Fear

This Summer the pear tree bears no fruit
The lemons don’t seem to be wiling to ripe
And the lakes are all dried up

You told me the things I wanted to hear
but did not initiate any change to that
My words fell into the void

Haunted by the dreaded future,
I heard my screams floating in the air
And the wind carried my fear to infinity

I’m Good Enough

Will you love me
Despite all my bad wont?
Will you like me
When I’m grumpy and clumsy?
Will you befriend me
Now that I expose my flaws?
‘Cause nobody is perfect
And I’m good enough

Describe to me
Your wildest dreams
Share with me
Your deepest thoughts
Connect with me
On the dark side of my heart
‘Cause nobody is perfect
And I’m good enough

The Silhouette 

Big River beach. Mendocino Aug 2016 ©

Are you real or is it your shadow
Silhouetted by the Big River beach?
I called your name only to hear
My voice echoing in the air

I searched for you on Facebook
Among piles of lavish meals
Flashy faces and vacations
Fragments of news and personalities

On Instagram I dug thru
Countless pictures of self-portraits
Surreal landscapes and beautiful animals
Street artworks and fashion fixes

No traces of you anywhere…

I listened to the soothing sea breeze
And heard the harmonic rhythm of my heartbeat
I realized you’ve been there for me
Materialized, kind-hearted, and vibrant
The whole time

Love #4

Funeral Heart - Claes Oldenburg - 1961
Funeral Heart – Claes Oldenburg – 1961

If love was nothing
But long walks together in the parks
Forgive me I left
If love was nothing
But writing poems to each other
Forgive me I left
If love was nothing
But simply
Spending time together
Sharing
Struggling
Suffering
Forgive me
I left

*This is an edited version of an old poem I wrote in 2010.