Overexposed

I don’t remember how it felt to touch you. I don’t remember my hands on your skin. Casting my mind back seems ineffective, I just end up here; alone again.   There’s no knowledge of your face, or ministrations. There’s no sense of the smell of your hair. My mind has lost some critical detail; […]

To Kill a Memory

Don’t think of me, of how I was, or how I might be. Don’t remember, blue and violet shadow days, escaping the sun on soft, green grass, dappled with spotlights passing between the leaves.   Take the thought of me and kill it. Dig it real deep and bury it. Find the darkest part of […]

Time + Space

I’m sure that there are words to describe this feeling, but I just can’t seem to grasp them right now. We are so far apart, it doesn’t matter what I say. I call out, but you don’t hear me.   I guess I could have sent you letters; sent pictures of who I am and […]

Summer Sun Shower

Snapshots of summer days; rain falling crystalline from a cloudless sky. Children laugh and splash about in purple, polka-dot galoshes, singing songs only understood by the initiated.   The grown ups seek shelter; rolling up newspapers and rushing inside, with half hearted instructions for their kids to follow, knowing their orders will be ignored.   […]

Memories and The Smell of Gasoline

I am here, in the place where fate resides. A waste of time, or just erasing mine? A clean slate, another state of mind. I have lost direction, must have missed a sign.   I got caught up for a minute in your grand design. Didn’t see that I had missed my ride. Only for […]

You, God and The Weatherman

My hands are no longer steady. My pistols sit in decorative cases, long unused. There was a time that we would roam far and wide, beyond the confines of our eyesight, but now the night brings only hunger and regret.   My old Ford would make the trip through the country, into the city and […]

Bastards

No cover, no bigger rush. No other, so much for this shit. There lies the favor, love her or hate her, here is your saviour; shrouded in malcontents.   Sit and wonder how I stand, what I’ve done with my own hands. Draw out this distorted love, where is the one that I dream of? […]

Heals All Wounds

So many scars on my body from the past, that’s all done and over now healing sleep as it comes.   So many years, now all in the past, been burning and cutting, the learning that lasts.   Come through, now Heaven and Hell lay behind. No forward vision the future is blind. This is […]

A Hero is Born

Born to huddle, hushed, under warm blankets. Rain hammers and thunder drums. Flashlight beams slay monsters. Mom’s magic chocolate chip cookies inspire sufficient bravery for exploring paper dungeons and saving a beautiful princess. A hero is born. HG – 2016

Way Back When

Remember, oh, so long ago; when what was wanted fed the lust for life? You and I searched out each other, sleep we’d seek, under cover. Waning want conceals the deepest pain. So it was when we were, now I’m left with burned out images of her. Make it want, so it feels, so it […]

Death of a Way of Unliving

And so it begins, as one of me dies another takes its place. As torn limbs and loves      grow stronger amidst my own demise. I wandered through the ruins,    trying to descry what I had been. Here and there   a shaded memory  survives. I know if I disturb them        they’ll dissolve. […]

Pieces of An Old Memory

I, might have been wrong, you see, yesterday’s still with me. Old, broken sad songs, sung by the light in the street.   Come back to me all you memories let go I don’t need to try, I remember you anyway. Some things they die and others they grow, but love like this, it stays […]