Phrases Turned

Splendid Illusions

Splendid Illusions

To love, to behold… to view the splendour of you To kiss your lips, to run the back of my hand along the contours of your cheeks To love so deeply, so completely, so intensely, that all existence seems to fade next to your smile, To cry, such deep tears, such wells of...

Sway

Sway

A seed planted in ancient times, by ancient hands, in ancient soils… Nurtured by an eternal sun, forged by divine alchemy, strengthened by the blood of many… In your earth nations have blossomed, and waned, and committed ritual suicides… as nations do. Emperors of...

Seducing the Summer

Seducing the Summer

You walk up to my door, survey the front porch where Spring and Autumn mix, mingles and dances circles on the floor in front of you. The smell of flowers and winter rain lingers gently, lazily, like children playing in your hair, like butterflies after the storm… So I...

Epiphany

Epiphany

A reckoning of an ancient sin… This divide between us This chasm that has kept us apart for lifetimes These shackles that keep us chained These weights These heights These breadths These tears These smiles This love I cannot give you So what are we to do my love? What...

Soul Cerebellum

Soul Cerebellum

Dedicated to Clayde on his 19th Birthday 08/06/2001 A tender touch A firm grip A patient smile A butterfly A dewdrop A peppermint This is you: Soft stone Sweet mischief Tender steel

Tide

Tide

Washed up on your shores, I open my eyes, and I look into the endless expanse of your sunset. your sky that embraces me, your clouds that enfold me, your waves that push the limits of my being to new places. I feel between my fingers your sands that never seem to...

Masochist

Masochist

Entangle my spine with your impurities. Suffocate my being, pollute my brain with your relentless lies and brutal emotional abuse. Make me out to be the evil one in this duet. Don’t you hear my internal screams, my subconscious teeth gnashing, pounding, shivering, and...

Tense

Tense

Before there were treasures, Before there were pleasures, Before there were measures, There was love. Before there were cries, Before there were lies, Before there were skies, There was love. Before there was agony, Before there was blasphemy, Before there was sodomy,...

What Afterlife?

What Afterlife?

Two immortals were cruising the town one day. He asked what they would do. So what do immortals do? Been there… done that. Again.