Category Archive: Collaboration

Scarred Walls (For Talissa & Ivor)

Memories of you and me in this room. Did the walls bear witness to every whisper, every moan? Secrets in hearts forever entombed in pulsating chambers. Our lies inscribed on scarred walls of… Continue reading

Three Haiku Poems – Don’t Feed Them (For Ryn)

I smile as they starve. Their bones protruding from skin. I’m hungry, they scream. I watch them grow small. Not one crumb from me again. They hunger for pain. I’ve dug them a… Continue reading

War Zone

Should I walk away as your fire burns me? Not even touching you, I smolder. This *Aegis shield I wear is my frigid icy stare. Keep your distance. Beware. This battle of right… Continue reading

Chimerical Lake (For Eilidh)

I’ll drink from a chimerical lake, let fantasies swirl inside, surge joy into a stagnant heart once cloaked in melancholy skies. I’ll feel the rush of the wind stretch sails taut and tight.… Continue reading

Oxygen Deprived

Ceased circulation restricted air to all things. Thinkers now extinct.   This haiku was inspired by the creative and beguiling Scooj and his poem, “State Employment.”   

Five Haiku Poems: Bruised, Yet Hopeful

Within this brick wall, lies my heart where no light shines. Rejected, it sleeps. Hidden in the dark – dreaming so damn hard and tight. You’re not mine, it weeps. In this tiny… Continue reading

I Stand

Wedged in a tight space, dark surrounds and comforts me. Soul screams to be free. I push against walls. Fragile membrane splits and breaks. Light warms my cold face. Closed eyes now open.… Continue reading

Five Haiku Poems: Persistent Winter

Winter is like a bad date who doesn’t want to leave…   These cold winter winds slice through clothes with icicle fingers down my throat.   My tonsils tickle. I cough out the… Continue reading

Five Haiku Poems: Phallic Dreams

Dreaming of glory, young men fear nothing except their naiveté.   Clumsily blushing, they wish for carnal knowledge. Cursed virginity!   From experience comes power as men count up notches on bedposts.  … Continue reading

Five Haiku Poems – Double Standards / Identical Sins

Inching close to him – her ring fades in the twilight. Shadows hide her sin. Scarlet-lettered girl. Tongues wagging, fingers pointing – I’m glad I’m not her. His ring gleams bright gold. Power… Continue reading