Jealousy

“Love is as strong as death, Jealousy as cruel as the grave; Its flames are flames of fire, A most vehement flame.”‭‭  Song of Solomon‬ ‭8:6‬ ‭ ~ Stale unwanted essence Seeping grimy through these ribs Gasping, shallow Gasping, shallow Even thoughts are ghostly fingers Grasping shadows Shallow, deep Where the worm eats out the … Continue reading Jealousy

Remember Love

  Over the course of perhaps two years, the seasons (like my life) waxed and waned with inscrutable contradiction. It had remained warm throughout the winter that year, only to turn cold in the spring. As occurs with many things, time at last revealed answers to the unanswered—another painful mercy. Yet for so long, it … Continue reading Remember Love

Earth and Blood

You are of earth and blood, dear friend I am the sea and sky Two worlds within a universe One spirit and one light How in this vast expanding dark Did you and I collide? With stars and dust and fire burst You, beautiful surprise You pulled me down like gravity Your energy is mine … Continue reading Earth and Blood

Freesia

Today’s poem was originally inspired when my amazing twenty-one year old cousin was killed. It contemplates the strange medley of life and death, beauty and fragility, transience and value, that make up our reality. This simple little work is dedicated to all who have lost a loved one in the flower of youth. Continue reading Freesia