Poetry, Wordplay


dream it
see it
write it
type it
print it
read it
Stop, erase it.
stretch it
pull it
raze it
shred it
tear it
flip it
Scan, revise it.
drown it
save it
dry it
clean it
court it
chase it
Perverse, seduce it.
feel it
feed it
dress it
strip it
coat it
glaze it
Taste and crave it.
crown it
flaunt it
shine it
love it
see it
say it! I am a writer!
now it’s a poem.

Poetry, Wordplay


The day breaks with birds flyin high
Still sitting on the floor
Foil in hand from previous nights
And then
I hear her, I feel her
Running through my veins
Like a river
Running free
Her voice flowers the color of acoustics
Breeds half notes and whole ones
With fervor into music
The fire
Firing power and desire
I set foot
On the keys of the piano
While she spits her scats
With aim and precision
Freedom is yours and mine Nina,
You know how I feel.

Poetry, Wordplay


Your silent spell, she slithers over the moon,
Through the crisp cold mist that I breathe,
And she obeys your every command and tune,
So I may drink from the river of Lethe.
May I ask you, son of Nyx and Erebus,
Is your spell in fact, Pasithea, your wife?
From your grotto of no light or sound beneath us,
Is it true that you own half my life?

She finds me to peek through my pane of glass
And with grace like your twin brother himself,
She swiftly slips under the cracks,
And hovers me like an angel of death.
I feel her crawl up my spine and around my neck,
To pierce my skull and mind,
And like your father’s body and soul, unkept,
Gushing liquid darkness and slime.

Hallucinating a world unknown,
With Persephone and poppies underground,
I see you, dignified and majestic in your ebony throne,
Next to the river where your subjects have drowned
Only to rise in a new life, reincarnated,
Oblivious to their unworthy past,
I find myself captivated, liberated, and naked
In your presence, I’m home at last.



She trots across the room
with baby blue jeans and pink shoes
with bulbous brown eyes she looks up at you

with glossy lips from the spoonfuls of squash
you feed her, I see it now, her lusc-
-ious kisses stain you with blush

a never ending warmth
like the first sip of tea or broth
or the first sunrise to welcome the new month

and with every sunrise, the sun sets
day after day it rests
to remind me it’s

the end,

her trots
my thoughts
her gloss-

-y lips that can’t talk
her pudgy legs that won’t walk
all for reasons I cannot

comprehend or begin to explain
the anger, the rage, the frustration, the pain
it boils, it emulsifies, it defiles, it reverberates

throughout the empty, dark corners of me.
We never met you but we love you, our sweet honey bee.