Saturn Rising

The sun set behind a veil

Still twilight stripped me

Exposing my truth

Feel the yesterdays

Fall around me

As the night’s faint light

Traces every beat

Of my heart

While the first star

Confessed my life’s journey

Straight into your arms

Love commands me

To submit 

To time’s opaque omnipotence

And throughout the night

Your tenderness is all that remains

Upon my flesh

Jupiter Descending 

Feel me
Completely fall to pieces

In your embrace

The darkness that loitered

Scatters in the starlight

As my skin wears yours

Like the dense night air

Cloaks the dreams of lovers

And my heart is the sound

Of ten thousand drumbeats 

Before the crowd of eternity

Looking upon us

From a luminous perch

Beyond the lusty shadow

Of my body’s surrender

Andromeda’s Web

I’m not a girl with the sea at my feet in the morning
Having been beyond the horizon in the dogeared pages of the night sky
The vast encyclopedia of the love of lovers
Is trapped inside time’s vacuum of loneliness
The light I know is from distant memories
And it again is consumed by empty promises
Like wishing upon a star that faded long ago
All desire has fallen prey to the science of lies
This hurt masquerades as the truth
My pain is beautiful

Last Prayer 

Crouching beside my bed
in case time will vaporize me before the light of day
I am just me
While here, in this anopheles pose I am alive
Here I am innocent
barren and bereft
of that which I found within the ebb and flow of your tenderness
I need
I hunger
Electricity rushes through my fingertips
delivering precursory messages from the depths of my soul
alerting me that I will have you again
I must
I am not woeful in my yearning
as I disguise myself within these misaligned shadows
that quietly creep across me
and hush behind the umbra
that lies beyond the afterglow
The hollow late night air scorches me with its bold confessions
As I consider my own salvation is lost deep within your arms
a last prayer drifts from my parted lips
For once I was lost, and now I am found.

Is this Reality?

The curl of my lashes
Draws you up in my mind

Scattered dust and spilled ashes

This crush feels unkind

The core in the deep

The love lost in the seam

Smudged with a weep

Iridescent moonbeam 

The crinkle of a brow

How my beauty feels so pained

Choked by time’s hands now

My light is forever feigned