Aspiring author. Have written and self-published one novel and frequently write short stories and poetry!
Poem, "Don't Tell Me That You've Been to the Sea at Night" Don’t tell me that you’ve been to the sea at night, With the stars flung overhead like bubbles in a bottle of champagne, And laid your cheek against the cool sand and bathed in the moonlight, And tasted the salt on the air, with some other’s name— Caught between your lips and carried away on a breath of wind, As opaque blue water caresses the shore Sky and sea blend together to hide from the earth where you sinned— Where you loved someone else—where you don’t love me anymore. Don’t tell me how the sun flings orange light into the sky, In the flush of late afternoon just before it violet and indigo sets, She gave the colors their hue and their poignant splendor, and not I, And without you drain gray, and beauty forgets— Not gray like the charcoal rains on the streets in Paris, And neither like the cathedral mixed with the mist in Milan But gray like the empty walls of a room alone and without you Gray rooms I can never leave now that you are gone.
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Last Night You Held My Skin Between Your Fingertips (28/11/2016)
Strawberry Punch (27/11/2016)
Horrible Bliss (22/11/2016)
The Fish (18/11/2016)
Don't Tell Me That You've Been to the Sea at Night (13/11/2016)
I Love Too Fast (13/11/2016)
You Do Not Go From Me Violently (12/11/2016)
Where Is My Home Among These Mountains? (11/11/2016)
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