Love Hate

If it be war you seek
Slither away from me
Kiss me Kiss me kiss me
Hit me hit me hit me
Perhaps it is our hate
That drives us
And not our love
But would it not be the
Love to hate that drove us
So much more
I will not
Give up give up give up
Switch me switch me switch me
War is bloody and soulless
Lots of thoughts
One decision
Lots of thoughts
One decision
Lots of thoughts
One decision
If it be war you seek
Slither away from me
Kiss me Kiss me kiss me
Hit me hit me hit me
Perhaps it is our hate
That drives us
And not our love
But would it not be the
Love to hate that drove us
So much more
Because of love

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Particles

Okay now I know
Not you not him not me
Not a dead grass field
Or tranquil salty sea
Kiss my forehead
Leave the traces
Of lips red
So others can behold
Your wanted love for me
Words slip out each side
Both corners of my mouth
Do they not say
How much I’ve loved thee
Or how long I’ve been
Accustomed to the
Howling gnashing tracks
Beg for forgiveness
On my knees
Do the genetics of the deep
Fanciful lesser traveled
Oceans grounds breed rocks
That can cure and heal
The troubles of a mind
Wrought with the sunburned
Lightless self impeded kind
Nor even in the light of day
Did lavender find a way
To live without the water
Necessary to turn the nose
Of each and every single one
It passeth by but I
Do now know it’s okay
Him not me not you
Nor horse chomping at the bit
Lest the fields be turned to flames
My fire starter tending embers
I should only ask to tattoo
What is left of what is red
Upon my head from
The havoc your sweet lips
Wreaked upon my heart

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Peace Offering

There was a girl I once new
Adventurous and free
Chase the butterfly type
Tame the bee and so ready
To spring into life out of
Whatever begged to control her
To take away her freedom
To strip what liberated her
Innocently broken open
Like a dinosaur egg all
Crystalline within ready to shine
We think those parts of us
Are forever that they will last and last
That no shadow should fully
Overcast or arrange to suffocate
But something can creep in
There may not be a clear reason
She may not even know
Or he whomever this person could be
To you for me it was she
And when 19 turned into 45
She was not the girl
That used to be alive inside
She was the girl trapped in her own mind
Unaware of how to get out
No matter what I tried to do
To set her free
To help her chase the butterfly
To help her tame the bee
In many ways it was too late
Sometimes the gift we give
Is not to hold them back
But to set them free
I admit I held on earnestly
In the hope that one day I would awake
To see her face gleaming
As she did when we were kids
Even if you asked her
She could never shake it free to tell you why
She herself she was unsure
She couldn’t recognize how the outside
Detached apart from her could see
But I could see what she could not
And rather than be held down
By that pain and inability
I had to do what I could
To set my own self free
This my friend
If you have ever had to do
Might be the hardest thing
You’ll come to understand in truth
For there is no denying
The story that the heart can tell
Not of physical ailments for
A doctor in a hospital to diagnose
But one of spiritual nature
Responses given to conditions
That are not specific scientific
But beating inside
What we know as heartwarming
What we know as love
We can go on to share this journey
But in some cases where there is
Nowhere else to go
But inner peace
We must detach ourselves and rise
High above the heated grove
Of arguments and insecurity
Always leaving behind
Within our trail the sparkling gift
Release an offering of peace

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Love

Two hearts one beat
Love deeply so nature
Perceives our love
Which is everything
Earth and sky
Your body myself
You and I
They say that love
Alone is pure
Something even
The Gods will feel
When we shake the earth loose
Lose yourself in our love
While you love deeply
Sweetly in that love
Will you love me
As your body and yourself
You are the nature
The will of all love
Against my skin with
You at the center
Of our love
My love

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Sheepish

Is it better to speak
About it or to die
When the most beautiful
Is too also temporary
Like brightest friendships
That disappear or hide
Tuck my head deep
Into the hottest romance
Only to know before
Too long this in between
Will soon fade away
Rather I hold my tongue
Or say what I feel
How will it feel the next day
Will I find two versions
Of our love twisted up
Inside of me
Or even one ripped
Open into two
Is it better to speak
About it or to die
Without unleashing
All the emotions bubbled up
Will my hands soon
Need to apologize
Will the sorrow of a belly
Feel the weight of
My forked tongue
Or will my steady beating
Haloed heart be quiet
Just this once

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Croissant

I used to be
Too clingy
Too needy
Too want your every thingy
I have calmed down
Knowing now that love endures
If all was destroyed by fire
If all between us then laid bare
Amongst the ashes
With what we are left
Or ought to be
You will find me
Better than I used to be
Not too clingy
Not too needy
Not too want your every thingy
To behold an albino cobra
In one hand
A sword in my other
Blindfolded with red velvet
Drifting behind the veil
Moving swirling with
Protection for you my lover
Giving up on defeating moments
Licking my lips before a kiss
The milk and honey
Of our upturned gifts
To one another
Romantically
In our afferent love
Almost stretched out
In our freedom
Wings between us
Comforted by how we listen
Are you yet hungry I have
Some tea and blanket
Here my love
And if you want
I’ve saved for you
The other half
Of my croissant

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Sleepwalking

If I told you everything
Would you leave
If I am honest
And say how much
I love you
Will it scare you
Would you retreat
If you knew
Everything about me
Would it be enough
For you to want
To turn your back on me
Would this be the end
Or would we simply
Start beginning
I would walk
Through walls for you
Telling all the truths
I find myself trusting
You so much it’s like
Sleepwalking into you
One eye opened
One eye closed
Both eyes burning
With pure love
Wherever you’ve come from
Whatever you’ve done
If you can love me as I am
I will love you as the one
Nighttime awakenings
Drowsy with your lust
Parasomnia divine
Deprivation of you
Is like an empty bed
Without you
I would walk
Through walls for you
Telling all my truths
I find myself trusting
You so much it’s like
Sleepwalking into you

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Waking My Love

All of the emotions
That we are having
Are not definite and final
They are experiences
Acceptance to the fact
That in all of our deficits
This is just where we are
Right now is
Learning from our surroundings
Recalling what we see
Reminding me that
I believe I’m in love
With your soul
Whatever that means
Can I also be afraid
Of your body
Can I also be afraid
Your touch
Can I also be afraid
Of your words
Why do we crave
For what to be
Is to be
Loved by someone
Sullenly or sweet
Wanderlust somewhere
Towards a planet
That is near
For which that
Can also be forgotten in
Sunlight shadows
Can replace even the gods
Appearing beneath the gallows
Thick with shame
To reckon and reclaim
All those who ill a will
For us to fly
Even if with our
Broken wings
Beyond any doubting doubt
Could brush past the tops of
Soft and sacred trees
Make cedar sweet
The lover in me
Creeping unannounced
So pleasantly
Heaven came loose
Last night
Abreast reluctant passion
Endless was the strumming
Of pooled guitars
Lit up by stars
Beautifully blazed
In mirrored lullabies
Like a favorite bedtime story
Rhyming our illusions
As dark nooks shined
With love contusions
Nervous perfection
Singleheartedly resigned
Skipping to beats
Of inharmonious
Drummed chimes

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Unabandoned

Our bodies stumbling around
Dragging each other about found
In the banks of a luscious land
Bewildered in a space filled with
Floating lanterns and dripping states
Your commands give me delight
Without trouble without stress
Shimmering without duress
Suffusing joys and sorrows
Suddenly expanding
Woven slightly before midnight
We are a parachute withstanding
Unabandoned love

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Underneath

Wondering winks
Hands grab
Final distinct
Between my teeth
Acting like grownups
The night comes fast
Pulling up the covers
Hanging out our feet
A perfect gravity
For stretching
Love for each other
In marvelous ways
A mighty rage
Breaking into perspectives
Of perspiration
Adult decisions
Wet on the skin
In all the light
Of dreaming
Softly in these sheets
Faux feathers
Plush beneath
Our heads
Scarlet sins
Naked wins
Lush lyrics
Pillared in love
Underneath

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