I stand alone in a realm of ice
So cold that time itself slows
And falls like snow
I lack the courage to take a step
For the past is just as likely as the future
And though I chip away at my skin
Into a husk further distant from beauty
I know my heart still holds warmth
For as I remain here emotionless
I have broken my own heart
And felt it wither and weaken
Like the trampled garden below my feet


Living In Disgrace

I blame the moon
For these strong tides
My arm is too weak
To deliver my words

I blame the moon for my loneliness
As I parade around the shores
Swamped with washed-up writings

I blame the moon
Its many faces invite discored
And I find myself flattering ideas
Far from natural light

I stand here looking up
My body paralyzed by wonder
And I see my own reflection in the glow
I want to blame the moon


I am growing more restless
Every day
It takes longer for my heart
To Settle
This barren land I dwell
Is Edging
Closer to vanishing below the sand

Words of hope and love are difficult, too
Come by
Grab me by my wrist and drag me
Steal me
Away from my territory of turmoil
Shelter me
In your arms I will know

I am enough.


How much blood
Of my own
Have a lost?
How much flesh
Has been picked
And peeled with
My own nails?
Thoughts and feelings
Come and go
Birther of my worlds
And fantasies
But I stay
I remain and I
Because death
Is a reward for someone
As cruel as I
And punishment for others
For I expect of others
What I do not meet
Let me live over