Most of these were written during a long period when I had just broken up with Andrew, someone I loved very deeply. I was terribly lonely, wanting the comfort of a long-term relationship, yet so frightened of settling for less... These are personal and honest poems. My heart is naked in these poems.
Poems for Ken
Ken was a good friend and he and I had a short "affair" for a couple
weeks before he returned to school. Neither of us wanted to actually fall
in love. But one can't control such things. :) Our parting was sweet. I
still think of him by and by.
9pm Full Jerry
"Once I saw the moon rise. And it needed a name. So I named it Jerry."
A Poem for Ken on the Beach (A Metaphore
Fear of falling. Fear of drowning. Fear of love.
Or the danger of no fear at all.
About Ken, and about a beach stone I took that day.
I still have the stone. It's very round much like the moon.
It needed a name, so I named it Jerry, after the moon. :)
Our last day together.
Poems for Purple
Purple was someone I met obliquely through my friend Jerome.
An Apology For Purple
We were just not in the same place in our lives...Sometimes timing is everything...
Poems for Soundboy
Soundboy was someone I knew at work.
A Poem For Soundboy
Differences are a wider chasm than space, sometimes.
Misc. Poems of Love and Longing
Yeah, like you don't know what this is about. :)
aka Digitalis -- this flower is poisonous.
To My Best Friend, After a Fight
I had never had a friend I cared for so deeply. I never had a fight
with a friend that tore me so apart...
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