set deep in the eyes

it’s when

its

in the eyes

when you know

you’ve been

summoned by the

crows

that swoop in

and dive

for

the bait

that is your heart;

hooked, set,

reeled in,

sliced, chopped,

marinated

and then used

to

catch

a

bigger

fish.

it’s all in the eyes;

everything

resides

in

the

eyes.

(blink)

-JDR-

cherries

i see the flowers sprouting

from her eyes,

over there in the dark corner

of the bar where neon lights

from a hipster beer sign

shine upon the petals,

and it reminds me of you

and all the weeds i had

to poison

because the pulling out

wasn’t working.

tongue twisting

cherry stems,

sucking seeds

cherry cleaning;

i love the taste of cherries,

i love the memory of you,

i hate the taste of new love,

i want my old fermented

familiar twisted and knotted

cherry back … so i can

give it new seed.

-JDR-