Words: Demonic

diabolical
I wander streets
and shadowed alleyways
crook backed out of sight

you stand alone
to contemplate
waxing gibbous orb
reflected solar light

ravenous predator
cosmic caricature
craving humanity
unsuccessfully

Esmeralda
I whisper
whimper
mournfully
in obscurity

morning light
disintegrates
any hope I had
metamorphic
frozen calcified

I watch you dance away.

Words: Tingle

I feel your heat as
you stand close to me
unaware of the energy
seeping from your skin
arcing between us
electrifying every
molecule inside me

while you continue
explaining details
illustrating key points
unbidden pheromones
yearning testosterone
plays tricks with
my imagination…

you glance up
realizing my eyes
have become trapped
in the open folds
of your blouse

furrowed brows
over glinting eyes
you twist your ring
bite your lips
and walk away

leaving me
to my shame.

Words: Gravitas

naked i stand
on digital scales
looking for judgement
hoping that laughter
lightness of heart
will counter weight
the too many years
of too many dinners
and just desserts

heavy despair
holds me down

numbers flicker
climbing higher
still soaring
by electronic glare
i read the verdict
then sag condemned
with evidence
irrefutable
that gravity
again must win

i tried
your honour
i really did

i know what
you think
honestly
those empty
take away
containers
are not mine
as the jiggle
in my thighs
scream aloud
it’s a lie

i have no memory
of being satiated.

Words: Feasting on Berries

this morning i ate
cherries from Chile
blueberries from –
i don’t know where…
sweet and tart on my tongue
like a memory of you

back then
we went fishing
down by the river
feeding each other
tea and mandarin oranges
dreaming we were poets

it rained while we jigged
seeking rainbow trout
for our evening meal
casting hopeful glances
beneath our umbrella

warm feel of you
leaning into to me
eyeing berries
perfectly ripened
wanting to be plucked

later
in our tent
breathless we lay
sleepy satiated
stomachs growling
no trout nor campfire
smouldering rainbow
lingering in the east

you laughed
suggesting we feast
on berries all night
and forever…

Where do dreams go
after the dreamer fades?