August

Tobago Feb 06 126

I lurch through
the damp eyed days
and bitter nights
of endless Autumn
thinking of your summer love 

bathed in warmth
salty tousled hair
sand leaching on amber limbs
champagne sunsets
and steamy nights 

wish I was her

 

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Always Red?

Syringe blood.jpeg

Can feelings show up in the blood?
The scarlet concealer of secrets
that courses through our veins
yet congeals so quickly in the air

When tested it reveals disease
and sickness of our mortal vessels
but are conditions of the soul
equally evident upon close inspection?

Do tiny ruby buds form
at a first kiss
then burst into blowsy roses
when passion grows into love?

Are verdant specks visible
when we crave what Is not ours
and do they transform to citrine
as we turn from the cause?

Will putrid organs assume a dark hue
as hatred burns in them
that precious liquid runs hot
and anger rules our hearts?

Can feelings show up in the blood?