Wednesday, July 27, 2011

He Never Dared to Dream

All these treasures,
the beautiful, devoted wife,
the mother of his children,
on the deck of the hilltop house
overlooking his adopted valley
against a rainbow sherbet sunset,
and the Delfonics are playing
off in the distance
as the Yorkshire terriers
gnaw and wrestle at his feet,
and he is overcome with giggles.

All this,
and he gets to sleep with her too.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Maroon


As the maroon spilled across the table
she couldn’t help remember the wine
they drank that first night
and all the promises they’d made,
and now what was once wine is now blood
sprayed across this linen tablecloth
like the aftermath of an exploded contract
ripping apart her soul.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Ringside Table at the 10 O’ Clock Show (Prompt: different perspective)

Normally,  
we’re so divided
we can’t agree upon anything,

but here,
with a 50$ cover and a
two-drink minimum,
we are all of one accord:

he’d better be funny
or we’re gonna kill him.