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Blessed and Alone

A new home, a home new to us,

with the boxes of our worldly things

and mementos of our lives,

both together, and before we met.

The powers isn’t turned on yet.

On this grey afternoon, almost evening,

the house is dark and cold, not welcoming,

makes it feel lonely and haunted.

She is walking around the yard, looking at

the bedraggled flower bed that’s had no one

to tend to it and nurture it, but still has wild

growth, unkempt life, left to it’s own devices.

And she looks to the back of the house,

and the dark and hallowed woods stretching

out, all the way to the highway, buffering the noise,

making us feel blessed and alone here.

We blow up an air mattress, stuff ourselves in

our bright red sleeping bags, lay our heads down

on fluffy, brand new and brightly white pillows,

and watch videos on our phones, until we sleep.

I wake up in the middle of the night. She is asleep,

undisturbed and untroubled, maybe dreaming beautifully.

There is something that lingers here, unnamable, a cold

or sorrowful spirit, of whatever happened here before.

I close my eyes, and spoon myself against her back,

and smell her soft hair, and her warm skin, and feel

my heart race, as if to call her own heart to the chase,

and try to share her beautiful dreams, in this haunted place.

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Ellen Is In Love


Beach House

Naked in the sun that caress her skin like a lover.
Shy smile and mischief in her eyes.
Just us here. Only the ocean knows our names.
Summer as endless as the ocean to the horizon.
Our bodies warm in an embrace. The sun so forgiving.
A garden for us. Just us. No longer needing names.
A dream of pleasure that brings no evil to the world.
Just us. The sun that is our mother and the sky that is her eyes.
Everything is endless. Everything is bright.