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Sapphire Lake: Book Cover
The wind howled past the window with a mean ferocity. The night was dark and stormy with thunder claps in the distance. Just like every other night of the full moon, the same pair of glowing eyes was outside my window, always watching, and waiting for the time to strike. My German shepherd dog put his head in my lap. "You hungry River?" I asked the whimpering dog. His ears shot up and he jumped around excitedly while wagging his tail. "ok, oookay, I'm coming I'm coming" I opened the door to grab his dog bowl when the wind pushed me back hard as if it was warning me, telling me not to step outside. I put my elbow out in front of my face, ducking into the wind. The clouds suddenly break revealing a full moon. A twig snapped. I jumped and looked up to see what had caused it, hoping that it was the wind. Instead, the same yellow eyes bore down upon me. I quickly grabbed the bowl and ran inside, locking the do
pray into my collarbone
let your snake tongue slither
with the syllables.
i wish for soft-chested nights,
and the trickle of champagne down crystal glass.
poppy-lips, lull me to sleep,
nurse my coiling tongue with yours;
tap my scalp like a silent drum,
and wind my hair in between your fingers
like broken guitar strings.
(serenade me with the buzz of pollen in your kiss.)
a hospital bird with soot in her lungsshe slept through a car crash
that almost killed her,
through whitewhite walls
where her lover dies
nobody thought she'd make it
but she woke up a few months later
with flowers in her hair
and ash in her airway
trying to remember how to start all over
but forgetting to remember how to live.
fall slipped from her open eyes
and winter crawled in for a long hibernation
to her the clouds looked sick
and pale like they might
let everything inside them out,
but she opened up wide instead,
spilling blood where there was none to be spilled.
her heart slipped down the street
and with unsteady hands
she stitched in a bird and cut off its wings.
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