Crush Violets

c. 1997

Cover artwork by the amazing Antoinette Hancock.  I chose that drawing because it felt so Ophelian.

This was a small chapbook, but one that I still hold near to my heart.  The poems are all based on songs by the band Falling Janus.

This one is my favorite:


A dance with shadow
The sound of emptiness waltzing
That I could be such absence in your heart.

Your hands fall away,
Your eyes fall away,
Your lips,
They are no longer mine.

That I could be such absence.
That I should still be here.