A Summer Night

The lake sits quiet. Not a ripple stirs The shore. Night is a threadbare Shroud, hung loose Over the cool waters. Stars dance, And the silver moon bares A crescent smile. Scents Of mint and clove Drift on the gentlest Breeze. A single Flower blooms, Its velvet petals dark As dusk. The crickets Trill. The … More A Summer Night

The Hermit’s Zoo

Seated in a bottle, Looking out. The world Is the hermit’s zoo. Men Flap jaws cut From granite. Cheeks, Steel razors red Like blood. They raise Their soft gaze, brow taut Skin covered thinner Than a sprawled spider Web. God’s Greatest creation, I Watch, half On them, the other On me, perfect In my mirrored … More The Hermit’s Zoo