Walk Me Down This Crooked Line – Original Poem

Scalding me with the fire in your eyes; a ball of flame rolling off your lips
A temptress that strikes without warning; a murderous look of evil wrapped in skin as soft as a gentle breeze

This tightrope is the only thing that stands between heaven and hell
A thin line to you and the paradise I seek
As I get closer, the line sways
No longer straight; crooked and confused

I look to your face, hidden behind a mask of mischief
I see through the blackness to the blue glass in your eyes reflecting back an image of myself
I see pain and confusion; longing and desire; torture and serenity

The line shakes to remind me of the fragility of life
With every vibration, my body wobbles
Deep to the left; lean to the right
I see a bottomless pit below laughing in celebration of its next victim

You stand motionless; arms open up
A sign of welcome
A sign of acceptance

The crooked line straightens as the magnetic impulses of our beating hearts gravitate toward each other
Two bodies touch; flying high off the tightrope into an abyss high above the clouds



Edge of Darkness – Original Poem

Dancing with my words I sit on the edge of darkness
This typewriter my biographer quiet and without bias
Formulating a journey that begins with a thought, led by an action, embraced by the power of love

Romanticized by yesteryear; blinded by progress

In a world of now, we often forget to blink and see beyond

On the edge of darkness I wait for the light that will shine on

Its glow reminds us of all that is good; a true faith in humanity

With this heart I carry a legacy
Never a day without the spirit of their wisdom guiding me
Images of my youth serve as a slide show of guidance for my future

On the edge of darkness, I see the world from up above
A bird on a wire


A glorious world filled with magic born from the womb of a mother and nurtured in the hands of love
A breath of compassion flirting with us as leaves of autumn fall and coat the ground with a rainbow of color


On the edge of darkness I see light