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the lost son of venus and mars


once a messenger of love
he finds himself grounded
trying to flex his broken wings

he walks barefoot on forest trail
bow in hand and empty quiver
strapped across his shoulder

hunger had set in days ago
his canteen containing but a few
drops of morning dew

determined to save himself
he calls upon the heavens
to pierce his ailing heart


april two thousand sixteen
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Cupid’s wrist rocket


Tension in my arm stays tight
but I’m strong for my age
a fence jumper
and tree climber
a better shooter than William Tell

I thought I knew myself
better than this
nonetheless always find myself
transgressing with every
errantly blown kiss

I may not be the original
but I possess two sharp eyes
and even sharper arrows
let loose from treetops
piercing the loneliest of hearts


february two thousand sixteen
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lady-in-waiting


atop the stone wall
the handsome young man
sat perfectly still
his bow and arrow
resting on his lap
his tireless eyes envisioning
his one true love
emerging from within



november two thousand twelve
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