Chōka: Love is like the Wind

love is like the winda blind force that stirs the worlddrifting by unseenflowing freely hand to handnever to be heldblowing softly in the earit whispers sweet thingsonly lovers understandat times it is stillwhere days pass without a breathyou are found wantingand with one surprising gustyou are knocked clean off your feet chōka (長歌, "long poem")  … Continue reading Chōka: Love is like the Wind

Light & Air (collaboration)

fear waits staccatomy sunken chest rises sharpthe clouded breath wafts accosted by frigid airreaching through the cracked window soft bellyrises and fallseyes closedI pay attentionto my connection timeless traditionbreeding safely within kinunfettered I flymy permeable will flowsone with the hidden senses an empathhypersensitive skininheritedyet, I remain heresponge like absorbing my delicate touchraps upon the spectral shieldethereal … Continue reading Light & Air (collaboration)

Haibun: Balanced on a Blade

What must happen to find reason on a ledge, peering into the abyss or seeking council in the poorly lit corners of the mind. Shaded, breeding contempt for love; pure darkness dwells in these thoughts.                      thoughts of a heartstring           life and death a beat apartbalanced on a blade                                        A blade to target the … Continue reading Haibun: Balanced on a Blade