A Sanity Assailed


Sunlight dances through leaves off vines
To touch the earth on this morning rise
Crisp autumn air left beads of crystal ice
Spooning grapes, dangling, wanting, to be wine

Drunk on the nectar of the gods
Gives courage to sing a song aloud
Dance about, frolic, in happy thoughts
Spreading joy, leaving smiles abound

Taste of wine, on lips, divine
Quick to kiss, a kiss’ sublime
Sends a rush, a hush, be mine
Forevermore, one glass at a time

Sober comes, when pain invades
Screams inside, a story creates
Silence broken, sliced by blades
Splattered blood, on a paper chase

Vineyards deep, beyond what lays
Lost in sleep, a final breath exhaled
Counting sheep, to end all days
Bottles deep, a sanity assailed

Ax

Come Dance With Me


How bittersweet the journey has, travelled long, highs, lows
Lured by dimpled smiles, dreamy, steamy, sexy eyes
Fell in love a thousand times, every one hit beats in rhymes
Held captive to a broken heart, stitches fade to a hardened scar…

Come dance with me, soothe our souls
Could you, would you, find the time to roll
Blaze the herb of peace and tranquility
Take a chance on a night filled sensuality
Come dance with me, flesh to flesh
Feel the heat, warmed on skin flushed
Side to side, swaying with the breeze
All alone, no one watching, now breathe
Come dance with me, open wide
Make every step a silky glide
Taste what we feel, touch back every touch
A lifetime flashed, make every second count
Come dance with me, to the very end
Lay down slow from a spinning pirouette
Beautiful swan drunk and charmed
Faerie tale dreams in a prince’ arms

Ax

Water Dancer


A forgotten reminder
Found floating under water
One gulp of air braved
For the final dance saved
Birthed from mother’s womb
Drowned in oceans tomb

China doll sinks below
Wishes for a tail to grow
A mermaid to comfort
Sailors who covet
Passing round rum
Whistling “a pirate I am”
Lured by a vision, a beauty queen
Strikes a pose like the goddess Norma Jean

The sound of silence roars
At a time in space a planet forms
It births the living, one can imagine
The beauty created as if with magic
Earth spread wide covered green
Trees lined up to mountain peaks
Valleys, lakes, rivers that spill
To the ocean, deep, dark, muffled still
Darwin’s dream, is it real? Where from
A crystalline sea, the start and end comes

Ax

One Moment In Time


I would take and cherish but a glance
If that is all you have to give, my chance
To turn it into something grand
As to be bold enough to hold your hand
Strong yet delicate, my heart pulls to dance
Float high into the clouds, a romance
Begins with trust, planted firmly on land
Oh how we would move, make the world stand
Watch love grow with just one look, perchance
One moment in time that would break this trance

Ax

Suicide Is Painless


A sip of ‘shine that buys courage, to run a blade amuck, encouraged
Back to back with a shadow lurking, demon guides an evil working…

Suffers when daylight breaks
Knowing, life outside is calling
Dragging feet to a seconds beat
Every step clicks to the sound of a tick
Sipping hooch made from skin and herb
Opens the door, to lead to a magical place
Beyond the beyond, that can only be imagined
Hallucinating peace for a broken-hearted seed
Lost among humans who kill their own race
Sunset love, gives hope that such beauty exists
On a planet that lives to destroy what it gives
Such pain to endure, is it worth waiting for?
That a ship would appear, beam a light that steers
A journey through a hole in the fabric of time
End the tragedies that Shakespeare has’t written
Yield to the demon from darkness comes from
Take ones own life to live anew, far away from this view
Suicide is painless except for the one who loves you

Ax

To Dream The Dream


Awake, asleep, I lose my mind thinking about her I find
I’ve lost the real for the unreal, becoming my real is surreal…

Her silhouette moves into view
Crystalline colours of every hue
My vision clears that I may see
The sparkle of her shine moves me

Every step and glance is choreographed
As a cinematic masterpiece crafted
Potions brewed in a cauldron of draught
Sorcery and spells concocted by witchcraft

To dream the dream, may it come true
To have, to hold, embrace anew
Living on the edge of reality
Tipping on side of fantasy

Ax

Cut The Wick


looking back at all the pieces
shattered bits and torn ligaments

falling from a dull star
its faded glow rains a grey soot

chapped lips that burn
bleeds to bites that come down hard

the constant pain inflicted
all in the act of contrition

wrongs do right, in minds eye
believes to suffer, a penitent cry

prayers to end a wretched life
pray to dreams of one without strife

jack- be nimble, god be quick
give me peace, cut the wick

Ax