Monday, February 09, 2015

connect

i laughed
and laughed
and laughed
till i choked

and then
i took a breath 

caught your eye
and we burst out again 

some best friends
are made overnight

Thursday, January 29, 2015

inseparable


softly
sound the notes
scattered at first 

the right hand 
light,
tentatively touches
the ivories 

the left hand 
guttural, lends the song
form,
shaping it.

the two
play with each other
tugging, pulling

the right hand
laughs
trills
like a girl

the left hand 
more masculine,
rooted 
forms the bass
on which she builds 

they move
towards each other 
mostly

but at times, leave
to randomly float 
into rubatos

returning
in joy  
sometimes, the notes 
too close to each other

sometimes
at octaves
too far apart 

noisy, turbulent 
but keeping time always
through the rests

making peace 
through the tests. 

when you learn the song
you learn to play
both hands together 

two 
is a melody.


Sunday, January 04, 2015

go for it

discuss not 
your plans
to those 
who don't understand. 

think not 
about what people
will say 

they're always saying. 

conserve your energy
for treading the path 
you wish to take

look not 
at any others. 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

rooted

I think
if I put my roots 
in you 

I would make
a fine tree.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

don't trade your
peace of mind 
for 

don't trade
your peace of mind.

Monday, July 21, 2014

sleep 
you soothe me
you help me 
you immerse me
in thoughtlessness
and your sweet gentle care 
 
i crave 
your company

you're a friend.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

open space
can you
wrap yourself
around me?

so i don't feel
caged anymore

Friday, February 07, 2014

toussaint

the pianist
does his thing
and we are prisoners
behind his bars