blank spaces

Posted in Crimson Writ, Poetry on March 25th, 2020 by D'jaevle

what if all the blank spaces
are just hiding places
for my devils?

and I fill this page with words
to overturn their homes
pluck them by their wings
and make them mine again

bright light

Posted in Crimson Writ, Poetry on February 20th, 2020 by D'jaevle

you are
a bright light.
a soft curve

but forgiving

you are today’s delight

the space between each breath

and sometimes
breath itself

never enough

Posted in Poetry on February 8th, 2020 by D'jaevle

There is not enough of you.

Not enough of the special brand of mischief
your eyes promise.

Not enough of your promiscuous laugh
that has made itself so comfortably at home in my heart.

Not enough of your crooked smile,
or the map of your thighs in the morning
a lazy but confident promise
if only
I will stay in bed.

There is not enough of you.

so I stole your shadow from a sunny day
to shade me while I read

I convinced your reflection to follow me home
and watch me as I write.

There is not enough of you,
so I will write you into a line,
a poem
a book
a dream.

i see you breathe

Posted in Crimson Writ, Poetry on January 29th, 2020 by D'jaevle

i steal
your breath

hungry heart

Posted in Crimson Writ, Poetry on January 3rd, 2020 by D'jaevle

there was a moment
when her eyes
met mine
that I

she would be

I would know her
through her
beautiful eyes

and she would know me
hungry heart

sins of the map-maker

Posted in Crimson Writ, Poetry on December 22nd, 2019 by D'jaevle

I know your curves.
I learned them the best way possible.
by touch and by taste.
with time and with hunger.
deliberate and slow.
swift and sure.

I mapped the contours of your body with intent and your curves remember me well; strong hands and parted lips left landmarks.

I left my poetry between your thighs and my scent upon your skin.

you are known, but not discovered; there are secrets left in the cleft of your thighs, and the rising rhythm of your breathe.

I know your curves.

But I want to know them better.

grey wolf

Posted in General Musings on December 8th, 2019 by D'jaevle

So – you are wondering – after almost fifteen years, why is he posting poetry almost exclusively?

Well, I mean, who doesn’t love poetry?

Honestly, almost everything I share – prose, poetry, autobiographical – is shared with an intent to evoke a feeling.

And poetry is my sharpest knife. The fastest way to mainline my intent. To inject my current mood or feelings directly into the veins of those who read my words.

Life evolves. The wolf under my skin is still there, but he’s older, slightly (so very slightly) wiser – and just as hungry.

I never write for a particular audience. I always write for myself first, and for the attentive reader second. Throwing bottled words to the world to see what the tides would turn up.

NE is still here. She’s kneeling by my desk right now. I spend every weekend with her and Bear. In a moment I am going to have my hands around her neck and her breath is going to belong to me.

Like I said.

Some things never change.

raised up

Posted in General Musings, Poetry on December 5th, 2019 by D'jaevle

from your knees
everyone seems

subjugation by decree
submission through the
eye of a needle

there is such beauty
in a head lowered
and eyes


Posted in Crimson Writ on November 27th, 2019 by D'jaevle

inevitable. a statement of fact.

that you belong _here_

bound. beaten. bought.

i know your devils well

Posted in Crimson Writ on October 31st, 2019 by D'jaevle

Tell me your secrets.

The dirty ones.

The ones you hide even from your closest friends because you fear they will judge you.

Share with me the wicked daydreams that slip into your days unbidden, making you unexpectedly wet. The kind that shock you in their vividness and make you blush at your own audacity.

Whisper to me the things you are afraid to admit because speaking aloud only makes them more real.

And tempting.

Show me the darker side of you. The shadowed places you go to when you’re right at the edge, the unthinkable taboos that give you a release so hard you are left trembling.

Ashamed, you swear to never go there again.

Until you do.

Don’t be afraid.

Let me in.

I know your devils well.