Drums

featured in the poetry forum March 8, 2015  :: 0 comments

Time ticking
Our tilted heads

Only flesh fearing the inevitable

Infinite space the heart of God
Spirits living within that beat
So sweet
Never crying again

Forgetting all of this
That we have done.

editors note:

An empty slate, all past is passed; God-beat achieved. – mh clay

BACK STEP

December 16, 2010  :: 0 comments

Bring me down
from my madness

a high
acceleration

pumping
me into more
than I really am

ease into me
my only woman

crying
this time and ever

dwelling in your eyes
where I should
have never left.

JOBLESS

February 3, 2010  :: 0 comments

I’ll be out
on the street
soon,
living in my car,
trunk full of clothes,
books I’ve read,
a couple pictures of the ex-wife,
sleeping bag in the backseat,
fogging the windows at night,
dreaming of home:
taking a hot shower,
TV on,
curtains closed,
door locked.

BURDENED

February 3, 2010  :: 0 comments

Folding inward to myself,
squeezing some emotion free,
something deep escaping,
exposing that
that I cannot contain,
loose in this chaotic world,

it flies away moaning,
declaring
there is more
to us
than a stick stirring a hole,

we have wings
unseen,
burdened with such a great guilt,

perhaps
if we fold inward to ourselves,
we’ll fill the sky.

MAKE IT SLOW

August 26, 2009  :: 0 comments

The pace quickening,
spreading meltdown

city, town, hut,
lowering tired heads under the weight,

pulling the shade down
on the vibrating window,

pretend not to see
buckling landscapes,

deliver me
into your realm,

seconds ticking,
swelling to burst,

unbutton your blouse
humming your song,

make it slow…

RIOT

February 24, 2009  :: 0 comments

Signed ourselves away,
pulverized into debt.

Unrealistic in our outlook,
unasked questions and means.

On our way to the grave,
faithless in our doom.

Flames in the dark,
a few moments to reflect.

Come and comfort me,
forsaken we kiss.

Never wanted to
win a war.

Reinvigorated
by your tears.

Chewing on a growing rage,
I can’t change my mind.

THE FALL

February 24, 2009  :: 0 comments

We are
the wonder of the world.

Enamored
with freedom.

Your repressive power
will fall this night.

MAKING ROOM

December 22, 2008  :: 0 comments

Stars flickering
so close to touch…

Fiery buildings falling
to the glowing ground,
making room
for a new city of hope.