Refusing to surrender

Leaving at the foam

Forming around the mouth

Spitting capital cases

But the words won’t come out

The loneliness swipes at

Reality, garnished of rain

Scraping off the miles

A child by another name

Another shot of cliche

Poet’s blood to the page

Bruised ink morale clasped

Paying for love on a

Last chance

Atomic bonding wielded

At the soul bone


I couldn’t get away from you

Without removing myself from

Olive skin and home

Codeine milk on lungs

Sinking deep

    With nothing left

   We love straight ahead

  For worst plans and better


Never going to surrender