Excerpt — Short Story — “Scenery’s Grief” — Tale of a Mourning Painter

How is pain felt? Is it not like the storm gathered in its heaviest gray? Would the gray remain for long, before letting loose what it has carried, being of its rain? Are we not the same in what we dispassionately yearn to be rid of? It is that brief moment of logic where we… Continue reading Excerpt — Short Story — “Scenery’s Grief” — Tale of a Mourning Painter

Poem – “What a Woman to Hold” – Romance – 4/25/2020

Love has a way of sharing textures Soft as the snow we roll in. I have held the many tears for my consumption, I have breathed the stars into her eyes, I have felt the world shudder in her arms, For that world was our own. From rains, We fall Into a void made to… Continue reading Poem – “What a Woman to Hold” – Romance – 4/25/2020

Poem – “I Hold Her in my Lungs” – Romance – 4/25/2020

A breath for a bird,To keep her wings afloat.A guide for a smile,To keep it going for the while.I need the prettiness of her aged beautyTo mimic the skies never to part,When I keep it together.I feel the worship of my hands, upon her skin.There is fire raised, from each touchTo forge the mirror for… Continue reading Poem – “I Hold Her in my Lungs” – Romance – 4/25/2020

Poem – “Held Close, in Arms” – Romance – 4/24/2020

There are days to sayThat the world can go away,Leaving us from its dismay.We twist stems from the shortest tulipsAdorning the cotton fields.We twist ourselves, the stemsAnd bury ourselves in arms.Close as the world is awayFrom us, in its utter dismay.I am the blood, craving a coldness,While you are the Hell craving a true warmth.We… Continue reading Poem – “Held Close, in Arms” – Romance – 4/24/2020

Poem – “Holding Heaven in Stones” – Romance – 4/24/2020

Why can I notWrap myself in the rope that engirdles you?You are defined by the night,As I am defined by you.Each love seems to floatFor varied personsTowards Heaven,As it is where failings go.So the blood did boil?And, did it overflow?Did your pain raise to the skies?We both wield liesAs old as the sinner's goodbye.I seem… Continue reading Poem – “Holding Heaven in Stones” – Romance – 4/24/2020

Poem – “Let your Thunder Down” – Romance – 4/24/2020

Why wait until it rains?What we can feel from each otherIn this hailstorm of pain,Is enough for the drink.Love seems to falter in the wind,Bringing its tears in the form of falling droplets,For there are clouds as gray as lead above your head,Though I'll trust my love to dust.I'll love with bleeding currentsThat fall from… Continue reading Poem – “Let your Thunder Down” – Romance – 4/24/2020

Poem – “This Unborn Love” – Romance – 4/23/2020

There is not much to call homeIn your arms.Like a furnace, you've grown bright,And have burned all to ashAround you.Like a star, you've shoneWith the lantern about your neckSwinging by a rope.Like an angel, you've flownOver cities and seas, vast as the universe,But no one will hold you.In your arms, I am wrapped by twine,And… Continue reading Poem – “This Unborn Love” – Romance – 4/23/2020

Short Excerpt from Novel – “A Dream once Loved” – Romance – 4/23/2020

Alessio had retreated, departing from a beauty made for wandering eyes, and he is now questioning the moment. Beauty left a trail for him to follow, and he followed blindly. He followed, with eyes upon the back-end of her form, because he was unable to see anything for recognition's sake. He dreamed of her that… Continue reading Short Excerpt from Novel – “A Dream once Loved” – Romance – 4/23/2020

Poem – “Lay Down your Fingers” – Romance – 4/23/2020

Lay down the padsThat seem to undo, the petals and their dew.Release wetness, from between pillars,And release sadness, from between veinsWhere velvet flesh consumes its own bread.Lay yourself downOn this bed made of milesOf stones.Sin is but a release to the passionBetween two, in excitement.We feelWhat should not be felt,And have felt,What now we can… Continue reading Poem – “Lay Down your Fingers” – Romance – 4/23/2020

Poem – “Under the Expression” – Romance – 4/23/2020

Bleed the skies wide openTo where I caught the tokenOf your heavenly face.It was but a tear,That did smearThe shadow from your bleak and melancholyExpressionIn your gaze,While I am under the haze.Let tranquility be a part of me,Let the thunder strike so delicatelyThe areas remain unseenTo distrusting eyes.Love wildlyThe fire that is fueled by my… Continue reading Poem – “Under the Expression” – Romance – 4/23/2020

Poem – “Let me Lay a Lake at your Ankles” – Romance – 4/22/2020

Let me enthrallThe washed out areas at your feet,For they pleadEver-more than you did.Your gaze has caught a thorn in my eye.When I bend down to reach,A flood spills over.There is soil needing its space to be filled,There is a plot of land necessary for a graveOf many weary yearsIn secondary tears.I was never first… Continue reading Poem – “Let me Lay a Lake at your Ankles” – Romance – 4/22/2020

Poem – “The Hell I Heal, Today” – Romance – 4/22/2020

How far is your heart buriedBeneath the saddest moonWith the widest frown?I stilled the eclipse in your broken mind.I threw all behindThe dirt beneath your feet.I stayed the shameFrom eroding your fame.Your sweetnessIs upon the rose to your lips.I bleed with honor,Even more than ever you were a virgin.I bleed with fervorThe pain I twist… Continue reading Poem – “The Hell I Heal, Today” – Romance – 4/22/2020