“Filigree Paper”

How would you feel

about lying

On a glass floor

made entirely of cracks?

Would you choke,

lips in a croak,

sending shivers down your own throat?

This is why we can’t have

Nice Things as a means of

communicating with ourselves.

We break them before

we buy them.

I want you to have your

money stuffed and mounted.

SO long as it makes you

feel

better about spending it.

Take some responsibility

instead

it’s free.

“Blanched Greed”

There is nothing civil about your love.

It wrecks me,

not a dove,

but a vicious longing.

Something you created.

I buried myself inside your pulse,

while you sat and watched,

that girl,

sitting at the bar.

And the next time I saw you, there was a smile,

framed by bleached lips.

When I asked you,

where you got them from,

you said it was just a friend.

“Mad Scientists”

Writers are thieves in their own right,

taking eyes, lips, and hands for their own.

They steal beating hearts,

so their characters can long for the essence of another.

They pilfer garrulous lungs,

so their creations may breathe the words within them.

They abduct stubborn spines,

so their figures might find movement and heading.

A soul is the only thing they can’t pillage,

filch,

or take.

A soul is what they themselves create,

an entity that cannot be faked.