I Know You Too

I know you know me.
By the ache
in your bones
and the pulse
in your veins,
you know me,
and God help you,
I know you too.

© Nicole Lyons 2017

Fancy Meeting You Here

Sometimes the memories become too much,
and I wonder if you have locked me away
as I have you.
And if every now and again I begin kicking
through the walls of your mind,
overwhelming you,
and if I do I wonder if you quietly surrender,
or if you furiously gasp for air
when the regret takes you under, too.

© Nicole Lyons 2017

Vintage Heart

For Tamara, with love.


She’s an old soul
with young eyes,
a vintage heart,
and a beautiful mind.

© Nicole Lyons 2017

To Nothing

How recklessly we turn
from strangers
to lovers,
and blindly back
to nothing.

© Nicole Lyons 2017

Fade Out

There was a moment
when the neon
caught the silver
that I thought to myself,
This is going to make a wicked mess.

But the lights
went down
and everything
faded to black.

© Nicole Lyons 2017


I never meant
to ruin him,
but I do love
the way his heart
still beats
my name.

© Nicole Lyons 2016