A shadow to my left

A flicker in my eye

A hollow in my chest

A sigh,

A sigh.


The story left unsaid

The laugh that isn’t heard

The poem never read

A cage,

A bird.


A table’s empty place

A jar of coffee full

A bed that’s mostly space

The push,

The pull.


The days that drag their heels

The nights I lie awake

The way that numbness feels

The burn

The ache.


The quandary at hand

The right, the maybe wrong

The line drawn in the sand

Too short,

Too long.


At day’s end

You coil into the quiet spaces,


But felt;

Your corporeal absence

Now lives in the not-doing,

The not-feeling.

For days I have picked at the nots

To unravel the maybes

Entwined in the dread-locks

Which keep me fettered,

Tied to the spot;

Twisted and bound,

And yet


More (Subspace #9)

Let love be assumed.

It is not more nor less

For the bond between our molecules.

We met because we loved

And there is nothing to be gained,

Or lost in our parting.

And what crackles in our spaces

Is more than They crave:

Less than a ripple,

Yet still

It crashes

When you fuck the universe

Through me

And I know death at your hand


Where more

Nullifies less

Until we



Gravity (Subspace #8)

Let me cling to the earth a while longer,

Bring my centre of gravity down.

I’ll weigh soaring through oblivion

With sitting in this groove

And learn to love the dreams where I can fly;

Let me ground myself:

Feet to earth,

Dance back my power

‘Ere I disintegrate,

My gravity shattered into something new.

Watch me and be elevated

Brought low



And we are the moment of conception,

The birth of stars stretched out through time:

Your touch the creation of atom,

My gravity to bring you home.

Viscosity (Subspace #7)

Defying Newton’s law

We collide.


We, shockwave




We earthquake,

Birthing continents

New and untainted.


And we try to destroy one another.

And come close.


But sweat-slicked and with kisses barely tremors

The slap of our fuck


And we are blended


And sinking


Down to where our bones will rest

After we are consumed by the slow wave

Of our love.