Tag Archives: shroud

black birds

the black birds descend

upon me now,

a shroud of darkness

covering my body like a plague

devouring the remnants of life

before earth’s pleading season.

a hawk circles overhead,

and two robins

in the distance, sigh.


bomber girl

faceless shadow

shroud of virginity,

only you know who you are

and your hidden dream –

secret cartwheel

upside down,

skin making love to the wind.

demure bride of war

kissing the rug of prayer, wallowing

in the ghost of charlemagne

exalted in your father’s army.

adorned corset of nails –

your heart beats

your body ticks

your purpose bleeds


the tourniquet of day.

did you hear the dulcimer,

is he ready to receive,

will he receive

those you sacrifice?