A Rose Thrown out to Sea.


you were petals i once
submerged — a fistful i let
go of under a foggy sea
when i was succumbing
to myself


you were the surface tension
screaming my name;
a diaphragm’s lullaby —
old thunder in the rain…

i’ve been fond of storms
ever since



no one told me
how slow clouds would be —
i would have held my
breath a bit longer…


charted constellations
a bit better before
i spoke of love in light-years


and there you were
on a shoreline,
carrying salt in your palms



how many times
will I walk here, —
a wreckage of bramble
in my side?


“the sea is much too old,”
i heard someone say…


and the wind was salt
on my brain

it left a hole;
a stain,
and i felt a burning
behind my soggy


can stars erode
in the tide?



night adorns it’s veil —
scallops tug at the lace


and i toss inky petals
to the sea


nocturne’s dreamboat
a dead man’s float; —
how i’ve internalized
my hatred for romance


“the sea is much too old,”
i heard someone say…


and i realized my
lungs could speak
for days about sunken
ships returning home



i ignore a
distant moon — inertia
rocking my cradle


but she stays there
all the same…


here’s stardust
on her breath — whiskey
on mine


“you’ve grown much too old,”
i heard her say…


so i closed my eyes,
and felt sand between
my toes for the first time


it will be eons before
i swim here again

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(Verse 1)

We had so much promise

But your pretty mouth could not be honest 

And every word that you said

Was tainted with regret


I could feel the distance grow 

I could feel your hands let go

While I was still trying to hang on

You made me feel so right when i was so fucking wrong...

(End verse 1)



You gave up on all our dreams

You told me secrets, you told me things

You destroyed the house we took so long to make

It's all your fault, you let it fade 

(End chorus) x2



(Verse 2)

You had, a tremble in your voice 

I could hear the silence in your noise 

I could feel your fear with just your looks

Your eyes were empty, but I wish this would worked 



Honestly, I could write infinitely about you and me, but with no sincerity 

Our past, didn't last cause of your lies

We're no longer together, so I won't waste my time

(End verse 2)



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Alice liked the soft
voice of her mother,

the telling of stories
as she fell into sleep.


She liked it when her
mother hugged her
tight and kissed her
goodnight. Her father


seldom came to story
tell or hug or kiss or
such; seemed it was
too much. His voice


was deep and harsh
as winds, his eyes
dark and shark like,
peering without those


feelings of love or
want or admittance
into his realm of deep
concern, cared neither


if she drowned nor
burned  nor if in her
dark hours she counted
unhappiness on her


fingers and toes; he
was her father, but
one of those. She liked
to hug and kiss her


doll, poor substitute
for a father's love,
it sitting there in hers
arms unblinking and


smile-less as her father
did; feelings not there
or if so, well hid. Alice
kissed her mother's brow,


her arms, her hands,
her fingers, too, what
was a deep sad fatherless
or seemingly so, girl to do


to bridge the space or gap,
but sleep in her mother's lap

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The Girl I Never Knew

I met you a year ago...or was it yesterday?!
You keep in touch, but stay disconnected-
I have kissed you once or twice, that was nice!
I feel like I just met you,

"What was your name again?"

We embrace in conversation, yet you lose your
direction-Your weary eyes reflect your pain,
I can see through them the past lingering in your
mind...Maybe is the timing in life, maybe is the life
I will live in fall for random women,
every single one of them with a troubled past-
'Project' women in my life! Now I realize a project
you have become, giving me little to work with,
but expecting the world of me, in which,
I would give but you are not interested.
You say you are scared, I think you do not care to

"Hey you! the girl I never knew..."

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I never knew her...

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