I want to build a house by the coal sea.

You say Mr. Take Awayer won’t find us

there by the dark sea that rocks us to sleep.

Mr. Take Awayer will wear a shabby

garb of white.  You tell me he floats sideways

in the contrast of night.  Always at night.

By the vast sea I pray his calls are drowned

out by the violent waves and rocky shore.

He beckons to deceive you far from me.

But you won’t hear him I promise.  I swear.

I hope you’ll be happy, hope we are too.

When I build a house by the jet black sea

and every night have its torment sway us

to dreamland.  Find comfort knowing it could

swallow us, forgetting this pain on earth.

Hidden afar from Mr. Take Awayer.




kneeling, praying

think it’s raining


it’s only my tears

hitting the hardwood

falling heavier than

I thought they could


they’ve taken on a

life of their own

my tear drops crying back to me

wanting to bring me home


my tear drops know that

I can’t even speak

can’t even pray

but they know

He knows my thoughts

I don’t have anything

new to say


kneeling, praying


all the while

thinking it’s raining





I can’t even enjoy the rain anymore.

I’m always pacing, reaching for the door. 

I can’t even savor my meals anymore.

I’m always eating while standing; 

hurriedly chewing and choking. 

I can’t even stand my showers anymore.

That water hurts my burgundy 

striped shoulders.

I can’t even stand to stand anymore.

The gorilla on my back just keeps 

getting older. 

I can’t even love my words anymore. 

They just sit here pretty like, 

as a constant reminder that 

I just can’t anymore.






the numbness set in

she had a great deal to say

but that damn sadness crept in

sly little imp, it was


the crying spells set in

she had so many plans for the day

but that damn loss of hope crept in

clever little demon, it was


the emptiness set in

she used to pray and pray

but that damn nothingness crept in

cruel little devil, it was


she lost her words, lost her memory

so unfortunate,

she had so many beautiful memories

but that was