He wanted to heal her broken heart, hang lace in her window Give her a greenhouse rose, the unnaturally perfect orchid Fragrant spring to fill her house, But he made toxic cocktails at the bar Laid skulls of thalidomide babies Whale bone and relics from Dachau at her door. Mid-spring layers of acid ice and snow […]
What Chopin wanted most was to die in George Sand arms, on his deathbed all he got Was a nosegay of violets She left at his door When her daughter turned her away– People can be such shits. He wrote a friend on his deathbed, “She promised me I would die in her arms.” How did […]
Left-nut-groin on fire and “the thing” is getting bigger Pissin’ me off, Pissin’ Mr. Happy off! Don’t tell him it’s no big deal; He’s so not into spermatocele, Play with it, play The Cramps, whatever Don’t this call for morphine, Doc To cut the phantom nerve pain out? Lower gut above the cock Morphine now, […]
Christmas Morning by Rayn Roberts Photo by bones64. CC0/Public Domain license.
For JD How long it took to know, however hard we wished There was no return, no starting over for us – With an ocean between I recall a day in California The fire of summer inside Cool blessing of water nearby Our spirits falling to the clarity of desire and later Waist-deep in mountain […]
I had my annual physical today and all was well. The Doc. asked if I had any concerns, I said “I need a strong pain killer for a broken heart.” He laughed, but I said, “I’m serious. Nothing but booze helps and that gives me a hangover. Can’t you give me something for it?” He […]
What is there in the end but forgiveness And forgiving one’s self. What is regret when we cannot go back To change anything done? We only move forward To more change, the slow breakdown Of the body, aging and death, There is that, of course, but The quicker one can do it the better: Live […]