Tag Archives: apologies

I need some help with the meter on the last line


mi corazón, que tiene dos caras

Take care, for one is turned to you

y el anhelo de los gustos como las flores

And I’m full caught in scent of the bloom

Es como que estoy contando estrellas

The bright ones that are caught in your eyes

Quiero hacer el amor con mis palabras

So for you I will  write sweet lullabies

(back story) I have an ex-girlfriend who used to speak in Spanish when she really wanted to be romantic. It’s a romantic language that just sounds like it was made for love-talk… My grammar probably really stinks, as it’s been years since I’ve had need for using the language… but I thought it would be fun to play with it in poetry. This is my first, very clumsy attempt… And for any who are native to the Spanish tongue… I apologize for butchering your language.


Can’t sleep, my dreams will eat me


So in part I am pursued

Hell in fury I’ve imbued

Another night I’ve come unglued

And I’m drowning in the type

Another page yet to peruse

Another thoughtless mercy cued

Come-done falling down on you

So I set myself to write


Come bleeding and speeding and pouring from me

This entreating heart beating that picks up the plea

And answers the quest for the question unasked

And vaulting the bastions, I’ve fallen quite flat

And flat-foot I’ve beaten the best in the race

By stacking the deck and staggering pace

With chasing my demons I’ve run them all down

And straddle them choking them clean to the ground

And lips-pressed I’m biting and eating the flesh

And unrest delivers this heart to my chest

Consuming the strength of the hold over me

I pluck at the liver, a cold delicacy


Summer comes in winter

Over come and under-done

Running paths run over

Raining words from honeyed tongues

Yellow in the night-fall

Pale comes the light of day

Lighting on the sweet call

Enter in my sway

And searching mouths say soft words

Some might come around

Emblems of a lone chord

Foreign, two hearts resound

Open to chest what’s heaving

Repeal a bell that brings

Gilt lungs left unbreathing

Inside I stole to sing

Vestibule-I hide there

Entering to me

Music dusts in my hair

Ending in my plea