Caves

January 2, 2015 § Leave a comment

Upstairs
A dragon keeps a cat hostage.
Kitty sharpens her claws on his back.

Below
I draw boundaries in salt
Lest he develop a taste for horse meat.

Three months now
We brood in comfy isolation,
Fearing attack from the other side.

Orange Vibrato

March 27, 2014 § 2 Comments

The body hums an
Orange Vibrato
when the feelings are
too terrifying
to face alone.
A violent burning
blinds on instinct
from the demonized
other side.
It’s easier to
poeticize
than process.

Daily Haiku–12 March 2014

March 12, 2014 § Leave a comment

Waiting for the pill
to drop back down into my
mouth is daunting.

because we have money now.

June 27, 2013 § Leave a comment

When he yelled at me, it tore my heart.
But it won’t hurt when he yells at you,
Because we have money now.

When he locked me up, I couldn’t breathe.
But you’ll still breathe when he locks you down,
Because we have money now.

When he beat me, it broke my bones.
But yours won’t break when he beats you,
Because we have money now.

When they left, it was so lonely.
But when we leave, you’ll never be lonely,
Because we have money now.

When he killed me, I took it quietly.
You should take it quietly too,
Because we have money now.

is this innocence?

June 14, 2013 § 1 Comment

This unsettling,
squishy
feverish lightness.
Happiness?
Has the truth set me free
when all I ever wanted was to be
strong, and never show
the cruelty of my soul?
It it innocence in bloom that treats you to
cutthroat bluntness?
Not asking for sympathy, but understanding.
Though always afraid the former will win,
or the steel tongue will pierce again,
but not caring, lost in the lightness.
Is this innocence?

I wish I could draw

June 12, 2013 § Leave a comment

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I wish I didn’t care
about how badly I draw
the harsh lines of my hippos turning them
into monsters.

I wish I could draw freely
as they do
the gentle lines of their oceans curving with
impossible grace.

I try
but always erase my fish
ashamed.

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