‘That Scent’ – a poem

‘That scent’ Why do I smell you? It’s been months since I’ve seen you. Longer since I touched you. It’s your cologne, clinging To my clothes, wafting through the air. Subtly rich, and sweet; lingering, Like pipe tobacco. Why do I smell you? How long has it been since I kissed you? I don’t even miss you, really. Except, why …

That one is Best Admired from a Distance: a poem

Best Admired from a Distance That one is best admired from a distance. Yes, she’s got those Rumbling curves and flashy eyes. Her smile will make you wilt And stand taller, still. I supposed if you must approach Keep her well contained. But you watch her close, now! Go on – enjoy her, for a while. She’ll stay put for …

Betrayed – a poem about regret

Betrayed ‘I’ve had someone else’ I boomed; commanded. My confidence wavered As pain cracked Across her brave little face. She tightened her lips And crushed her brow She steeled me with Her blue-eyed gaze And turned away. ‘Go.’ She quietly thundered As the wall went up. Panicked, I reach out to her. ‘I lied!’ ‘I’ve changed my mind’ ‘Don’t shut …

Dancing in the Kitchen – a poem

The Poem… Dancing in the kitchen I guess it was just after midnight We were a little wired from the heat And skittering delight. We’re getting to know each other Slowly Inch by inch Minute by minute Night by night. I stood strangely in the kitchen My arms were crossed Because I’m afraid of this. You leaned in with easy …

One-Way Ticket: a poem about your choice

The poem… One-Way Ticket ‘It’s a one-way ticket to paradise’, he said. ‘You won’t want to come back,’ he assured. He cocked his head, and toothed a grin Nudging me toward the train. I got to paradise, alright. And paradise is dry. And thirsty.  And a little bitter. The train dropped me off in Mojave Someone’s adobe idea Of bone …

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Novel excerpt: untitled, fiction

Summary: She’s horrible. She’s a loud, abrasive bully who is also a drunk and a chain-smoker.  Court-ordered to therapy in lieu of jail time for assault, it’s when she finally goes under during an intense hypnosis session that she wakes up in her pre-adolescent body – two years before the car accident that killed her mother.   Excerpt (first draft)… 1. …

Novel excerpt: untitled, science fiction

Summary: Meet the future: civilization is a dystopian landscape thinly disguised as a progressive utopia – a willing society subdued and regimented through collective medication. Alternatively, there is the Fringe: outcasts, freedom fighters.  Meet Lilly, the civilian who skipped her dose, and is caught somewhere between her call to duty, and her draw to the raw elements of the Fringe society.  …

Quit – a poem about love and cigarettes

The Poem… Quit I would love to be Held and adored Squeezed and reassured Lilted to perfection Given a new perception By you. But, Failing all that I’d really like to smoke a cigarette.  Background…

I am Love – a poem crafted from the names of my family

The Poem… I am Love Quiet and unassuming Vast and devilishly keen.   Victorious through peace,  Dedicated to the cause, the cause, the cause The divine will increase Carefully cultivate Circular enhancements of  Thriving possibilities.  Ride with me!  Blazes across my sky. I am Love! I am Love!  Ride with me Background… Certainly the only poem I’ve written where I …