Q and A (NaPoWriMo day 8)

still playing catch up… this thing you want me to figure out I doubt you dream about but I imagine nights long into dawn knees hugged tight to breasts sheltering a heart so weak shallow beats glue drying still from the repairs of last week last month last year With elation and trepidation (yes, fear)…

Not (NaPoWriMo day 14)

when u/walked away/i could/not/believe u were gone not here/not there/not anywhere not when i/could/still sense u in my bed/in my head not/your presence/but your essence/not while the clothes/hang/in my closet but not/on your frame not/while i cry/myself to sleep/not sleep but restless nights/wrestling sheets/to fight the pain/not love/of you not/being here how could you/not/be in…

The Fire, In and Out (NaPoWriMo day 13)

You should have You should be You should do … so much more. Too smart Too funny Too beautiful … to be this. Apply yourself Reinvent yourself Promote yourself … why can’t you? Your heart Your brain Your mouth … all too big to fail. I’m the curator of my own potential The guardian of…

Horizon (NaPoWriMo day 6)

if you closed your eyes to the confusion in your midst you could open your heart to the promise of our love and if you dared to let the drama fall away you might realize that darkness comes most often heavily before the dawn then if you could bear to let the burden be shared…

Hair Apparent (NaPoWriMo day 9)

Never picture perfect Tousled and uneven Corkscrewed and curlicued Shaggy or shorn Painted purple Or blatantly blonde Tamed and twisted Or let lioness loose Tenuous tugs through the tangles The texture is pleasure personified The sheer weight of it commands attention Presence. Power. My crown is truly my glory My light. My beauty. My story….

-ing (NaPoWriMo Day 4)

Eye gazing Hand holding Simple touching Back caressing Heart healing Soul understanding Love making Spirit increasing Mind blowing Future fantasizing Baby growing Belly rubbing Life living Cohabitating Vow taking Sweet sweet loving.

hindsight (NaPoWriMo day 1)

hindsight i wish we could go back. i remember our very first chat. it was a friday.  
you were on a train coming from nyc.
  i was sitting at my desk in my office way past the time for me to leave.
  you invited me over to eat that very first night. i declined… but…

NaPoWriMo: an Introduction

April is National Poetry Month. NaPoWriMo is a writing challenge. Write one poem per day for the entire month of April. You down? Let’s go!