Wings of Midnight Velvet

The darkness enfolds me in black velvet wings
She holds me close and she holds me tight
She whispers to me of unspeakable thingsĀ 
Only understood in the darkest of night
Like a lone hermit thrush, she hauntingly singsĀ 
You are safe here with me until morning’s light
Here in the shadows where everything blends
The darkness and me are the closest of friends

Dancing with Shadows

Do you know that I don't know
Anything beyond light and shadow
No ideas, no thoughts
Just reactions

I chase my shadow
I run from my shadow
I touch my shadow
I lean on my shadow
I tap on its fingers
I step on its feet

And we dance
And we prance
And we dance

I can't see you watching
If I did, I couldn't care
Light and dark are now
All that I perceive
Not just the colors
But the things we believe
Ideas don't exist
And neither do you
Unless you bring it
Bring your shadow into view
Then I can dance —
With your shadow, not with you

Black and white
Dark and light
Are all I comprehend
But it's not so bad
To dance with shadows
Round the bend


Everyone’s secret the same (2004)

Mind-secrets blow through the air like dust
Secure but surprisingly uniform
Some fly through the cracks of universal masks
Some sink through crevasses of fear
People wander in, exploring the twists and turns
Grasping at the dust, forgetting plain sight:
The biggest secret, no secret at all
Waits patiently under our feet

Taut, searching minds
Huddled at a run in artificial dark
Turning at breakneck speed
From what they fear the least