Tuesday, April 1, 2003

Poems I like........

I get up and I am blank.

I shift through emotions like clothes in a closet.

What to wear today?

Condescending brat? Tortured soul? Calculating madman?

They all fit so well.

So snug.

And I wonder who you will be today.

Chivalrous? Thoughtful? Wounded?

You and I, we have so much in common I think.

We slip on our suits of armor. We do battle.

Arthur and Lancelot. Batman and The Joker.

Except we crossed the line.

We wanted more than life gave us.

We pushed the limits and we tumbled down.

And I cover the scars, oh yes.

You do, too.

Scars of love and need. Scars of sex and lust.

And today….today…..

Today is another day of hating you. Of loving you.

Of ripping off a mask only to replace it with another.

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In my mind,
there's monster
in my head.

Connection with the beast.
He's always near.

No one will
ever know.

What it is all
about.

Since the day
I can't remember.

My own demon
with black eyes.

I can meet him
in my dreams.

He comes
every night.

There's no escape.

If he dies I die.
And I think I want to live.

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