Poem : kind of Funny, wait for it

  For Steve the wicked, sexy cat, who broke my heart and more than that This fork in the world where you go left and I go right is where we finally part and never meet again in truth or sorrow. Never dare to kiss or miss me this dharma train moves only forward. You’ve…

Poem: Spencer’s xmas Tree

His eyes were crinkled like Santa Claus when he smiled even though he was young his soul was old ancient in time like mine. One Christmas he carried a 6ft live tree letting needles prick him for endless sidewalks, maybe 10 blocks for us to have a Happy Christmas he walked like Jesus gliding in…

Poem: Unrequited (haiku in 9 variations)

1) It feels like high school When I was a super fool Unrequited crush 2) Why does a crush hurt? Disappointment feels like loss Though it’s not real love 3) Imaginary Dreaming a future never Hope wasted pretend. 4) Peered eyes to my eyes Said I want to be just friends Nothing more again. 5)…

Poem: Tenderness

(For David T. who loved the unloveable in me) Maybe I never learned that I was good enough but with David I allowed it tenderness. He’s gone because I gave up I betrayed him and he was the kindest knight I ever loved but he was beyond my known beyond what I could trust I…

Poem: Your smile

Inside between the folds layer like oyster swirled chiffon French doors are opening shining swift kingdom of sunlight Rose gold salivating rivers sheen like supple baby snake a finger lapping purely silvered ocean waves sleep into clouds marking an invisible lip or a twinkling scar mirrored up and over again under currents racing an avalanche…

Epic Poem: For Ben, my first true husband

I met Ben in college he was my first magician my first true husband first fiancée among a list of others. He was super serious into film and photography puppetry musician pagan househusband stoner born in San Francisco 6’1 looking like Lucifer before the fall dark hair blue eyes legs 3/4 his total height unibrow…