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A touch of ardor on your drop lips

a pearl and swill of semantic doom

tormented milk cement my eyelets

cause beauty to harm my subtlety

crave hues to percussive threnody

not death but design of omega sheen

prayer to lengths of lovers quills

skilled mortal mockery stepping deep

knock quick to void a doubtful hip

scold hearts this instant remedy

faithless licks to the nape of bliss

sadness a long lost bruise tonight

youth is calm inside my skinned knee

agape my mouthful soul escapes

oblige the tongue it perpetuates

like love could empty out the light

ease this pent up shadowed lie

from yearning legs that shame you

pin my head across your ribs

this tremulous ache could never die


(C)2011 Christopher E. Vaughn


About Christopher Vaughn

Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1971 and moved all over the world as a military brat, my first venture into writing occurred in my heart early in childhood when I became obsessed with science fiction books by Jules Verne, Dan O Bannen, Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury. It was early elementary school when I discovered Robert Frost and his pen struck me. I was wanting to be in the worlds he painted. After several honors English classes and more obsessive reading of Madeleine L'Engle and Stephen King, I knew writing was a calling. In the 80's I was also enamored with electronic bands Depeche Mode and Front 242 and seminal bands like Skinny Puppy and Click Click which influenced my writing as well. In the 90's I was transformed when I discovered Clive Barker, he was the total package. Artist, Painter, Sculptor, Writer, Poet, Director...I became a survivalist writer. A term I coined by the nature of writing through feeling...letting go of the negative and hurt. Which if you are a poet, is what you do. It's not all just about creative churning. It's letting out what you feel inside of you. I continue to write poetry, short stories and lyrics to survive...

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