assumption ~

Featured

Tags

, , , , , , , , ,

look for me here_edited

would that you knew me
one night on the run –
out past the place fences
were strung
out past the memory
of all we’ve become –
tis a place
you knew me this way

as light
through a bonnet of cedar
and vine –
beckoning planets
the color of jade
bound us together
beyond what was lost –
tears fell a river
of rain

ribbons and lace
the burden of grace –
cigarettes burned down
the barn
dare my assumption
for all I held dear –
as near to my heart
once the stars

. . .

fell together ~

Tags

, , , , , , , , , ,

we fell together
one night in march
when winds still warned
of an aching heart
you went home
and I pretending
of another day
we’d fall again

last night I slept
in a field of sand –
eighteen miles
of forgotten land
married you somewhere
in between
our first goodbye
and a place of dreams

you made plans
of a life beyond
the getting over –
the getting on
I sewed stars
from last night’s sleep
never worried long
for one to keep
faceless names
and ageless babies –
years between
the time we made
beneath the dark
of winter sky
another day
one more goodbye

one more hello
and a field remembers
seeds put down
one late September
for every dawn
there’s another sun
never meant to cheat
the road we’re on

faceless names
and ageless babies –
years between
the time we made
you make breakfast
and I’ll sleep in –
wrapped in stories
we fall again

. . .

not yet written to my soul ~

Tags

, , , , , , , , , ,

who will grieve
my going
who will make the bed –
or worry for a season
to things I should
have said

who will speak
my name aloud –
o’er rivers deep and cold
in places not yet written
to my soul

with promise cleft
by secrets sworn
beneath a jealous moon –
when first I died
ten thousand deaths
for you

who will weep
who will pray –
for moments almost come
for sunlight
where the night has been
for stars who mourn
alone

. . .

the way ~

Tags

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

how many times
I’ve cursed
the slamming of the door
a backward glance
with nothing more to say
I’ve left my fears behind me
praying you might find me
some other time
you’d steal my breath
away

stay
that I might learn you
from all the things
you love
– the way you feel
the way you laugh –
the way you speak my name
sometimes I can’t but wonder
of another life
we made

morning spreads
her golden wings
as I lean upon the gate –
anchored to a life so undefined
tho not for this you tarry
something here won’t wait –
I love your smile
as sunlight
through the pines

. . .

beyond the dream ~

Tags

, , , , , , , , ,

sometimes
a whole day passes
and I am left the same –
no less than words would bury
a shadow of me remains

some nights
I fear the crying
of night birds on the rise –
thought is splintered into rhyme
and I dare not close
my eyes

sometimes
I wake beyond the dream
where there’s no proof of us –
no morning I might trade again
for the memory
of your touch

it’s not the same
we’re not the same
as once we were a longing filled
it seems my mind has forgotten –
what my soul
remembers still

. . .

the weight of slumber ~

Tags

, , , , , ,

as twilight burns
and dreams are come
from not so far
away
for every truth I left
behind –
another with me
stays

stars that never falter
shimmer silver grey
tho not surprised
as I remember
eyes that warmed
the same

I’ve moved along
from places dear –
but stay with me
somehow
in dreams
the weight of slumber
is split by friendly
swords

. . .

evermore to spend ~

Tags

, , , , , , , , , , ,

longing
paints a picture
with colors still I bleed
crimson red raspberry
melon sweet
harbingers
of stories rent
lessons yet to learn
lives are reconstructed
over tea

promise
I was sworn to keep
with words
forgotten now
whispers of a truth
I put away
are breathed anew each morning
and folded into rhyme –
evermore to spend
another day

moments
gather silent
in dust beneath my bed
circles to the table
souvenirs
of seasons
unremembered
before I knew your name –
lives I traded
just to find you here

. . .

winter blue ~

Tags

, , , , , , , , , ,

yesterday
I wrote your name
in shades of winter blue
curled against the margin
of a page
evening come
to claim my days –
but worried not the heart
and more than once
the ink was pressed –
to wonder
why you came

a question
left unanswered –
as dreaming fell to night
mesmerized by places
lifetimes gone
stars I know
they sparkle there –
brush the same dark sky
flickers falling
all these miles
from home

. . .