Red Lips

Photograph used with artist's permission: E Plum.
Photograph used with artist’s permission: E Plum.


No one tells the story

entirely her red lips

were supposed to be

the dress and grief was the color

of her wedding day

Anything Wild

"Prisoner." Used with artist's permission.
“Prisoner” Anthony Freda Art. Used with artist’s permission.


Anything wild can talk about

wound but likely a fraction

of what caged creates over

and over the rubbed skin

bone is for asking

bone is for show.

The Dream

Wolf, by Silents_In_The_Trees


Take the skin from my hand and tell me

the dream you know the one:

bone, fir, winter