Art of a log house coming out from a tree

Many a weary traveller
Have I witnessed
Standing guard for centuries
Providing shelter, solace, support.

Landscapes have shifted
Yet troubles of the heart
Remain unchanged.

Heartbreak, mourning, frustration
They sought comfort in my bosom.
Enveloping their warm bodies
I kept quiet vigil, wiping their tears.

Today I am reduced to timber
Lining their walls
With not a second glance from them.

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Written in October 2019

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Art of rabbits looking towards the horizon

The virgin sheet of paper
Waits for a drop of the rain
Its sisters enjoy immensely.

The dancing dandelion
Yearns for the bee to visit
Him, as it does others.

The tired eyes stare
Out in the distant horizon
Seeking to awake something
Within the monotonous heart.

The music never stops
The rabbit always hops
Papers are torn as
Petals scatter.
You witness it all.

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Written in August 2016

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Art of balance scales measuring the sun and the moon as equal measures

Alone, I roamed the worlds
Darkness consumed it all.
A freezing wasteland
Is all I could nurture.

My icy fingers pointed
To corners obscure.
There I felt, against my skin,
Alien sensations overcome.

Beholding your glowing form
In a world of flames;
My night flecked with stars.
First touch otherworldly.

It’s so easy being together
Perfect balance achieved:
Ice for fire, night for day.
Worlds rejoice the union.

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Written in November 2016

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Art of air, fire, earth, and water elements arranged in a circle (from top to right to bottom to left)

I scale mountains
I tame oceans
I ride stallions
I conquer limits.

I stand tall
Look down at creation
Exult in my victory
They rejoice.

I walk among them
Unseen, unheard.
I soar above them
Celebrated as the One.

I enslave Wind
It dances to my tune
I entrap Flame
It burns as it soothes.

I am feared and loved,
Shunned and revered.
I alone sustain as
I alone destroy
This world is my cup.

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Written in February 2016

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Art of two eyes looking beyond

You greet friends
Laugh uncontrollably
I smile and close
My eyes, see you
Standing close to me.

I feel your hands
On my body
I forget to breathe.
You laugh softly
Pepper me with kisses.

You move inside me
With ease;
Familiar territory
No exploration required.
You know me intimately.

Long nails dig
Into my skin
Pleasurable pain
Causes shivers
Down my spine.

You breathe with me
Hearts beat in sync.
Two pieces of
A whole
Finally together.

Entwined bodies
Pulling each
Other closer.
Separated in a breath.
Imagination or reality?
I open my eyes.

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Written in January 2016

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Art of a person out on a stormy night

The rain falls
Hiding my tears
Drenched completely.
Frosty feet slip,
Icy body hurts,
Cold heart bleeds.

Grief hits me
Undulating torrent
Battered inside out.
Wails of despair
Peals of thunder;
Which is louder?

The rain falls
Cold and hot water
And unlikely union.
Electric sky lights up;
Drained of energy,
I lie down.

Fear crawls on me
Looking for a
Place to hide;
I’m paralyzed.
The wind moves
Water changes direction.

The rain falls
Hiding my tears
Drenched completely.
Unbearable pour
I lie down in the abyss
Melancholy swims around.

Heart crushed,
Body numbed.
Darkness cackles.
My watery grave
Next to yours.
’Til death do us part.

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Written in July 2015

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Art of the sky divided in half: the right has the night sky with the moon and the left has the day sky with the sun

Work and struggle,
Run around.
Complete your chores
Make sure nothing’s wound
Up — ready to spring.

But the day
Has not yet ended.

Lift yourself up
Try to achieve
What you think you
Want, what you believe
Is your purpose.

But the day
Has not yet ended.

Now, rest for a while
Put up your boots
But always wonder:
What is the root
Of my problems?

But the day
Has not yet ended.

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Written in March 2015

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Art of luggage falling from an airplane in the sky

What we had was magical
You were charming
Always so amazing.

I thought this was love
Never knew it could fall apart
Didn’t realize how fragile it was.

Yet now I try so hard
To keep us from breaking
And this has taken its toll.

I have realized at last
This isn’t worth the effort
Our time together is over.

You’re just a burden
I have to carry along
I’m ready to drop you now.

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Written in October 2013

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