the road to perdition

Posted in Captured - The Spoken Word, Crimson Writ on October 5th, 2008 by D'jaevle

He comes when you need him but never when expected.

He is impatiently patient; he waits with unconcealed desire.

He will always tell the truth, but never tell you what you most want to know.

His eyes are not without kindness, but you will never understand it; even his kindness has purpose.

He will not settle.

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D'jaevle, Devil Arriving

fountain of splinters

Posted in Captured - The Spoken Word on September 14th, 2008 by D'jaevle

A carving, a slow deliberate cut, curled petals sharp enough to splinter; known touch with fingers outstretched, following the grooves, the moist wooden harbor I fight to free you from.

I worshiped you once, as goddess and tree. Your heartbeat was stronger then mine, slow as molasses and timed for the season. Your roots went deeper, stretching far enough back to taste the earth.

And you danced. Oh, how you danced, your gown of red and yellow tattered by the song, your arms stretched to the sun and the moon and the stars. You danced; but you danced only for the wind. 

I wanted you to dance for me.

Who will earn your tears?

Who will taste the evidence of your sorrow?

Who will kiss away the remnants of your joy?

I will.

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D'jaevle, Rainmaker

forget-me-nots

Posted in Captured - The Spoken Word, Crimson Writ on July 12th, 2008 by D'jaevle

lavender blue
    petals
on trembling lips

   you have swallowed
my joy
      along with my sorrow

       
 

— 

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D'jaevle, Forget Not

nice shoes

Posted in Captured - The Spoken Word, Crimson Writ on May 24th, 2008 by D'jaevle

NE suggested a slightly different take on my audio clip below; ever the benevolent dictator, I've replaced the clip with the newer version.

— 

Tonight is a time of hunger, when the wolf is close enough to the surface that I can feel the cold yellow eyes looking out.

is it ever enough, a bit of blood, the ungentle allure of the forbidden – 

is it ever enough, lips parted, eyes closed, breathing it, drowning in it –

is it ever enough, cutting against the grain instead of with it, as if the welling of need can be stemmed by nipping at the heels, chasing tail instead of heart?

I don't think it is. 

— 

May I suggest – this is best listened to alone.

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D'jaevle, Raw

the princess and the leash

Posted in Captured - The Spoken Word, Crimson Writ on April 19th, 2008 by D'jaevle

dark was her hair
    'round bout her waist
soft were her kisses
    so carefully placed

 —

We are reasonable men, are we not? Reasonable fellows, given to speaking of reasonable things.

Reasonable, that is, except in affairs of the heart. 

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D'jaevle, Obedience

a poem, like a cage

Posted in Captured - The Spoken Word, Crimson Writ on January 25th, 2008 by D'jaevle

But I am patient, and I understand something fundamental about the dichotomy of your role. It's not me your fighting. It's the coiled desire you keep so tightly in check, the sliver of need I've awoken.

It is surrendering to your desire you fight against.

And my firm grip, my gaze as it watches you, my words that detail the way I will lay you out as a feast, the knowledge I will follow through, despite your own fears – these are just the first steps.

— 

'Don't Feed the Words' said the sign.

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D'jaevle, Signs

favored by the sinners

Posted in Captured - The Spoken Word, Crimson Writ, Poetry on December 31st, 2007 by D'jaevle

   You are faith,
        favored by the sinners
        forgiven but not forgotten
        first to be filled
 
           last
               to flinch.

     in silence
         sentenced.
 
     in stillness
         left

     you belong here.

Happy new year, children.

I am off to the city of sin, to enjoy a week of decadence.

Here, a small gift.

Listen. 

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D'jaevle, Grail

the lost children

Posted in Captured - The Spoken Word, Crimson Writ, Poetry on December 7th, 2007 by D'jaevle

 

I prefer the greedy girls
    the lost children
        who have forgotten not
           how to play
              or pray
                 or
                   may
                       be
                           they have
                                  but they're good at pretending otherwise

 

Sometimes I see my words as sharp, covered in jagged edges, a sweet, warm and jagged pill. 

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D'jaevle, Unfinished

Please, resist.

Posted in Captured - The Spoken Word, Crimson Writ on November 25th, 2007 by D'jaevle

We treasure that which hurts us most.

  the greater the sacrifice
    the deeper the wound
       the darker our desire to take the hand that wields the knife.

Turn out the lights. Close your eyes. Listen.

And then tell me.

Will you struggle?

I'm hoping you will. 

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D'jaevle, Struggle

Paths

Posted in Captured - The Spoken Word, Crimson Writ on October 10th, 2007 by D'jaevle

If you could see the path in its entirety, knew the broken stones upon which you would stumble, the shade you rest under, the dark promise at its end – would you still walk it?

Close your eyes – no peeking now! – and listen. 

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D'jaevle, Paths