The Ransom of Light

These hours are dangerous,
when there is only
the light we create
to hold back the darkness,
and somewhere between
passion and madness
is found the spark that
tames the thunder and
captures the wind
and with them weaves symphonies,
else these hours offer silence
and hopes and dreams
are allowed to wither and fade,
and be lost to the corpse of day…

The Wild

It’s wild out there,
and dangerous,
a wilderness full of peril:
the deep and dark woods,
the jagged lofty mountains,
the sweeping desert wastes,
and open, endless plains;

it’s wild out there,
among soaring glass spires
standing over a web
of asphalt and concrete and light;

it’s wild out there,
in those places were shadows loom,
and creatures both man and beast,
flesh and bone, known and unknown
lurk in search of flesh and soul for their feast;

it’s wild out there–

but never so wild
as the heart full
of an urge to go to do to be,
to wander under stars
on paths as yet untread;

it’s wild out there…

…but it’s wilder in me.


I want the anguish
Of the end that never comes,
The feeling that tomorrow is
Hanging onto today
With an iron grip–
The same one shared between lovers
Who refuse to let go
When the storm rages strongest,
Instead holding fast in their resolve
To hold onto not just each other
But also themselves as one soul;

I want the bittersweet aftertaste
Of a night that should have never ended,
Awash in the cool glow of
An ever after that never came,
Passing instead like absolution
Leaving us naked and alone with ourselves;

I want that word unuttered that says nothing
While revealing everything:
The one that tempts me,
Seduces me with the promise
Of being less of myself and more of you;

I want the shared breath
Between fire and rain, earth and sky,
That piece of life so fleeting yet full,
Prone to being caught and held
And even forgotten
In the space where you and I collide;

I want an eternity that will die with us
On the promise that there is always another tomorrow,
With nothing from here to there except us;

I want to find out what was what will be…