Your scarred hands

Speak of invasion

Of passion sliding

Recklessly into a heart

Blanketed in vestigial thorns


How could you love me

Knowing that beneath my carapace

Lie not the intimacy of communion

But a beast ostracizing

In contempt of beauty


Sometimes your smile

Threatens to silence

The demons

Bred inside

My flesh

Sometimes your hands

Rearrange me

Cover my naked bones

With the heat

Of your lips


If I believe hard enough

Will I cease thinking

Of loss and act?

Will your body overlook

The mistakes

In my composition?

Will you find  sanctuary

Where I’ve found only



I have never seen

My face without


I could never bare

For you, whose opinion

I honor above all others,

To look at me

With the same eyes


If we stay together

Time will unveil me

If I walk away

While I still belong

Then I’ll have these

Perfect memories

To rely upon

But if I leave

I’ll never know

The nature of my soul



28 thoughts on “Unbound

  1. The picture at first startled me. I liked the slice of darkness in your words. Also, the sadness and hesitation is well expressed in the poem. Great job!

  2. This is so devastatingly beautiful! You strip the emotion to its bare essence with your stunning words. Cannot wait for your book to be available!

  3. This poem really speaks to me. It took me back to a time in my own life when my soul, heart and mind were so damaged and I surrounded myself with walls of thorns, pushing away anyone who tried to love me, until I met my now-husband. That telling line: “Time will unveil me”…I was terrified of time unveiling me, as it inevitably does.

    If you haven’t found anyone yet, I would love to write your blurb (or at least give it a go.:) My email address is:

    Your writing strikes such a deep cord within me. I can’t wait to get a copy of your book.:)

    1. Meeting my own husband has done wonders as well but while I am happy and natural around him, I am still very shy in general. I am so glad to hear you are in a better place now you are immensely talented and have such such a beautiful and generous spirit I wish you all the best. Awww thank you that means so much to me (hugs)

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