{ a different truth }

and now you tell a different truth 
in whimsy, sheets, and secret fire; 
i'm not meant to understand 
why oftentimes, in our desire, 
we cannot see or reason to 
or reason thorough, or at all -- 
for lies can be a different truth 
and therein lies my rise 

and fall

The Stars Fell Down Like Rain

The ceiling left, the stars fell down like rain,
We bathed in pleasure born of years
And different kinds of pain —
I felt your burning hot,
Your fire stoked;
The stars fell down like rain, and we
Were soaked

What is that we know when we’re set free?
The moments just before: a shadow dream
Of what’s to be —
I do not know a word for that desire:
For though we name so many things,
We do not name a fire

The roof blew off, the stars fell down like rain,
We bathed in pleasure born of fire
In a braided chain —
A license given,
Never then revoked —
The stars fell down like rain, and we
Were soaked

the conquistador

it's wrong he loves his wife he does
he knows that this is craziness
it's like somebody else is there
inside his head and driving this

and headed to that shape that scent
that feeling blending conjuring
all mixed with the illusion that
it's him doing

the conquering 

the how in starting

he asked her if she'd go with him
for what was a night of elegance
with nothing inappropriate
conveyed by either word or glance

so they were there as colleagues
zero shown or done or evidenced
but oh the food and drink were good
and much indulged and somehow sensed

the car a sudden kiss and she
no longer cared of right or wrong
or anything except to feel
among within this she belonged

to his hotel to hours spent
from what was maybe innocent
to fire spread with such dispatch
that all it took was just one

match

Nothing Like She Was

AFTER the moment spent 
 the arching back
 the long release
 
 she sees

NOTHING but an empty void
 a reasonless
 and clamoring anxiety

 but this

IS LIKE other addictions, in
 its heinousness
 and fated-ness

 oh that

SHE WAS that other girl
 that happy girl
 she used to be