Addiction

desperation

for a whole minute
no ringtones

no voices to hear
no texts to read
no one’s answering

somehow
he must at least
try to speak to himself
his fix to satisfy

while his mind
grins and whispers
“Do you hear yourself?
Do you see yourself?”

Bethlehemtide

perceive one twinkle
in a cumulus night sky?

or thy thoughts
with open sails
listening
as far as can hear th’ ear?

fingertips from hope?
but hope, nonetheless

with glitter to ornament
Heaven’s face
and ours

with reasons to smile
again

First Sight

you spoke
to me
smitten I was
by the scent
of your words
blinding me
speechless
… for a moment

your eyes
reflect’d mine
slowly drown’d
in a thickset fog
… for a moment

my mind
became abstract
a caldron
of turbulent thoughts
then mindless
… for a moment

I was in love
I am in love
forever
at least
… for a moment