shelter me

As I gently finger
        impossibly soft layers
              & rediscover the living
                  wondrous center
         I realize
           I was shielded
                    by bladed wings

–LM

bulletspread

Sounds like
        havoc
      is not your
              romantic language

     Am I right*?

        Or do I get a pass
            because you feel love
                will desert
                     or amplify
                        amass?

–LM

tarnished artist

White feather quills
             & marble busts
     wrinkled cash lying flat
                              atop agarwood
             can I portray you/
                         &   would you permit me
                                       my love,
 
                      could you forgive me
                             for [ENCASING] you
                                           incorrupt

–LM

Waning Crescent

Nonstop hysterical laughter
                  in the stoic face of sorrow
               two masks joined together
                 
                      Meanwhile
                        my tiny smirk
                                     Persists_____

–LM

Pin Me

I am your nervous pincushion
                           & your memories
         are priceless—     if you wanted to    
                                        tack them on
         I can also be emery,
                                        needle me through:
                                                  just leave me
                                                                 Not
                           
                                                    –  LM