Sunday, February 23, 2014

I Want To Love You, But I'm Afraid

Across these miles on nothing but hope
I outstretch these ivy vines to you,
Seeking a heart to clutch, a mind to know,
A forehead to touch with mine to feel
This true connection-
There must be a way.

I want to love you, but I'm afraid
You may only like me.

We speak a similar dialect
Vocalizing our own separate thirsts
Though our tongues curl differently
Over the idea of something amusing
But I want to ask
Without sounding like someone important,
What do you want of this life?

Do you wish the same things as me,
A true partner in every sense,
A collaboration of artists, or mutual muse?
Shall I give my heart,
Will it be what you want?
Nights silent and not budging,
Immersed in recuperation, the victory
Of one more day?
When a moment can last forever
Or just an hour,
Do you see me in there, at all?

I want to love you, but I'm afraid
You may only like me.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Introducing Robert Niswander, aka Plot121

One of my fellow passengers on the Poetry Train America, Robert Niswander (better known under the creative alias Plot121), has finally published his first book.  He asked me to help spread the word, which I am more than happy to do.

Published 2/19/14  

"A poet's view on our world looking at life and today's society. Have a look at these amazing poems and see if your view is the same."  (book description on

"See Our World" is a book years in the making.  Clocking in at 450 pages, this mighty tome would look rather imposing on a bookshelf, but so far it is only available in Kindle edition.

If you have a Kindle, please purchase your digital copy of "See Our World" by clicking here.
Check out Bar Publishing's interview with Robert by clicking here.

Monday, February 17, 2014

its something my mind returns to
on nights like this
when the wind beats down my window
and the rain pelts seductively
down the glass,

it's a hunger I can't satisfy
by words alone,
though I have tried-
it's the same line I've been saying
over and over again
to you, to him and that guy there
with the virile profile-
if only, if only, I wish, I wish.

perhaps it's an insecurity,
perhaps it's a weakness that I care
but can't move on it, you see...
no reason to risk it all
just for more words
with even the kindest ones rejecting me
and as the storm builds
I grow more alone each minute
I cannot crawl in your arms.

Monday, February 10, 2014


Feeling the rain dripping down, falling-
I move quickly into the dark
Hiding, fearing being seen
Half naked in my parking lot at night.

It is the most free I have felt
Dancing past the streetlights.

I have gotten comfortably wet,
Ignoring the cold that only heightened
The goosebumps on my arm

I saw a break in the clouds,
The moon emerged and I waved,
Believing with all my might
You were looking at it too and feeling
The rain upon my skin
Sending you shivers
In the same places and be linked,
If just for this moment,
By the resulting photographs.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Big sale!

Over at where my books are sold, there are two coupon codes for you to use.  One takes 20% off your order and is good through Valentines Day, the other gets you free shipping but this one ends on 2/5. 

I haven't been writing much on here, but I will be updating you soon on whats going on.  I have big news to share, so stay tuned!