Saturday, November 29, 2008


she was asleep
the linen would protect her
remember the lock on the door,
the alarm (always set)?
if you hear the pebbles knocking on the pane,
if movement disturbs the gravel
outside, underneath the window,
when the lock fails
and the alarm remains silent,
when darkness streams in
through the door forcing itself inside you,
if you wake, the night will break.
sleep and let the linen protect you.

Saturday, November 15, 2008


it's something that you never think will happen to you or someone you know. i found out only minutes ago and my only thought was to write. i cannot cry or scream. i cannot feel anger. i just feel an overwhelming need to write. as if writing will turn it into something it is not.

it is just a story. a story that is distant. make-believe. a story that will end. please God let us wake up from this. i fumble for words of comfort. words that will never reach her soul. maybe if i wrote better i could write for her. write beautiful words that would tell her about a future she can still have. words that would take away the finality of what she had to go through.

what do i tell her now? how will i face her knowing that smile is no longer the same? she is pure. she is pure and innocent. it is not she who has been stained.

Friday, November 14, 2008


Loving you is jumping off a rock
72 feet high
into white waters.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


How many times have I written your name?

Again and again I have written your name.

Write over and over just that, your name.

As if to tell my heart who it is that has been lost.

As if to tell myself what it is that I will never have.

I pen the letters one by one, calling for you.

I mark them down and sense that I am waiting.

How many times have I written your name?

Oh the countless times that I have written that name.