sip of heaven, bottle of hell

sip of heaven, bottle of hell

At first taste he
slips down easy;
subtle sweetness,
flash of flavor,
warm buttery finish.

each drop thereafter
a touch more
of the dragon.
flash of teeth,
tongue of fire.

hot flames creep
from the belly
to the cheeks;
flash of fury,
burning char.

He’s all devil now;
seven heads,
seven crowns,
a drunkard…
and my love.

God Maker

God Maker

memory
intertwined
with fantasy,
so
entirely,
so
intricately,
that lines
blurred,
and colors
bled.
out of this
tangled
tapestry
men
were lost
and
gods
emerged.

Like the snake

Like the snake

Perhaps we recoil
at the sight of the serpent
not because he is so foreign,
on the contrary,
because we are so familiar.

Life ages and cracks
from the mundane;
we wilt under its exposure
into dry, flesh constraining
sacs of dead cells.
The binds of which
we shall revolt,
struggle…stretch…
and wriggle free;
leaving behind withered artifacts,
empty shells of what
(or shall I say whom)
we once were.

Like the snake
we shed ourselves
and slide reinvented
towards the sun.

The Buffet

The Buffet

She left a bitter taste;
a tongue stained
in disappointment.
Now he only dines
at the buffet;
filling his plate
with hot flesh,
meaty cuts,
lean legs,
oiled skin.
Spoonfuls of red,
or brunette,
on the side.
Dips his fingers
into chocolate,
white cakes,
strawberry pie.
Thickens his heart,
feeds his eyes, yet
disregards the hunger.
For nothing here fills.
Nothing sustains.

It Begins & Ends with Her

It Begins & Ends with Her

He only exists
beneath the plane
of her fingertips,
below the trail
of her parted lips.
All else is vapor.
All else is mist.

Jigsaw

Jigsaw

the walls you build
fail to conceal
the sweetness of your soul.
A sideways spirit
with haunted eyes
besieged by Almost Forevers
and Firelight Lovers.

Strings of paper doll darlings
one size fits all
won’t pale the horrors
fill the hunger
or patch together
your shattered heart

winter was fierce
so lets spend summer
patiently picking through
the scattered colors
starting at the corners
tracing the borders
piecing together
our puzzled hearts.

To Tame a Predator

To Tame a Predator

Love him-
like an exotic animal.
Respect his power;
Keep him well fed.
…read more

Happy Place

Happy Place

Down in dark spaces,
neck to neck in rat races,
or any other crazy
hectic places,
I close my eyes…
and see the canyon.

In the canyon,
I close my eyes…
and see you.

Addicted

Addicted

you taste of salt,
hot & buttered,
bourbon breath…
I drink your words,
and tremble.

You taste of strawberries,
rich & sweet,
white chocolate teeth…
Blood bubbling
like champagne.

You are my aphrodisiac.
My addiction.
My drug and my high.
The more I taste…
the more I crave.

Your gaze,
sparks desire within.
Your touch,
ignites spark to flame.
Your kiss(is)
wild fire upon my skin.

Please…
just one more line,
moonstone
beneath my tongue.
I’ll take a bump,
one more hit,
Just a little fix
for this fixation.

You are my aphrodisiac.
My addiction.
My drug and my high.
The more I taste…
the more I crave.

[I may never have you,
but I’ll always….
want you.]

Desert Darling

Desert Darling

You’ll know her by
her wild heart;
Hair
Tangled as the land;
Lips
Ripen pink
with the prickly pear;
Curves
Rock
like an upright bass.

Her sun-baked skin
painted
with desert dust;
Brown
For those long passed;
Red
For bloody heartbreak;
White
A warriors perseverance.

You’ll know her by
her insatiable thirst;
Eyes
Pierce the cactus;
Hands
Calloused by the climb;
Feet
Blistered by the journey;

A wild heart
ba-bum
who
beats
ba-bum
with the desert.