The last dance

Do you remember how it all began? You were lost and beaten down by the ghosts of lost loves, I held you on those cold nights. I whispered to you of strength, the power that you held inside but were afraid to embrace, I showed you how strong you could be, I held you until …

for felix

If I offered you a smile or a night or even that summer you long for, would you forsake forever and be satisfied with my offering? Would my affections, or my passion or even the time that you long for, be enough to replace the promise of something lasting? A poem is easy a smile …

Death of an Angel

She smelled of vanilla and lilac and though she was near death’s door her smile lit up the room and her voice whispered of past pleasures. And even though I sat across the room, I could feel her presence fill the space, time stood still for all to look at her as she stood there …

Third Movement

It falls from the late, grey winter sky, first a few drops, then finally in sheets. The rain falls, relentlessly, for days on end with all too brief pauses, just long enough for a lone cat caught under the car to be driven back to the safety beneath a house. There are people caught in …

A day in the woods

A sunny day alone in the woods, I think of the time my father walked by my side. Down the trails we went, when I was just a boy. Time spent with my father, doing things men do together. Walking up the steep hills, jumping over fallen logs, stomping through mud. Laughing together and breaking …