The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.

Emily Dickinson
In the beginning I thought the
whispering of secrets gave soul
and depth and I should
tell you everything, always.
I didn't want to stand
on my own, so I left my days ajar
thinking you might someday ready
yourself and step up to
be with me, welcome
me into your thoughts the
way I brought you, ecstatic
into the gentle rhythm of my experience.

Cruel Twist

The searing pain of disappointment
love unmatched
drops you deep in this well of grief

A once friendly landscape
now transformed
by incalculable sorrow

In the span of a conversation
you know yourself reduced
to breath and bones

The brightness of others, withering
our lightness assaults and offends
Nevertheless, I must say:

Your ghost can help herself to the
Haagen Dazs in the freezer