
and be accepted for that

“I love you”
an answer I give you
whenever you say
“you’re a fool”

“I love you”
you don’t have to say anything
I will repeat it
until the end of time



I am not sleeping

I am not sleeping
Because I am watching you
Furrowed brow
Hands clenched
You shudder and shake
Whisper parts of words
I try to decipher them
But they are gone too soon
I can’t resist
My finger softly
Across your cheek
Sometimes brings a faint smile
I want to put my arms around you
But stop myself
Not wanting to disturb you
I am not sleeping
My dream is right here
In front of me



There’s a moment
There’s a hue
There’s a shadow
There’s a bright
Too bright
To observe, directly

In that moment
Fleeting feelings
Wraiths of blue
Scatterings of yellow
Drops of laughter
Rivers of lust

That moment remains,
I shudder when I try
Recognition slips away
Arms empty

I kneel in my own
Asking only for a sign,
Finding vacancy
After vacancy
Moment fleeting

For the longest
My heart hurts
Like my head,
Wrapped in velvet
Ripping and comforting
All at once

A moment will bring
Like I imagine
Having been lost
To so many
Silent blows

For a moment
The parking lot
For a car
It’s all so much
Background noise
Spinning me
To the ground
Inturing me

Ending that moment

Unprepared for the next



This is where we are
In a perpetual moment
That binds
Plans with reality

This is when

This is when
We are going

It doesn’t have to be
Big and flashy
It doesn’t need to be
Quaint or docile

It will be whatever we want
When we get there


When Is Later?

We assumed that
What we needed
Was what we had,
We built ourselves
From our familiarities

It was so easy
We knew each other
We knew what were doing

So many years
Gone by,

Without a scratch?

But we knew there were other,

Things brushed upon
Things talked around
Things set aside,
Until later,

When is later?



All the words
I have in me
To tell the world
About you

To string together
In brilliant crescendos
The symphony
Of us

Light falling
Through mist
Colors running
On your upturned
What a masterpiece
You are to me

Flying into
Infinite night
As enduring
As we are

Infinite dreams
Built on
Abiding love
And you will have only
Scratched the surface
Of everything
We can be


These Words

These words say everything
Boiled down to its essence
These words say nothing
Scummy leavings in the bottom of a pan
These words are outrageous
Read through the filter of the Bazaar
These words are joyous
Carried by the voices of the Sunday choir
These words float on the breeze
Sweet scents on butterfly wings
These words hold your hand
Warm solace in the deep deep night
These words are ephemeral
Catch them quick before they’re gone
These words are matter of fact
Listen if you want to hear the truth
These words cost me everything
You may have them for a song