My Next Big Purchase

I could buy a boat and disappearDip below the horizon and enter a new worldDraw life from the sea, guidance from the starsSwell and heave with the wild tideConverse with monsters of the deepDrop anchor in strange waters andSleep under moonbeams scented with myrrhIn harbors of lands unmapped, unknownThe lifeblood of the Earth could be… Continue reading My Next Big Purchase

Dance of the Blood Sea

A slow dance to the rhythm of heartbeatsBeneath the surface of a blood-red seaOur hearts beat madly against the wavesCrashing over the wind-smooth sea wallBattering the harbor’s defensesSeeking to sweep away the port protectedThrow it all out to distant horizonsTear the wall to piecesLet the tide in to cleanse our soulsThis perfect vulnerability knows only… Continue reading Dance of the Blood Sea

The Hillside, or The Pallbearer

It doesn’t matter how carefully I walk on wet grass— The water always finds a way to seep into my shoes. Strange thought to have when carrying what I am. Four of us lead the way to the hillside. The dead here are buried high up To make their ascent just a little easier. Beneath… Continue reading The Hillside, or The Pallbearer