Saturday, February 21, 2015

A poem for Anais Nin (on her birthday)

A poem for Anais Nin (on her birthday)

on the border 
of fish    and  
water bearer 
   you were not afraid
to caress 
your own soul 
in the name of love 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Pour toi

Pour toi 

your   presence   
is    a    prayer
the space 
 in    between 
love speaks
echoes dream. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Grace isn't something 
you speak without 
like a song,
it doesn't exist 
until it lives 
inside a story 
of its own #artandwords

Friday, February 13, 2015

A poem for a friend

When I showed up 
drunk with sweat
after riding the D train 
to New Orleans,
I knew my presence 
was like a prayer 
  you     whispered     
        but never 
I fell in your door step, 
but satisfied 
      because although 
you were too proud 
to ask for me,
being there 
was my 
      best gift yet. 

Sunday, February 8, 2015

I woke up

I woke up with tired arms 
because I'd spent 
all night  
  flying in my dreams

Monday, February 2, 2015

i miss your flavor

i miss your flavor 

i miss your flavor 
    of chores 
  orange peels
 and    my routine  of 
  the leaves 
rustle your    
   long     hair 
  while you stand 
  under our tree. 
wish i knew 
how to play   
      the guitar 
because if i did, 
i'd sing you
a song  
 i wrote     about     it.