2024 Poetry

What I don’t need

What I don’t need

I don’t need to write another poem about youHow ironic this poemIs about you.But this is the lastI don’t need to hear another poem about youOr hear a poem about love or hate and think it's about you. Because this is the last time I'll think about youWhen I hear the word Love. or hate.…

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Two Minutes of Tiny Noises

Two Minutes of Tiny Noises

A celebration of silence BecomesA celebration of the creak of the chairThe crack of his neck,The knock of her bonesThe cough of the manConsidering his coffinThe shuffle of feet Obviously stressed by the stillnessThe creak of a kneeThe chair againA sigh of settling for someone Who sighsDuring the moments set asideFor silent meditation And a celebration of tiny soundsinstead of silence.

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If I should die

If I should die

If I should die before I wake, The laundry pile overflowing My unmentionablesWill surely be mentionedBy those who find me lying hereSleeping naked With a sheet and books stackedWaiting to be readAnd the curtains openSo that if I had arisenInstead of diedSomeone surely would have seen meIn the daylightAnd those who find me deadWould say it was a…

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Not Me

When it comes to you… I am Not me. I’m not confident  in control Independent  And free. I dont seek what I want I don’t dream a big dream. When it comes to you… I am Not me. I’m not rational Or certain With logic And drive. I don’t go for the goal. I don’t…

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divine

The tone of your voicesaying fuckErupts The breath in my breathAnd I’m wet AliveAgainAnd again(All the whileWithout sin)As you read and you whisper I’m withinMy own mind.Hear your voiceAnd I want to come Inside, you’re mine,Somehow I FindYour bed, your pain, insaneAnd to comeHome againWant to comeAnd believe It’s not all in my mindWant to comeWhen I findThe erotic,Divine.

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Kryptonite

When someone sees your faults It’s kryptonite Unable to use superpowers of Faith and belief 

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Body

Body struggles to breathe Left to biology  No mind No spirit Except the will to live

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Sonnet #1
Taos Mountain

Sonnet #1

Truth-telling moon, brightly burn my eyesAs you gaze into my room and my bedLooking for someone who shouldn’t be spiedIn my sheets, in my house, even my life. Look each place you please. Make everything bright,The sun has already look’d at my head.You will never find a trace of that knight.No matter the dreams that…

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A Nightmarish Dream

Trying to pack dizzy and drunk, There was a screaming child And I couldn’t say stop. She screamed and cried and said that "he lied." And I woke with a start and wondered...

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I Believed.

When I picked up your clothes from the store andSent out your sister’s birthday presents andMade the cards for every occasion andFound the best school for dyslexia and Drove to the pharmacy for the pills andPhotoshopped everything you needed andReserved the best table on Sundays andPreserved it all in photos and emailWith custom place settings and…

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