House of Cards

August 14th, 2022

I hope this poem finds you well
Hiding in your house of cards
You gave enough to gain my trust
But you never dropped your guard
Too afraid to travel the world
Or have a serious conversation
Wasting my time like it’s yours to gamble
And you leave me in frustration
You never cared enough to ask
You treat life like it’s poker
So I will continue to fold
When I needed an ace but all I got was a joker
So I hope this poem brings you hell
Because I will call your bluff
And if you keep using people like toys
You will never be enough

The Invitation

July 18th, 2022

You were unexpected to say the least
When your messages consumed my time
I was looking for a distraction
And you seemed to be inclined
A spontaneous invitation
An arrangement from a joke
I accepted your offer
Which you did not revoke
The taste of whiskey on your tongue
The scent tingling my nose
I admit I kissed you first
You played me like dominos
A careless decision in the midnight hours
A feeling I’ve never known
I got lost inside your games
When I should have stayed alone


April 30th, 2011

I heard temptation say my name
It whispered in my ear
And all this guilt lays on my mind
Blasting for all to hear
The emptiness just can’t be filled
No matter who’s around
And the devil knows just what I want
But it never will be found
I found comfort in my ways
But it never fills the hole
And the more I try to drain my mind
The more my thoughts are full
And as I wait so pathetically
I wonder if anyone knows
I wait for a simple word
That passes as it goes
And these moments are slipping away
I’m wasting my own time
But I know to hold this in
I’ll always be just fine