NOTHING.ELSE

I don’t want him — I want her.
And nothing else matters.

Closely watching her movements

Rickashaying against the curtain are her shadows

Lamplight softening the harsh dark silhouette

Telling tales of her waking up in meadows.

For me, nothing else matters

Except the gleam of the light in her eyes

Showing how brightly her words swirl

Through inner workings of her mind.

I changed my mind

I don’t want him — I want her

Nothing else matters:

Cat caught ladybird.

J.F

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CAREFUL.NOW

Be gentle with me — careful now. My mind is fragile; I’m weak, somehow.

I’m not myself

Whatever that means

I slur my words

Be gentle with me.

Your careless ways

Stutter my speech

Careful, now

Be gentle with me.

Alone, again

As night falls fast

How long will this

Cold deathwish last?

I’m shaking here

Frost nipping toes

You warm me up —

Places no one goes.

So shut the door

Swing the blinds

Be gentle with me

And my fragile mind.

J.F

WIDE.AWAKE

Sleep holds me close

Like a lost never-ever lover

Forever a dream

No longer reality.

My subconscious burns

His memory in my brain

Cold dusk and bright dawn

Oxymorons of the mind.

I shut my eyes to the world

But, in my head I’m still a pearl

Sheep jump hurdles while I swirl

Fast asleep — the heart keeps beating.

You are mine and I am yours

For now, apart and still sore

Achy hearts make better scores

Soundtrack to life plays on repeat.

I’m wide awake.

J.F