Most disdainsycophantsUnless they’re sucking up to you I must admitThere is some comfort inbeing sucked up to But I disdainmyself whenI want to be flattered, too. Fame is fleetingIt only bringsFriends untrue

Rural Choice

I’m a #farm girl In white rural America Never saw a colored person Until I was a teen Never knew I was part of the issue The racism that leads to Insatiable wrath Until adulthood Where I got to choose love

Littoral Tides

Behind ebony dark eyelids Capricious dreams play out Nothing in the archive From origin until now Says she’d be more than normal Yet strong desires wash in On littoral tides

Extra You

I would go the extra mile Say things seeking your compliments I would spend the extra while Drop everything to talk to you You didn’t reciprocate the extra Leaving me in silent agony You didn’t put any extra you Into being extra for me


She never Thought It was greed As she Ate up His time Spoonful By Spoonful Morsel By Delicious Morsel Until He wrenched Himself From Her grasp Leaving her Gasping For want of him


Unfathomable The depths Of his devotion to me Unbreakable His trust That I will always be true Unquenchable The zing Sensation of love when I see him Unimaginable The disappearance Of that feeling one day


The robot lacked compassion The demon lacked hope The angel lacked deviance The alien lacked scope I tried so many kinds and times To get inside their heads Never found a friend Who felt what I left unsaid


If I could invent A way to spring into your arms Without an armada after me Pitchforks and torches I would stop time To spend time Talking and taking in the essence Of you It needn’t be more than intimate Smiles and hugs

Mirror My Soul

Crane my neck To hear the soft music The dulcet tones of your voice I could listen to forever Yet when you mirror my soul I see all my flaws clearly Periwinkle tears flow And I turn from your face

Saturn Assassin

Sipping club soda Afloat in a diner Beyond the orbit Of Saturn’s rings Reflecting on Cruiser crash Outside docking bay Six henchmen died Making herself known To the space cartel Before breakfast