a real life love poem

Roses are red, violets are blue sugar is sweet and addictive and love is too. it’s sunny Sunday driving, an orgasmic late afternoon, it’s endless frustration, but for a life lived over the moon. it is patience and silence when harsh words come to mind, its my favorite home-cooked meal when the world has notContinue reading “a real life love poem”

God Bless Us All

In Toni Morrison’s new book, God Bless the Child, she rips the rawness from humanity like roots from the ground and plants it on the page for you to explore. I recommend it, and the extremes of empathy that come with it. What I took from it primarily, was a practice that was carried out each SaturdayContinue reading “God Bless Us All”

My mother’s endless love. 

The love of my mother has no prejudice. The love of my mother is not blind.  The love of my mother has no bounds. The love of my mother is always kind.  The love of my mother never pauses.  The love of my mother simply searches,  for ways to make you feel better inside.  The love ofContinue reading “My mother’s endless love. “

To Forty, With Love

Surprising is the sentiment that sisterhood brings To a life once thought to be full. It turns out that the sister-less are, after all Without a love most pure and wonderful. A sister-in-law, to be clearer just here, Is an especially delightful kind. Born from the love of the love of her life And theContinue reading “To Forty, With Love”

Neruda’s Love Poems – Rewritten

I love your feet only because they walked upon the earth and upon the wind and upon the waters, until they found me. in the skin of the grapes I thought I touched you. do not take from me your laughter. when your laughter enters it opens for me all the doors of life. inContinue reading “Neruda’s Love Poems – Rewritten”

Straight Through the Sunset

We got in his old pick-up truck and he started the ignition. The vinyl seat was like ice beneath me, but he had lit something within me. Jack was rugged and charming, he had the swagger of an athlete from birth, and that voice, like the trucks engine, making me both nervous and excited. HeContinue reading “Straight Through the Sunset”

Native

Across the sand Bare feet deep breath dive in calm, clear, teal farther and farther lungs scream tiny schools mermaid hair soft sand reflections waves tepid Atlantic wraps around skin hearts aglow loyal sunshine foggy brain molecules cling his presence lingers dive deep

Paper Thin, Black and White, One-Sided, Insatiable, Insomniac Love

I am an intimacy junkie. Ask my boyfriend. I need it like oxygen. The closeness, the familiarity, the private cozy friendship, the feeling that my feelings are shared. Without it I feel lonely, even in a room full of people. It has only recently occurred to me that the fault of this doesn’t fall upon myContinue reading “Paper Thin, Black and White, One-Sided, Insatiable, Insomniac Love”

Ordinary Won’t Do

In what world is this Too pretty to kiss Too bold to relate Too pedantic about fate Too sure to question Too pure, this breath Too undying this passion Too soon this death Where mediocrity thrives, certainty dies Petulance cries and devotion tries For a stronger pull in this way or that The way strangersContinue reading “Ordinary Won’t Do”