Archive for poetry


07/24/2009  |  16 Comments

this is how I want you:slow. deliberate. measured. languorous. torpid bordering on excruciating, with kisses that keep you counting the millimeters between our... more

Protected: Tee Shirt

05/19/2009  |  Enter your password to view comments.

The week we didn’t talk, I left my favorite black tee shirt at your house. It is worn down, so... more

Protected: I imagine watching you

04/17/2009  |  Enter your password to view comments.

From across the room, like that fantasy we shared months ago about watching you dance, watching your hips move, your arms... more

Protected: The Good Kind of Unbearable

03/23/2009  |  Enter your password to view comments.

You remember how this feels.It's familiar, even though it's never quite been like this before. Something in your heart remembers... more


01/02/2009  |  4 Comments

I want you in the gloaming, in the grey / light of near-dusk, anxious to fade / the brightness of morning, midday, / the tragedy of sunset back into the / dim tones where we no longer strain // to see.more

My Father’s Son

12/03/2008  |  25 Comments

Dad, were you wondering how I got here? How I went from that tree-climbing skinned-knee ragamuffin girl to this prettyboy? ... I never was your tomboy daughter, never got in fights with the boys in the neighborhood, never stood up to the bullies of my younger sisters. I was the artistic one, moody, on my own. Studying my peers as we metamorphosed into our adult bodies.more

box of darkness

08/18/2008  |  2 Comments

The Uses of Sorrow (In my sleep I dreamed this poem)Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness.It took... more

Protected: the solace of solitude

08/01/2008  |  Enter your password to view comments.

solace \SOL-is\ noun: 1. Comfort in time of grief; alleviation of grief or anxiety. 2. That which relieves in distress;... more

Protected: … I would say

07/17/2008  |  Enter your password to view comments.

If asked of the state of my heart, I would say:She is currently under attack. Falsely accused of becoming a... more

Protected: “I’ve seen you do that.”

04/02/2008  |  Enter your password to view comments.

datedyke:a few things in response.1. if I'm reading your email accurately, what you said is that you are inviting me... more