Tree

Cut me down

Dig up these roots

Strip the ivy away

Let the sunlight into my core

Rip the bark off every branch

Gut me, drain me, peel off all my flesh

Til sap and blood rain down as flame.

End the poison settled in my crown

Tear out my thorny heart, embrace it as it screams

Hold together everything as you pull me all apart

Undo myself

Break up every clot, shatter every knot

I beg you to destroy anything you are not

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Déjame en paz

What fragile peace accompanies

I’ll leave and brick up the glass

How sickly-sweet the assurance seems

Yo solo estaré, en paz.

Drowning from up above

It is hard to weep in light, my

Sadness craves the night

past time when I am long alone, when skydark hits and mutes the known

I cry softly on my own.

I did not know that stones

Could feel.

When will this grief stop its roaming, and settle

more quietly into a home? I cannot

be like this much longer or my tears

will fill my lungs.

I’m drowning from above, and no one

Has offered me any way up

To see the sky and breathe again

To where the sea is not flooding my oxygen

And cursing my skin with its sting.

I would love to care about such trivialities