Imaginary (Poem)

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Photo by Lefty Kasdaglis on Unsplash

he’s in love with a picture frame
her beauty motionless, frozen in place

regrettably keeping her love all to himself
rarely sharing it with anyone else

but this burning passion is fake as any
bleakly lusting over something imaginary

doomed to be marooned by his own ardor
desperately far from her lonesome harbor

shamefully trying to make his delusion perfect
sad, really, the real world never seemed worth it

2006 (revised 2018)

 

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Erased (Poem)

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folded and put away
those precious memories fade
as hard as I try to hold
they slip right through the floor

abandoned from the warmth
of losing something wonderful
in pieces, perfectly defeated
I tremble as everything’s deleted

whenever I try to remember
I find my mind’s already surrendered
my broken musing mislay
save but one, all else, erased

2018

By A Thread (Shape Poem)

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I’m barely holding on
Just narrowly by a
T
H
R
E
A
D
Crawling like a spider
I’ve almost fallen off my

W      E      B

As the sky darkens
The night nurtures some

R

A

I

N

I cling even tighter
Refusing to be washed

A

W

A

Y

Blue foolish crystals hang
Dangerously from the

S  I  L  K

Catching Morning’s rays
That burn through my
G    U    I     L     T
Either the water is rising
Or, rather, I’m starting to
S
I
N
K
My life must be getting harder
For I’ve never felt so

weak

Moreover, I’m cannot shoulder
The burden of losing my

H E A D

I, the callow spider
Unable to face my shallow
E
N
D

2007 (revised 2018)

A Heartbeat Away (Poem)

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It’s not that my heart skipped a beat
You actually stopped it completely

And yet somehow I’m still alive
I thought for sure I would have died

Here I am blindly diving into this sea
This leap of faith could cost me everything

Hard to exaggerate when my mind’s already blank
You deviously teased my thoughts away

That smile is worth about ten thousand kisses
I pray you’ll let me be the one who’ll give them

2018