Monday, November 30, 2015

what is faith tanka

what is faith
that does not doubt—
of shadows?

Saturday, November 28, 2015

friends say tanka

friends say
you have a new lover
I'm not 
the one you're taking home...
broken bottles on the dance floor

Friday, November 27, 2015

we die tanka

we die 
without saving the world
find beauty
in the remnants
of dead butterflies

death haiku

death …
the insomnia
of shadows


el insomnio
de las sombras
la muerte

Monday, November 23, 2015

before the mirror haiku

before the mirror
a thousand sorrows

Sunday, November 22, 2015

predicting a séance tanka

you idiot
the impression I get
is that
you’re leaving me…
loving you is like predicting a séance

unrepeatable night tanka

I want tell
the stars about the silent tears
hidden behind
the doors of this lifetime—
unrepeatable night with you

el amor haiku

el amor 
te crema, que quieres de el—


now what tanka

now what?
I imagine
you giving away
the scent
of your body…

haiku el olvido

el olvido …
una huella en la arena
de tu cuerpo

my broken heart tanka

toss the pieces
of my broken heart
to the wind
don’t make me say yes
when I want to say no

I’m like the sun tanka

I’m like the sun,
all alone
I survive the thunderstorm,
I’m like the flower
that opens up after it rains

the harmonies of my skin tanka

to the harmonies
of my skin…
I’m holding a daisy
that tells me yes, or no

your skin tanka

I wanted it to be
more than just a habit
I wanted to travel
across every inch of your skin,
but I became your puppet

one last moon tanka

give me
one last moon
stay tangled
in my hair tonight…
titillating heart

I’ve stopped loving you tanka

I think I’ve stopped
loving you …
I run out to find a friend, and
wake up in some stranger’s bed

Saturday, November 21, 2015

our last night together tanka

our last night
together— let’s end it
with a bang …
forget about the hurt
stop holding on to miracles

earning my strips tanka

my strips wasn’t easy,
and even though
there’re no regrets
I miss the parties by the sea

Friday, November 20, 2015

otro haiku en español

hay tanto
territorio entre nosotros—

haiku en español

todo me retorna
al tiempo en que tú estabas

aquí, cielo, aquí

entre las faldas tanka

mis pies entre
las faldas
de tus montañas
cielos y océanos

let me take a photograph tanka

let me take
a photograph, that's if you're 
here alone...
it's cold out here, baby
so don't let me down

loving you in the dark tanka

you keep backing 
me up against these walls...
loving you 
in the dark isn't my fault
sorry but I have to go

Inspired by Adeles song, love in the dark

against these walls

you back me up 
against these walls...
loving you 
in the dark isn't my fault
sorry but I have to go

the pain comes tanka

the pain comes 
at the moment I leave...
don't realize
that I'm your remedy,
promise you won't fall apart

Thursday, November 19, 2015

on the radio tanka

there's a voice
singing to me on the radio …
everyday occurrences
are the greatest gifts I have,
me and you— a simple formula

now what tanka

now what?
I'm losing my voice
calling you...
who will you let lie 
on your back if not me

life without pain tanka

life without pain 
doesn't taste the same...
I'm no longer 
the owner of my heart
can't find it, can't find it

take my clothes off slowly tanka

my clothes off 
be careful
not to wake past fiascos

naked tanka

because my skin 
a thousand sorrows,
in front of the mirror

your smile

your smile
sells happiness...
I live
crazy with desire
finding myself in your kisses

what light tanka

what light
did you leave on
inside me?...
sometimes a star’s silence
provokes my tears

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Daniela Romo / Sueños De Cabaret (Full Album)

he's dressed tanka

he's dressed 
in the clothes I threw
across the floor...
why are we pushing 
this tragedy up a mountain

Monday, November 16, 2015

pour Paris

de laisser l'étreinte 
sous les lumières parisiennes 
baissant jamais
dans la peur de l' obscurité salope 
sans vergogne de la terreur

for Paris a tanka

for Paris

let's hug
under Parisian lights
never crouching  
in the dark, fearless of the
unrepentant bitch of terror

Saturday, November 14, 2015


a month sheltered 
in smiles--
Your countenance 
makes my heart malleable

blessed are 
the First and Second nights
in the cities 
of men's hearts*...
dawn is about to appear

* Gleanings From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh

La Marseillaise - Edith Piaf TODAY i AM PARIS ... jE SUIS PARIS

Monday, November 09, 2015

I'm a warrior

I am a warrior 
unafraid of cavern air— 
my attachment 
to you, wounded Valkyrie, 
is running out

you vanished

you vanished
in a hint of smoke--
I walked
on stilts, twirling 
in the breeze

Thursday, November 05, 2015

stifled song

stifled song,
the realization
of no longer       
breathing in memories,
faded urge for intimacy

Monday, November 02, 2015

interrupted dream

what happens 
to an interrupted dream,
does it droop
like a bulky stem
of ripe tomatoes ?



She ran onto the street naked. It was the last frontier, a desperate plea for help.  We were shaken, ashamed, and helpless.

it feels
as if we've met...
I used to watch
you walk in the rain
and saw you go under

Sunday, November 01, 2015

mariposa de ghetto

a los quince
zozobre a orillas de un faro
a los treinta
compre una falda
azul para mi sepelio

hoy me duele
el elegía en la barca
mezquina del alba
y vengo arrodillarme
ante la locura

I'm hollow,

I'm hollow,
are you listening
I'm in El Paso
dreaming about what 
happened between us

it's no mystery

it's no mystery
we're running out 
of time
when I'm with you
songbirds cry

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