Port of Call

walking on sultry air toward the lightslingering to smell the hidden sunshinestill treading so softly on these nights tacit air is where you would caress mewhere the darkness holds our imprintsinto my heart my sailor from the sea my beach house, and I did give you allawake again as bodies spent exploringin Wilmington’s once lonely […]

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She Could Not Go But Dare Not Stay

wasted librettos float through white sheets hung out yesteryear to dryher pain begins behind dour cheeks and strikes notes off pageslonely tears no longer owning a tributary are sent away to lament and die on her way home, she passes a graveyard for spellbound weeping willowsporcelain pores ache to be heard, open still awaiting his […]

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Memories Etched in Photographs

Pussy willows motion to a yellow warbler, for its pollen drips like liquid gold. Focusing your lens, you beckon your loving directions softly to me. My heart hastens its beat, warming me, as I follow your instructions. Flip flops shed on the pond’s edge, where we have poured our passion and fed our love. My […]

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Dancing Among Moonflowers

time openly waltzed on the summit of passionate flames, arising from dry oakred and purple sparks created shadows in the woodlandsexploring each detail of her rare beauty, his heart leaped whenever she spoke longing for her to dance tonight as the full blue moon accented her pale skina ballerina whose pointed toes never stirred another’s […]

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My New Poem, “Violin Tears,” Now Live at Spillwords Press NYC

tears crystalize on my small face like water on frozen glassquivering my hand reaches out with such yearningcolors of sapphire, and rubies I throw onto our canvasarising shapes of merriment mix with raw, passionate memoriescascading like secret rivers seeking new tributariesflutes thrill as life kisses my soul, and an orchestra performstiny dancers twirl, floating on […]

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Gifts of Love

your heart’s chamber bleeds into minerare its color, like the yellow cardinalcaressing unsung spaces and introducing virgin treasuresa lock of my red hair you wear around your neckbracelets made from dried forget me knots, and lavenderinside your pocket a song I wrote, stained with a captured tearthe hat you wore so many years ago when […]

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Wisdom From Heartache

the in-between time held out her hand and offered hopewhispering my name through her honey and lavender breathhovering beside her were hummingbirds and white dovesjoyfulness bled blue, my heartbeats held in a glass treasure boxhanging from silk threads, like cotton candy, around her long necktaking her hand, she flew me into the realm of the […]

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Bashful Lily

black and white notes of the wide-eyed dusty pianospare the two lovers their uncharted melodybare windows are dripping tales on the insidewhile flushed water lilies turn their petals bashfullyemerald green and scarlet was their cottage on the searising from the bed now, sated, he moves with a focussmelling bacon, and fresh coffee brewing, her smile […]

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Leaving Again

memories of White Lake, pour over me like a cloud shedding its fluidthe lake of glass, glistening in the sun, reflecting silent laughterlooking at your toes underneath this cooling mirror, I sighthe rough wooden pier that stretches out, as a second summer daycalling my name, like a silk scarf longing to feel fingers touchingmusic lingers […]

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