love letters #poem

i am looking over your love letters
my hands are shaking
winds are trying
to take them away from me
bury them
into the depths of the roiling ocean

i am fighting the winds
i am back with you in that place
palm trees born from violet skies
white drapes covering adrenalized lovers
i am laughing
follies of love
your teeth leave painful marks
on my shoulder

winds funneled through my heart
push me into the ocean
salty waters corrode my nostrils
stingrays puncture my arteries
a church bell tolls
your letters
where are they?

@short-prose-fiction

 

don’t wait for me #poetry (revised)

don’t wait for me

please find another lover

i’m riding camels with the Bedouins

watching the golden sunset coiling in the desert

i’ll enter Alexandria by morning

the day Mark Anthony committed suicide

 

don’t wait for me

go find another lover

i’m in the Île de la Cité on Friday the thirteenth

the Friday which forever will be feared

the smell of burning flesh is choking me

the Knights Templar are shedding tears

 

don’t look for me

until I’m writing you again

past sunsets murmur in gray fumes

and in the night before His resurrection

like Mary Magdalene

i’m looking for a tomb

 

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