“she said her name is Raven” (2017)

She said her name is raven

After she twirled on the pole

Stopping to give a me hug

And allow the dollar to be

Inserted in her g string

She said her name is raven

As she sat next to me

Taking a shot of alcohol

And rubbing my inner thigh

She said her name is raven

As she explained the tattoos across her canvas

The skull and roses on her arms

The outstretched owl beneath her breasts

She said her name is raven

As she removed her top and shoes

And sat atop my lap

Whispering in my ear

She said her name is raven

As she allowed my hands to explore

While she moved her body against mine

In time to the music

She said her name is raven

As the song came to an end

But my pockets are now empty

And our time is now done

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Fragments IV

His skin cracked like a canyon

After years of drought

His face

A Halloween mask

With some familiarity 

But not what you remember 

His features

Exaggerated 

A caricature 

Cartoon

His dress

Disheveled 

The same outfit of four days running
Fragments 2005