Lovingly Bruised

see here
this mark all dark
swollen ache
pulsating tinge
spreading around

it hurts
covered over
it will fade away
healed to sight

while underneath
your words fester
inside my veins
incurable sepsis
eating my soul

i don’t deserve this
you don’t deserve me
so why do I hunger
to stay here this way
begging to feel your pain?

Poem: Feline

you glide through night shadows
elusive and hungry
going where the moon goes
lingering closely by

why is it I bother?
trying to entice you
with fresh food and water
and a new toy or two

you choose to come and go
slipping into my bed
moving with your flow
nothing more to be said

purring satisfaction
you linger longingly
then moved by distraction
stalk away haughtily

leaving me confused
by the nuisance of cats
and easily amused
by the intrigue of kittens.

Haiku: Moon

Photo linked from https://sacredascensionmerkaba.com/2016/09/07/harvest-moon-abundance-success-rewards-portal-sept-15-17/

harvest moon rising
stirring the light in your eyes;
will you dance with me?

Poem: Scent

i keep your shirt
– the one you asked
if i had seen
as you packed

i keep it safely
sealed tightly
hidden in a box
next to my bed

and when the ache
of your absence
grows too much
i pull it out

burying my face
and my heart
inside the cool
cotton clothe

breathing deep
the magical scent
that was you.

Poem: Crisp

slow summer heat
burnt around the edges
crumbling into dust

still Autumn weeps
for fading August heat
keeping secrets to herself

while I linger outside
hoping to catch a glimpse
of you again walking by

knowing it’s impossible
for the dead to walk
or time to freeze fast

leaving me here waiting
for leaves to burn bright
falling into winter night

there is no greater aching
than the empty sorrow
of clinging memory.