Show Me How To Live

“Tell me why I should live”

she whispered

as she took the first step into nothingness

“So that you can show me how”

was whispered back

as gentle winds lifted her above the abyss

DRM 2020


Inspired by “Tell Me Why” by Josephine Ranes at

*When I read the last line, it made me think of the song “Show Me How To Live” by Audioslave which made me think of a child wanting her mother to teach her how to survive the trials of life.




Got’cher Back

I’ve seen what they’ve done
under the guise of love
maybe to make themselves feel all big and bad
or maybe just for fun
Beaten and battered you
taken everything you own
pushed you down again and again
made you feel alone
I’ve seen some of the choices you’ve made
struggling to make yourself some semblance of whole
taped and glued yourself together
and built that wall
How it hurt me to see you take another fall
But here I stand beside you
helping you to your feet and patching up your knees
helping you walk into the coming sunrise that is your due
DRM 2020



When the pain is too much

don’t run and hide

just come home

When life’s burden is at your feet

don’t pick it up

let me carry some

When you want to run away

because you don’t feel good enough

run to my waiting embrace

When you feel lost

with nowhere to go

know that home is where my heart waits

DRM 2019

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*Inspired by the line “come back home, Just come home” from the song “Where’s My Love” by SYML

Diamond Veins

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I wished my love

could fill her

until there was no need

for the  therapeutic

cut of the blade

DRM 2019

Inspired by

“Diamond Veins” by French 79


*I sometimes find myself attracted to those in some sort of pain and wish I could take it away.  The title made me think of a few cutter friends of mine.