Coffee & Leather
Unsmoked cigarettes
Words & Tea
Guzzled with regrets

Remembered rambles
Filled with remorse
Ancient ships
Blown off course

I didn’t love you
With all that I had.
I saved some for me.
Am I bad? Are you sad?

Sharp in the vein.
Blood in the glass.
Drink all the pain.
Don’t give hurt a pass.

This aroma.
This smell.
This pain.
This well.

I sweat these smells and swirling thoughts
Linger on the rush of Past.
I get high on who we were.
Too bad stinging smoke won’t last.



love is no flower
love does not blossom and shrink
love is rock and bone

your little, dark eyes
jump around the room for me
catch me in your light

desert sand recalls
your forgotten lakes and shores
ocean of regret


this was siesta key beach (sarasota, florida) when Lilli was only 4 or 5. i took this photo with a throw away camera. sometimes, those are the best shots.

she had just made a new friend on the beach, but the day was winding down. it’s always a thrill to meet someone new, but tragic knowing you only have a few minutes with them. you wish you’d known them the whole day. or your whole life.

as a kid, i remember the feeling of meeting someone so amazing and the panic of realizing, “I’ll never see this person again.” :/

6 haikus for temporary friendship

ran around today
endless chasing after play
at the end, it’s found

just made a new friend
but the sun is going down
twilight never end

the sun is tired
but my will and joy are up
time to rise and shine

the water sparkles
with new feelings of friendship
and tears fall from fear

don’t go, Sun. please, stay.
if you go, my friend will, too.
and I’m not ready.

nice to meet you, friend
let’s vow to always meet here
at least in our hearts