Friday, June 17, 2011

Wet by Stephen Jarrell Williams

Quiver of skin

taking you
under a rainstorm

windshield wipers swishing

your warm lips on my neck

in the backseat of my mind
the feel of you
peppering me with the pain of pleasure

missing you now
in an open field
car stuck in mud

years compressed

leather of my boots
still shining
the lightning you struck.

Published in Black Lantern Publishing- November 2009

Friday, June 10, 2011

Joys of Madness by Stephen Jarrell Williams

Staying up all night painting
the enamel ceiling dark hues of blue
yellow stars and white lightning

dunking fries in catsup
drinking Pepsi
chewing ice

knowing the whole world is
sleeping on its back
kicking at the universal dream

night shadows on soft skin
music playing in another room

lying quiet
holding on
holding on
to the joys of madness.

Published in Camroc Press Review- 2009