Listen to Ivy read Reciprocal Bloom   the blossom doesn’t beg the bee to love it full attentively wise to its prize dons no disguise imperfect it still blooms   such is my need on darker days to love our love whose wants are brave protect respect while fueling fire beneath a sacred moon   […]

Listen to Ivy read Passageway   the path was long it wound around felt some way lost some way from found despair betossed on dangerous ground appeared to be alone   upon the path weary i grew proceeded not as winter blew winds were colder  struck me blind as splinters stabbed inside my mind  amid […]

Listen to Ivy read Vintage   drunk on norepinephrine wine labeled Years Your Words Plagued My Mind a vintage of blacks and raving reds sustain dread in my almond-shaped matter whisper whisper hidey-hide the child inside plays panic games of save the day or run away while i grope for my determination aged two score […]

Listen to Ivy read Pure   nocturnal blooms scent my soul rich and red well into tears by our honesty fed alive in a place unaware of my head wisdom to know not a puppeteer’s thread does a heart hold resisting celestial tide release dismal currents of ways gone awry neither of mind nor of […]

Listen to Ivy read The Moment I Knew   the moment I knew, silence grew youthful wisdom plucked from broken wings part of me flickered inside you   you stood amid love he withdrew duty was your scepter, childhood king the moment I knew, silence grew   you worshipped without pious pew where ivy crept […]

Listen to Ivy read Birdsong   . voices of ten hundred or thirty three flow into me as i sit in sunbeams on an april afternoon where i am alone but thankful you’re with me because you live far away yet kiss songs for me to feel on my cheek . to hear in my heart . […]

Listen to Ivy read She Inside Me   does knowing She diminish Me and all things wished for Me to be ? i trapped Me between hope and disappointment in She’s garden where daisies stretch necks to glimpse sunbeams penetrating nightsorrows neither black nor bright atmosphere hovers thick wanting hopes hurt where disappointment lurks in […]

Listen to Ivy read Alone   Alone scratches wallpaper inside my skull as beetles black scritch marigold earth in search of light -daytimes- while vacancy creeps into my now   Now taunts promises boxed in glass on my mantle aging as cloudy vision blurs -i miss you- twisting Alone into mistaking you as need   […]

Listen to Ivy read Boundless   no boundaries only clear skies profoundly at ease when i rise no spies on the bridge as i scale heartbreak ridge and make sweet every peak that i climb to the one who is safe to the one who is mine to the one who makes sweet every peak […]

Listen to Ivy read My Green   I would speak of the breeze but rules whisper against such obvious observations in a March garden bed where blooms a love that is against the rules too . Beneath our tree (which should never be described for fear of being as sorry as ones who hold hope […]