Always and Forever

I will follow you into the dark

Always and forever,

Where goodbyes chase us to the ends

Of the earth

And back again

I will follow you

I will find you

We will be together again

Always and forever.

I would have never let you go

You never would have slept again

I would have always been at your side

Where I should have been

I would have held you up every second of every day

Because a thousand years

With you would never have been


I need you,

I need you more than you need me

I need you every day

I always will


Home Inside

Home is the terror claiming me as I watch you go,

The lines etched into my face by the knife of sadness,

For a moment – I think I’m dying

Love is an animal, caged in the gaps between the sheets

It is violence trapped, meant to be choked on, stumbled over

Home is the ferocity of my nails on your back

Promises, wishes, dreams – gouged deeper and deeper yet,

So like my lingering sorrow, you ache for me when you leave

Home is the subtle wink given across the room,

The sharp pain within my chest at the sound of your voice,

Claw-like hands prying apart my bones to burrow inside

Where I keep you, where you rattle in the chains of me even after you’ve gone

Where romance is a horror to behold, touch is beastly and your kisses burn into me,

For I am branded with you, as you are scarred by me

There is further yet to go – into my splitting veins, slithering behind my eyes

Inside me a beautiful ruin, charred into stillness,

Breathless with the love of you,