Tagged with heart

BULIMIA

BULIMIA

my heart bleeds for you but i’m anemic my mind cedes to you i’m catatonic for only this moment a blip on the screen my soul feeds on you but i’m bulimic. Advertisements

THE LOCKET in the Piker Press

THE LOCKET in the Piker Press

Published in the Piker Press “Well I can’t help if it takes time. It does, right?” There were no customers in the store and Eunice had been vacuuming and was now back behind the counter, windexing the display case and fussing around with the jewelry inside. She’d worked here eighteen years and always had a sense … Continue reading

LUNCHBOX

LUNCHBOX

I put a surprise cookie in your lunchbox today.   I tucked it underneath the black peppered turkey sandwich I made for you. The one on the 13-grain whole wheat bread you love so much, with the cajun mayonnaise you think is so special. It gives me such pleasure to make your lunch for you everyday. This is something I wouldn’t trade … Continue reading

BARREN LANDSCAPE

BARREN LANDSCAPE

i look at the blank screen my mind is blank too nothing to say that hasn’t been said the same old diatribes and pronouncements and hyperbole and a half again and more so i look at the stark wall my heart is stark too an utter contradiction of emotion and road wear of desolation and … Continue reading

LOVE YOU FOR YOU

LOVE YOU FOR YOU

somebody’s gonna love you just for you not because you’re so damn fine looking (which you are) and not because of the sound of your voice and not because you wear the nicest clothes or because you’re so cool and so hip they’re gonna see you and know you and love you for you they’ll … Continue reading

NOT NIHILISTIC

NOT NIHILISTIC

First appeared in the The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature It’s a common thing around here. Family cemeteries in people’s backyards or somewhere on their land. On land that’s been passed down from generation to generation. There are currently laws on the books protecting this sacred land from development. Would you want to build a … Continue reading

MOUNTAINS AND RIVERS

MOUNTAINS AND RIVERS

i’m at a loss for words of the kind that impress or titillate or move mountains or rivers that make you think twice the words that i say just can’t move mountains and rivers don’t hear me at all move rightly enough on their own i’m at a loss for words but of mostly ideas … Continue reading

LONELY LIFE

LONELY LIFE

I know all about it The hours of silence Your pacing back and forth Mind racing Never ending To and fro Here and there All alone How you are What you do Lonely life I see it all over you The wear and the tear The years what they’ve done Your heart hurting Pretending All … Continue reading

BEAUTIFUL FACE

BEAUTIFUL FACE

i need to romance you so tender i feel my soul fills with passion your heart i must steal i want you to kiss me a slow tight embrace i get so much pleasure your beautiful face soothes all of my sadness melts all of my strife and helps me remember there’s so much to … Continue reading

LOVE IT SHOWS

LOVE IT SHOWS

You can’t help who you love Why you love Where you love Or when It could be anyone Or anyplace At anytime It seems There’s not a choice in the matter Your mind starts its chatter Your heart’s pitter-patter Can’t explain You never know why it goes The way it goes Love it shows Goodness … Continue reading

SHE DID

SHE DID

My sweet old honey She stole my money It isn’t funny Yes she did My sweet old baby She left me maybe And drove me crazy Yes she did It’s been so long ago And it’s done even so Well I just didn’t know That she would Would I do it again? If I did … Continue reading

ALL IN A DAY

ALL IN A DAY

How do you soothe your loneliness? Click on the morning news? Does that make you feel less alone? How do you heal your wounded heart? With the most recently released gadget? Gotta keep up with the times, right? How do you forge more deeper connections? The ones you’ve been longing for, aching and pining for? … Continue reading

JUXTAPOSED

JUXTAPOSED

I do suppose We’re in repose But predisposed To juxtapose The light and dark The happy sad Together here We’re good and bad And goodness knows I can’t oppose Your soul exposed No longer closed But juxtaposed With pain and hate Where fear does reign Served on a plate Each day imposed So not composed … Continue reading

THINK OF MOTHER

THINK OF MOTHER

Learn the rules you later break Get the tools you have a stake In laying claim to what is yours To make it rain before it pours Do it your way there’s no other Hold your head high think of mother You know she’d want you to do The things that make you happy too … Continue reading

SHACKLES

SHACKLES

Of you I am curious With restrained fascination I am utterly enchanted You’re unorthodox and peculiar And idiosyncratic Neither logic or reason Could explain how you tick Or account for your ways You’re off-color, atypical And a breath of fresh air In a world where it stinks And it’s stale, hard to breathe My fire is … Continue reading

IN THE MORNING

IN THE MORNING

i’ll see you next time in the morning we’ll be together again in the day until then i bid you good tidings and for all that i wish for a lot that and more when the sun does come up and the dark turns to dawn i’ll be there my heart jumps for joy in … Continue reading

SCRUBBED

SCRUBBED

i swept the porch today it hasn’t needed much sweeping for some time now it’s true but it was cluttered with leaves as they’ve started to fall these last few days i split some wood today i haven’t needed to split much for months now it’s true but it’s time for a stockpile as it’s … Continue reading

LIFELINE

LIFELINE

you threw me a lifeline when no one was there you came and you conquered when life seemed unfair you lent me a hand when i was in need my heart is so glad cause it helped stop me bleed you scratched my old back without hesitation and asked me for nothing and gave me … Continue reading

NEVER BE

NEVER BE

Yes I’m enamored by you So I can’t won’t talk to you Yes I’m enthralled and enchanted and slain by the thought of you It’s been nice knowing you Yes I’m filled with dreams of you and visions and can’t stop seeing your face My mind’s where you’ll stay Cause we’ll never be.

DO TELL

DO TELL

tell me about your hurt and pain i can’t know you without hearing you speak your truth. tell me about your hopes and aspirations i can’t know you without envisioning what you envision. tell me what brings you joy and what brings you sorrow i can’t know you without knowing that which you love and what sickens your … Continue reading

WHY WE’RE HERE

WHY WE’RE HERE

feet hurt from walking heart hurts from feeling while my brain hurts from thinking and my face hurts too that’s from the smile that’s frozen there all the time now that hides the hurt and the pain from a life that goes nowhere and that stays off course and aimless with each day being the … Continue reading

SINK

SINK

I don’t wanna turn off the faucet It’s either a full on gushing with danger of overflowing Or drips slowly and painfully and loudly Drip, drip. The sink is full at the moment It happens sometimes when my mind is idle And when my heart is empty and lonely for you Times like now. I … Continue reading

RAINSTORMS

RAINSTORMS

Nature soothes my loneliness I know I’m not alone Mornings fill my emptiness Like nothing that I known Sunlight warms the bitter cold That’s frozen up my heart Rainstorms wash away the dirt That’s been here from the start.

CAMERA

CAMERA

i smashed my camera i shouldn’t have done it it was impulse no doubt there are pictures of you in there i knew i couldn’t look at them so i broke it i knew it’d shake me up too much seeing you smiling before the shit so enthusiastically and memorably hit the fan yeh that fan … Continue reading

STICK IT IN

STICK IT IN

I think I’m gonna start smoking inside again. I mean inside the house—not like a chimney mind you, twenty-four hours a day—and certainly not in bed or anything like that. And not with ashtrays full of stinky cigarette butts strewn about the house either. Currently I’m in the habit of going outside every so often … Continue reading

FLOW

FLOW

 Let it flow And you’ll know That your heart still feels pain Let it rush Feelings gush It will help ease the strain You’re alive You’ll survive There’ll be sun not just rain Let it out There’s no doubt It won’t all be in vain Let it flow And you’ll grow There’s just too much … Continue reading

HEARTBEAT

HEARTBEAT

The things I would Do for you If I had the chance If you were here And paid me some mind Which you don’t And never did But you could right? The things I would Say to you If our lives were different If we turned back the clock To those days when we met … Continue reading

NAIVE

NAIVE

You are so beautiful, More than the endless azure sky and heavens beyond. You are simply enchanting, More than the autumnal breeze that wisps lightly through the trees. You are relentlessly beguiling, And all who encounter you can’t help but be enthralled. You are astonishingly mesmerizing, How could one help but bow down in your wake? … Continue reading

YOU SAID GOODNIGHT FIRST

YOU SAID GOODNIGHT FIRST

It went on for hours Our conversation was just so good It was the being together part that felt so RIGHT to me. I told you I wasn’t sure I don’t know if I want to open up again I say this but I know that I’m opening anyway. I’m vulnerable with you. Despite what … Continue reading

SHROUDED

SHROUDED

Eye to eye Heart to heart Soul to soul Resolute and determined To make things happen As they ought. Keeping it real And on the level Clear and unquestioningly Focused on the truth As opposed to what we see It’s a dream. I mean we really ought to think about it Wouldn’t you say? Or … Continue reading

PSYCHE

PSYCHE

I wanna start working on that heart of yours Filling it up. I wanna start easing the anguish you’ve known Soothing the pain. I wanna start alleviating the strife that you’ve had Nourishing your soul. I wanna start listening to your dreams for this life Healing your psyche

THAT CHAIR

THAT CHAIR

I love my recliner. I’m looking at it right now. I don’t really sit there much at all, but when I’m relaxing on my sofa, I have a habit of looking at it. Often for too long. You used to sit there. Although you’re gone, the memory and vision of you still lingers. When I … Continue reading

BELIEVE IN YOU

happiness eludes you but it won’t always be this way   things will change soon before you know it remember I believe in you so you wait and see.   you’ve been awfully hard on yourself with such unrest in your heart and your road ahead looms with uncertainty and doubt   and it’s made … Continue reading

YOU WERE HERE

YOU WERE HERE

When you were here Things were different Than they are right now My heart sang My soul burst My mind was filled The music of you For the moment you were here anyway Life had meaning And purpose And when I looked at you I knew why I could see in you All I ever … Continue reading

MIASMA

MIASMA

Apropos of the dark, wet, foggy morning, he dragged himself from his slumber, finding it a challenge to accept that he’d have to face this day. The driving rain figuratively pelted his weary and heavy heart. As was his custom to always forge ahead, no matter the situation or circumstance, today he was determined to … Continue reading

LUNCHBOX

LUNCHBOX

I put a surprise cookie in your lunchbox today.   I tucked it underneath the black peppered turkey sandwich I made for you. The one on the 13-grain whole wheat bread you love so much, with the cajun mayonnaise you think is so special. It gives me such pleasure to make your lunch for you everyday. This is something I wouldn’t trade … Continue reading