Deprived dark lullabies
Sing a nefarious sinful symphony
Behind her corseted shy smile
The foreign moody melody calls
To his private passions
Clearing cold cobwebs
From his hardened heart
In a crescendo of deep desire

Sitting on the edge of their time
Listening to the ocean’s song of lost love
Her ephemeral light fades
As her treasured thoughts of him
Sink into her shipwrecked heart
She slips under the current of misery
Done fighting its pull, drowning in despair

The American Dream
Is losing steam
It’s time to apprise
Revise and realize
Forget anger and division
Seek a new vision
Skip the white picket fences
Let’s come to our senses
Remember the dove
It’s a symbol of love
Let’s heal not hate
So much is at stake

We are free but there is no freedom
When we live in fear
We crawl into the cage of our making
Pushed in by the hand of panic
And locked with terror
The bars are made of trembling dread
We wait for someone to let us out
Never realizing we hold the key

Dragonfly dreams

Whisper and waver
On the wings
Of hope and harmony
An oddity of optimism
And adventurism
Reminding her
When everything
That matters is shattered
Tattered and torn
Broken and burned
She’ll rise from the ashes
Of her despair and destruction

He smiled, thinking he’d hit payday

It wasn’t until years later he realized nothing came cheap

The contours of her chaos cost him too much

And his windfall spiraled into a deficit he wasn’t willing to pay