Words: Hailstorm

slate stone skies sneering
scurrying people below
wind twisting clothing
around about askance

April promises
then threatens loudly
glowing warmly
moaning coldly

do I dare venture
out for some bagels
old cheddar cheese
bottle of Sangiovese

rat-a-tat rattle
across my rooftop
cancels any thought
of opening doors

pellets and ice balls
cover the walkway
inside it is warm
here I will stay.

Words: Demonic

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

I whisper
in obscurity

morning light
any hope I had
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
that gravity
again must win

i tried
your honour
i really did

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

i have no memory
of being satiated.