Windows to the Soul: Selected Poems


Roses and Thorns

Buy me roses

and

prick my finger

on their thorns, so

I may close

my eyes

and dream of

You.

paper cuts! in strange places!

I wrote you a love letter,

stood at your window,

and ate it.

A cynical conspiracy theorist (but in love)

What if

none of this is real;

not you, not me

and definitely not us.

What if

all of us are characters

in a novel; and every

time we forget,

it’s the author backspacing.

Then I would give

anything

to make our stories

intertwine.

Cupid’s Curls

I watch you dancing

across the room

unaware

bits of the love letters I hurled at you

still tangled in your hair