measured steps in the woods

so taken
with sounds
of whistling
and muffled steps

could walk
in circles
discovering
new sights at every turn

so lost
in time
and thought
let me linger

hungry loons

so close to that other side
please don’t go
and leave me here

dampness only works
when we share heat
and banter

a taste of you
has only made me
more hungry

there’s so much
I forgot

I know I’m not a dayglo kitten

itchy to strip away
all I can reach
I’d be raw

dousing rage
doesn’t work well
naked

but to feel unfiltered breezes
would be worth the burn

you’re not an answering loon

cool ripples moved
across carefully designed
cesspools

you know how delicious
it feels to savor muck
with me

we’re immeasurably right
touching skin and hair
and teeth

let’s answer hunger by moonlight

I’ve been plucked and laid
across a world of
saccharine beauty
and cool intellect
my feet don’t touch
the ground here

I miss the pretense
of a better tomorrow
and castles of music

there’s no guarding the heart
when the mind’s at play

moon swallow

this will be the third moon I’ve swallowed
mocking the hyacinth
painting in blues

I like how it fills me
trembling and decadent
wrecking and soothes

without telling character or context
trading in sorrows
covering in lime

I like how it dysotopes
stretching cold fires
strangling for time

bird in rain

no variations within
the deviant’s always
askew
nutty and soft inside
craving arms
enfolding
finding arms
akimbo
ire and algae
bubble out of the geyser
won’t somebody see
can they superglue the wing
or is it too cracked
the song’s still lovely
wait a moment
listen