escape

most days I escape
into the beauty of words –
the ones you’ve written

neutrality

mercury rises
from the base of my neck
to the top of my head –
where a garden is planted –
a volcano
threatening to scorch the
seeds of tomorrow’s dreams

widening stress fractures run along
my jawline in tectonic motion
and I am pulled apart
like disagreeing continents
unable to exist next to one another

quietly. I slip myself
into the deepening trench of oblivion –
neutral territory
in this civil war

the long road

it’s a long walk from the corner
of my mind’s eye to the gaping wound
in a discarded memory
where life oozes out in decibels
too loud for human ears
but unbearably deafening to the heart that
feels each love’s and dream’s brushes with death

I could have taken any road
but the long one seems to be
this life’s preference
so I walk and walk into unknowns
from places I’ve never been comfortable living in

dreams

night composes dreams
writes them from bits and pieces
of a limited and
fragmented existence,
leaving them at
neuronal junctions
criss-crossing space like
an unplanned city grid

some
remain elusive
when wee hours
disturb sleep
while others remain
as vivid as moon kissing
the darkened sky or
sun pulling itself
from a deep blue ocean

a few
speak soft
gentle words of love
into awaiting ears

some
stir deep
breathless desires
in a cauldron of lust

more
awake in sweat
straining vocal
chords with piercing
strangling screams

mine are
more, more
often than not.
at least the
ones that recur
anyway

*Will be back soon to catch up on reading. I struggle sometimes to be in this environment. Thank you, for supporting my simple words. I appreciate it. – SD

the insta-spam-like

*We interrupt this program for an urgent message:

it’s embarrassing
isn’t it
when you catch yourself
clicking that star
on the wrong post
while taking your
spam-liking journey
through a tag reader
and then have to
un-like it

maybe you should
pay more attention
as you fish
for stats
and indiscriminately
shuffle through
this space
with your head down

we’re not interested
in your kind
here

*Now, back to regularly scheduled programming…