The Blue Tattoo

English/Shakespearean sonnet, written in 1998. To look upon the blue tattoo is grief; It scars the skin I once considered mine, And there the name that brands her as a thief Carves through the skin as serpents intertwine, And lay in wait to rot the fragile youth That played upon her lips ’til time won … Continue reading “The Blue Tattoo”

No Monsters

English/Shakespearean sonnet written in 2005. The monster ‘neath this stalwart isn’t me; I’m simply hiding here to hold his place. His shell would fall apart like shaken scree, Without my ‘plasmic warmth and tight embrace. His suicide would shine outside this skin He’d grown so thick to keep their eyes at bay. They’d burn his … Continue reading “No Monsters”