Mirage

You do not say a word
Yet, I fall apart
I come crashing down
In this space between us
So immense
This distance
That devours every word I utter
This space that cuts off
The sight of your face
I chase
An afterimage
You do not say a word
Because you are not there
I know this by heart
Still, I fall apart.

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Binding

Suspend the space around
So nothing gets in and nothing gets out
Attachment is a cruel thing,
Building bridges underground
Without you knowing.

Suspend the space about
Let nothing in and let nothing out
Longing is a sentimental fiend,
Entangling you in a web of lies,
And before you realize
You cannot move an inch.

Muse

I.

I dream of the yellow sun
Of green leaves
Of you
Like light peering through the holes
You are scattered throughout my monologues.

II.

In another life,
I am iridescent
My canvas spans the sky
You see me shifting colors
Every time you step outside.

III.

Our parting is momentary
In my reveries
You are ever present
We return again and again
The ebb and flow of two oceans
To the same shore
Where you are mine
And I am yours to hold.

Cutlass of Time

Eternity is approximately 80 years long
And life is a train with only one stop to make
Walk hand-in-hand with shame
No one else knows you more
Don’t mourn the love that does not see the light of day
Some things are only yours
And the friends who are for a season
Seasons change, and trees die too
Rebirth is not a transcendental revelation
With a gloriously golden hue
It comes in pieces
Slowly and in silence
When you are waiting at a red light
In a half-empty classroom
Staring at the ceiling
On a sleepless Wednesday night
Eating breakfast by yourself
On Sunday afternoon.