Requite

I closed my lips a final time Let whispers of your name Become the rhyme I never hoped to tame With wishes cold as mine I sealed them with a bit of wax Impressed them with a mark That seemed to match Your color growing stark Caressed in gold and black I closed my eyes, [...]

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Association

The cards were never certain Nor the price of sacrifice When by exchanging bits of life In hopes of finding newer versions We see enemies in this negotiation The gold that we exchange For only blinks of what we think Are merely drops of any drink From a solution growing strange Within the tainted cup [...]

Flay

I thought beneath the shale The hidden layers and the outer veil I'd dig until I saw there was a person to prevail Prepared to fail But never once did I believe it would entail Seeing beneath my fragile skin was only scale I swore beneath the eyes Was something reminiscent of a prize To [...]

Messages

"Goodnight," she said one night, and that was allNo argument, no screaming, not another text or callAs if a drought emerged from what was once a waterfallA sudden stallI hit a wallI couldn't climb, or under, crawl"I miss you," I lamented knowing wellNobody would receive the words, but fuck it, what the hell?And maybe I [...]

Beholder

In vistas vast where rivers rolled And paper prayers were sweets they sold With kindest care, they give a gold Of wasted worth to crowds who cowered cold In simple shirts and blanket bare With hopeful hands and silent stares With tired tears and dire dares They bowed and begged to keep a coin of [...]

Keepsake

I still have every word you've saidIt's all that I have left of youBut don't remember whyI can't recall the day when they were newBut still I'm filled with dreadFor if I let them go, the memories would dieI still have everything I wroteA little stack of fading inkThat should have never driedI don't know [...]