Held aloft by spotlights and musical instruments

I languidly attempt to break through ambivalence

My delicate soprano echoes in tones morose

And I silently debate my ability to engross


Unable to tell sock and buskin from this countenance o’ mine

Memorized verses and undisclosed soliloquies intertwine

And though the peanut gallery in laughter engage

It serves only to remind me of who stands on stage




Yesterday night, I finally discovered the taste of your lips

I understood that my imagination could never do you justice

At last, I was tenderly cradled in the bosom of happiness


Yesterday night, I drifted through the endless prairies of your eyes

Traveled through miles and eons by the tip of your tongue

Fathomed the sensation of an island receiving a castaway ashore


Yesterday night, I was invincible

Sure of everything I’d ever wanted to know

Free of doubt and full of wonder


Yesterday night, you visited me in my dreams

I awoke with the sensation of emptiness in my chest

Your proclamations of love will remain whispers of my imagination

I will forever wonder about the taste of your lips




Pingos pingam pancadas
Cinza se desfaz em lençóis
Ruínas e impurezas levadas
Enquanto se ocultam os sóis

Pequenas explosões geram mudez-
Grandes cortinas me dão lucidez
Paz se origina de contradição
Me põe a dormir feito uma canção

E então, o aguaceiro
Com seu tiro certeiro
Me encontra em meu lar
E lhe toma o lugar

Derrete as paredes do meu frágil abrigo
Me protege, me acalma, e chora comigo.



his uneven breathing
like lapping waves
a songstress’s soft calls
of pleasure and decadence

passion and fire
through paper thin walls

birds singing
from behind bars
inside their gilded cages

impossibly tall branches
tangle with clouds
as our roots do the sheets