Hourglass

The pinch in the hourglass

My eyes live there

I have a model of perfection

It teases my last feeling

There’s a trap within all of us

We pretend it doesn’t matter

Fools believe I this is true

The taste of forbid fruit

It remains strong after we think

Issuing excuses for why

But never replacing the temptation

Someday I will taste that moment

I hang on the moment forever

My heart beats to get me by

My eyes live in the hourglass

Perchance

Can you make me forget?

I look to escape the day

Thoughts tease what could happen

Reality whispers what will never occur

Lines separate here and now

Fragile dreams dance upon breezes

My obsession clings to maybes

I ask again, can you make me forget?

Yesterday is a complex knot.

Things once held power crumple

Dreams lay upon the ground in pieces

Hopes nothing but ties that bind

Doubts flavor the air upon your breath

Wanting to be part wastes on the vine

I seek roads not to be traveled

Responses without form of measure

The moment golden in distant light

Things served negligence steeped with desire

Thrills within the hidden places of the heart

To bask in warmth of could be’s

The price of release far outweighs the cost


Your Smile

I selfishly hold on to your smile

I build rooms for memories

Each one a masterpiece

Each one a breath to cling

There’s a fear i’ll miss one

There’s a sense they may stop

Heartbeats pause at their sight

Possibilities dance in their light

Without them I wander aimlessly

Uncertain paths of emotions

Destitution of unknown feelings

Like dawn breaking, hope spills

Enlightenment in sharing

Priceless things, silly things

I await the next smile impatiently

Sunrise

Light silently slips from nights grip. Breezes sing songs of rustling leaves. Their chill fleeing the coming dawnSleep entrances rose tat would moveSenses sharpen images within dreamsThe body stirs within to announce the day

Serenity

My hands mold clay

The more it moves

The less it calms

Like distance breezes

Believing stirs tiny change

Calmness comes from inspiration

Exhaustion slows the mind

Acceptance is the dream

Inside we build fortresses

Perhaps one day it’ll come

Serenity seldom climbs walls

It is the clay we mold

The ball we smash

Over and over again

The Dream

I awoke changed

I knew my neighbor

My day was measured in events

Instant meant shortly

I waited for news

It didn’t always agree with me

People said hello

There wasn’t rude in your face

We talked to strangers

I didn’t label you for disagreeing

Open hostility was frowned upon

Children ran free range

No danger from unseen menace

It was called safe and free

It was my youth restored

Someday was flying cars

They never warned us of the past

Just promise of tomorrow

My how we changed

Yesterday

I sweep up shards of yesterday

But if reflection stares wispy back

Thoughts and dreams lie still

Troubles and torments mix between

Their eyes still shiny and clear

Dustbin vanishes wiping the slate

Clean and new today breaks

Yearning dawn white washes all

Forgetfulness the savior comes back

Momentous cleanse fills the void

Yesterday distant place now

Deep breath starts the cycle new

The blanket of present lies before me

The other side

Peering through the gate

Deeper greens, darker blues beckon

Sunshine erases the grey clouds

Breezes warm from a distance

Feelings create longing need to be

The difference a few feet make

My soul cries to climb over there

To know the life in Sunshine

Breathing air that lightens spirits

I can taste the freedom of other side

My bones cry for muscles to move

But somehow I stay waiting

For the invitation to arrive

Or guys to crash this party

Dark waters

Before the was light

Darkness choked the heart

Creeping thoughts called doubt

Vines turned to steel chains

Sedate in their tyrannious rage

Below the surface nothing is calm

Still waters turning ill will deep

Drowning at the surface

The heartbeat of hell takes life

With open arms people dive in

The exhilaration better than life

Poison

Cursing through your veins

Black ooze breathed into the world

Your barbed tongue lashes outward

The game is hate in the name of love

Anything to make those points

Carnage, your lapel’s bloody rose

Appetite for destruction your persona

There is a ghost of humanity inside

I remember it’s face and profile

But lost it’s touch long ago

What poison do you feast upon

What dark clouds make your horizon

When will you look back to the dawn

Your soul split wide open to hell

Emptiness is your trophy

Just a kiss of that lovely poison

All that remains to be seen