Post-It NotesI imagine you--left leg tucked upbeneath you,hair shoved hastilybehind your ears,fingers perched on that spotI used to leave kisses--blotting these wordswith your tearsand frustration,guilt wrapping youlike a quiltbecause you knowyou always knew better.You thoughtyou were sharing something intimate,a secretthat would make the restchange,somehow--a part of youyou didn't think I knew about.You were a mystery--burgundy lip stainson my clean pillowcases,a half-empty bottle of champagneleft at room temperature...but you can't cona conman.In the morning,the Post-It notesaround the bathroom mirrorwill make more sense to you."Don't fall in love with me.You won't like itwhen I leave."
Sky PebblesThe sky,a sloped portrait,grazes the horizon;shooting stars skip past Scorpio's tail,laughing.
Lazy MoonbeamsMoonlight bouncesacross lazy dust motes--shadows on the door frame.
Glass DoiliesIcicle spiderwebslike lace across glass; asleepy moon stands guard.
Mason JarsMason jars, nestledin kaleidoscope leaves, collectliquid moonbeams.
Filtered PhantomsLilac ribbonswrap delicate wristsas grey phantomsglaze her eyes.All I can think--if people were poems,she'd be easier to read.
Sloped CeilingsA black galaxybillows around moon-rock knees;bird-shaped and lonely,the constellations twinkle--stickers on a dark ceiling.
Crescendo BreathsPhantom phoenix, your lullaby--broken like the wind over sandy shores--promises my heart will haltwhen you sneak, shy, into my veins, but...Crescendo--my pulse criesas your tail feathers tangle withmy fist, clenched clam-tight to your name.
Animal Ridges1. Nervous MomentsButterfliesrecaptured--misunderstandings.2. Dusk SettlingMischievous,firefliespirouette.3. Meandering LandscapesCaterpillarzigzags--daydreaming.4. Lover's AlibiMidnight--branchessilhouetted.5. Polka DotsBlossoming--ladybugspots.6. Starlight EchoingRabbitears,quivering.7. Hopeless DreamingScorpiomeandering--blindsided.8. Summer WarningsCicadalullaby--unsatisfied.9. Summer WatersUnbridleddragonflies--tsunami.10. Breaking the VeilTranslucentwings,fluttering.11. Slipping SunbeamsMoonlightmosaics--haunted.12. Painting MoonlightTigerstripes--stretchmarks.13. Lurking LionessAngrytresses--lioness.14. Pirouetting ShadowsGazellelegs;ballerina.15. Wild-Cat EyesLeopardspots--smeared.16. Plucked BirdsGraceful,feathersfall.17. Cotton SkiesStormclouds--broken.18. Waking the WorldYawningsunr