All of This

All of the universe All of the stars Contained in a cup Ever expanding psalms

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Tanka #2

We are but cobwebsInside a plundered palaceForeign to our hostDrifting on midnight’s zephyrDying to remain instilled

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Lovebirds

New love so saccharine, cherubs watch from on highBlushing as we writhe in angelic ecstasyYour voice will sufficeDrown out a judgemental dirgeDoves & crows sing jealouslyTwo hearts heave—a frantic mergeOne half of the same soulSeparate wings make us whole

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Breathless

Panic stationsThe conductor’s missingAnd this train’s gone off the railsPupils in dilationNo light, just chemicalExhale Lost to temptationScrambled informationInhale A Bullet punctures the basionSanity’s cost of livingMental hangnailTorn offBreathing fails

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Anastasis

We gaze beyond the universe’s precipiceand the Terror plucks out our eyesto utter its name invites a feast of tonguesthe Word corrupted, it sleeps no longerSol rages, the Herald cries—ruinwe came from stars; now we returnnourishment for the Sun Eater’sAnastasis

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Mórrígan’s Tribute

Mórrígan wanderson hills once emeraldnow stained with kern Badb Catha’s murderopens the gateFéth fíada descendsand fae dance with old kingsto live evermorein the Other A bed of cloverboth tribute anda dead man’sshadow

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For You My Lamb

What would you doif violence were forced upon you?bloodstained sandssteel wolves ravaging lambscompel you to flee this land An aegean expansethe danger it yieldsleaves you breathlesswhitecaps meet a forlorn handtwo lights vanish in a stillborn sea

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Fall of Orion

Artemis’ arrowof the golden shaftlightning thatbroke the skycleaved off Orion’sshoulder asBetelgeuse turnedsupernova His club tumbledfrom heaveninto the Atlantictearing our worldapart All that remainedwas a velveteen skyin mourningand silence

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Tanka #1

Nipped SomniloquyAn unheard conversationSleep rests in my eye Crumbs caught on the dream-catcherEarly morning prophecies

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Frisson

Music saves It elicits auditory awe in me A beautiful melody Can harmonize with my heart And syncopate my soul The beat washes over me I’m baptised in sound Dancing on the precipice of bliss Drown me in a sempiternal solo Let me live forever With this feeling Of frisson

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