Declarations

embrace

 

even if

i only have
a little time,
i want to touch

something
that lets me dream
of eternity

 

 

Nothing I Say Is Ever the Final Word

 

I could write
A dictionary
And still
Have
So
Much
Left

To say.

 

 

LIFT

 

I have no need
for someone
to push me up


or for

a back
to stand upon.

These things disgust me.

But if you
can

take me
by the hand
and raise me

             up


             I

             will do
             the same

                   for you.

 

 

Picky

 

I'm not looking
For a
fun time.
  I'm looking
  For a
meaningful life.

 

 

Go

 

You can’t move me

By saying,

“Go.”

 

But if

You beckon,

I will follow.

 

Faithless

  I don’t believe in beauty

  I don’t believe in light

  I don’t believe in anything

  But the darkness of the night.

 

I don’t believe in sanity

I don’t believe a kiss

I don’t believe a helping hand

Cannot become a fist.

 

  I don’t believe in evil

  I have every faith in greed

  I don’t believe in any soul

  Where want can strangle need.

 

I don’t believe in promises

I won’t believe you care

I won’t believe in anything

That chains me to despair.

 

  I don’t believe in sympathy

  I don’t believe in joy

  I don’t believe that any heart

  Lacks the power to destroy.

 

I don’t believe in impotence

I don’t believe in death

I don’t believe that any of this is ever done

Until we drink our final breath.

 

  I don’t believe in silence

  I don’t believe in pain

  I don’t believe a single voice

  Is ever raised in vain.

 

    I won’t believe a single voice

    Is ever raised in vain.

Companions

 

I am looking

For something
That barely

Exists:

Those

Who can hold
  Death

  In their hearts
    And still smile

    Like a child.

 

 

I

 

I am not
The salvation.
I am
The first

Drop

Of

Blood.

 

 

Do You Think You've Won?

 

The absence of opposition

   Is not victory.

 

   It may only mean

                          you’re alone.

 

 

The Cup

 

Would not

The best of us

Hazard perdition

For the faintest

whisper

Of the sublime?

 

 

Conspirator

The world
Disgusts me.

And I
Am a part of it.

 

 

It Comes Down to This

 

I don’t believe in the future.

I don’t believe in the

 

I don’t believe in

I don’t believe

 

I don’t

 

I,

 

   I.

 

   You.

 

You

 

You can

You can believe

 

You can believe in

Can you believe in

 

Can you believe in me?

 

 

Impatience

 

Keep your pond    away

                                  from me.

I need only

        set my    toe

                        in it

                     To find

              the sum

           of its depth.

 

 

The Boxer

 

No sin
Is irreparable.

It is only
 A

  Matter
   Of

    How

     Much

      Life
Must be

Given
To repair it.

All
We

Have
To

Give
Is

A

Heart

  beat.


We may give
A second,
An hour,
Or

A lifetime.

There is

No

Redemption
Without
Sacrifice.

But

We may

Only
Sacrifice
Of

Ourselves


    
And sacrifice
       May also
       Be called
       "Devotion."