Muted Grape and Spiced Wine

Muted Grape and Spiced Wine

I hang suspended, hot inside the cool tones of muted grape dreams, where the reds of a spiced wine seep past my lips to dance upon yours. You are beautiful, in the hues of my passion, and I could be beautiful beneath you, in foreign lands, and within your secrets, until I come home reeking [...]

Mixed With A Hint

Mixed With A Hint

It was my words that spilled from his lips, my poetry that poured from his soul; how was I to resist my own passion, mixed with a hint of his own. © Nicole Lyons 2017

Close To Inside

Close To Inside

I want you here, almost inside, but it was his words that reached below my surface, those fucking words that crawled inside of me, and carved our names into the walls of my secrets. I’ve almost got you here, close to inside, and when I close the door behind you, it will be his darkest [...]

Crackle and Hum

Crackle and Hum

I will line them all up, the many versions of me you broke, and couldn’t, and tried to break again, and I will whisper them stories, tuck them in and talk of tall tales of you and me and love, and all manner of make believe. They will know of the happy endings that never [...]

A Collection of Madness and Magic

A Collection of Madness and Magic

My mind is light and dark and always uneven, a rest stop for a long line of weary travellers and mischief makers; a home to thousands of manic spiders spinning sticky webs of dark delusions against the back of my eyes. My ears itch with the whispers of hyper charged bits of paranoia. My throat [...]

The Hill On The Way Home

The Hill On The Way Home

What an exhausting thing it has become, being held captive inside your darkest thoughts. Rocking back and forth, massaging the balls of my feet on each step up your spine, wiggling my toes, pushing into the sweet center of every weakening vertebrae. It is a tricky climb, your backbone, steep and full of hidden twists, [...]

Walk With Me

Walk With Me

  Walk with me. Walk with me through this world; hands clasped tightly, bodies at ease. Walk with me. Let us travel together to places unknown where we can fill our lungs with strange air and dip our toes into unusual waters. Walk with me. Let us climb mountains beneath the sea in search of [...]

Stoke Your Fire, Darlings

Stoke Your Fire, Darlings

There are people walking this world with empty hearts and poisoned souls, and they will never be happy unless they watch the world burn. Stoke your fire darlings. Burn hot, burn bright, burn love, and leave them choking on your smoke and their own twisted thoughts. © Nicole Lyons 2017

I Sold My Soul to a Dark Gypsy Man

I Sold My Soul to a Dark Gypsy Man

I sold my soul, for a tattered old map, to a dark gypsy man singing songs about the girl who dances with the shadows down a crooked old road. © Nicole Lyons 2017

Where Green Things Grow

Where Green Things Grow

For GG, with love I was here, and I burned with you. Like kindling struck, my brittle bones did break hot, but oh how we danced, when my coolest hands palmed the sweat off your neck, we glowed good, and I took your love to my veins. From lungs of fire upon gasping breath I [...]