Written 9.15.2008 I  was just writing what came to mind, and a few times my pen did what it wanted. This is the finished product.

stars all about:
White dwarves, red giants,
nebula – –
Crabs and horseheads and
Kings, of men and of dragons.
Punished Ethiopian empresses
and perfect twins, maidens.
And bulls and scorpions and lions –
Any god a man could wish:
dancing and laughing just out of reach,
glimmering beyond fingertip’s end-
maddening in their inspiration of awe:
always other, untouchable.

Pity the mortals, my love,
look down from your lofty perch.
See their temporary lives,
their fleeting despairs and
joys like lightning’s breath;
give your pity.  Break what would be
your heart,
were you human, my love.


Do You Ever Wonder

Written 9.5.2008 sometimes I need to vent some feelings.


   is this person I have become,
   can’t be alone anymore,
   needs people,
   needs you?
   is happening inside me?
   is happening inside you?
   is this thing between us?
   incomparable feelings you create. . .
   is my heart? It’s not
   it used to be. You are
   I belong and you are
   I want to be, always.
   can I let go?
   will I stay with you instead of walking away
   night falls?
   will I see you again?
   can’t I think about anyone else?
   must I walk away?
   are you so vital to my life and,
   do I believe everything you say?
   am I supposed to breathe when you kiss me?
   can I think when you touch me?
   am I supposed to live when I don’t know
   to cure this ache that torments me?