the last sin
  pale ashen sky
a bleary eye
clouds of recurring screams...
i am a zoo
  an octopus leviathan
tentacles into an ocean
of unformed emotions...
syphilis and love  
  syphilitic pall
stifles the clear blue
i contort...
shell and pearl
  amidst highs and lows
in life's ocean flows
a shell peony-mouthed...
i am an unmarried mother
  fed on stings
of barbed milk morality
my child-plankton...
the lovers
  cell upon cell
bridge of their union
hung on the pillars...
  ogre of age
and time cavil
at a warm picture...
the young today
  innocence thaws
at the altar
of ambition...

Nowhere to run 

One in the morn, another before dinner
Chasms in her mind get deeper
Chemicals run wild, spill
Her throat turns dry, taste bitter
Dig inside the bowels of darkness
And wretch it out of your body
Just like that
Easier said than done
When you are stalked
Sit in the sun
Go for a walk
Love your daughter
Get a routine
Get a life
You bet
Learn to live
Without love
Or fear
You have no choice

26 January 2010