Caress my Mind


“The night was meant
For people like us.
For people who use it to get away.
For people who see themselves in
The city lights
And for those who lose themselves
In the long walks home.

The night is where the gentle madness is,
My friend,
And that is where people
Like us belong.”

You, my dear
My mind
In a way that is
More sensual
Than my body
Has ever been touched

Ever so slowly
You draw me into
Your world
Binding with
This cageless
Wild mind
Never taking for granted
The surrender.

-LM Jones
(Quote: RM Drake)




“And the ocean taught her how to
Drown in all the things bigger than
The ocean loved her
And knew everything that made her.
And every time she’d walk to the shore,
She’d smile at the ocean
Because the waves
Told her story.”

I look into the ocean
Feeling it’s depths
In the corners of my soul

It’s trails
Have been called fathomless
I alone know them well
I walk them often
Over the treacherous
Of my own mind

My depths call to yours
Meet me at the shore
Under a cherry blossom tree
I’ll ring you with
A garland of love
And baptize you
In the sea.

-LM Jones
(Quote: RM Drake)
(Image: Rosario Piazza)

I’ll be in the Air


“I will never
Be a morning person,
For the moon and I
Are much too in love.”

Will the words of our lives
One day enrobe
The stones of our graves?
Our pages will be
The memorials of our lives
Let others pause
Or simply pass us by
Some will take for granted
Our souls laid bare
But I
I’m beckoned by the moon
And I’ll be in the air

-LM Jones
(Quote: Christopher Poindexter)



Those long summer days
When I was seventeen
Sun kissed skin
On the lake
Unbuttoned life vest
Bikini underneath
The power and thrum
Of the jet ski
Between my knees

You would watch
From the shore
As I’d race
Shooting straight across the water
Then a jerk to the left
And I’d spin into a 180
Sending a spray of water
Into the air
The freedom of it
As I’d giggle
And race out again
I always had a need
For risk
And speed

Oh, those late summer days
All of us piled into the back
Of an old station wagon
Singing along to Weezer
And U2
“Where the Streets have no Name”
That was our theme song
As we raced along
Those winding mountain roads
We had trails to climb
And waterfalls to slide

Then there were those fall days
Alone on the back deck
I’d watch the evening light
Play on the leaves
Of my favorite tree
I’d blow him a kiss
As I skipped down the steps
And waltzed toward my bike
Adventure and the night
Always called to me
So I’d follow the sunset
Toward that ancient church yard
Where I wondered among the stones
Reading the stories of their past
All the while
I’d be spinning my own
And stories
Of all that I’d be
Even then
Innocent as I was
The moon was my lover
And still he beckons
To the tides of my spirit
“Come and twirl with me, Leah.”

-LM Jones

This Demanding Pain


“That’s the thing about pain, it demands to be felt.”

Yes, pain demands to be felt
An inferno arising from within
Refuses to be ignored
No point in placation

I have learned to let tears fall
Wherever they may
And I will feel no shame
In my submission
I give myself over to the tidal wave

Total surrender
As up up up…I’m carried
Then, reaching the crest, I’m pushed
Not over, but back
To fall and crash

Churned with the rocks and shells
I become smooth
Baptized in the salt of the seas
I’m one with the water
And the breeze

From below now calm tides
I see the brilliant dawn
I break the surface
Breathing life in sobbing gulps

Ivory wings unfurl
And I begin to rise
Wait and you will see
The dawn within my eyes.

-LM Jones
(Quote: The Fault in Our Stars)
(Image: Robyn Chance)

Create Me


“She was fascinated with words
To her, words were things of beauty,
Each like a magical powder
Or potion
That could be combined
With other words
To create powerful spells.”

Create me with your words
Let them trail like fingers
Down my spine

Paint me with your breath
Let me be clothed
With all the colors
Of your thoughts

Bind me with your voice
Let your tones encircle
My wrists and knees
And all the labyrinths
Of my mind.
-LM Jones

(Quote: Dean Koontz)
(Image: Timothy Parker)



“And the stitches across her chest
Defined her past
So she presented her heart
Like some beautiful creature
That no man could ever resist.”

You should know, my dear
That I’ll fall for you
Releasing caution and fear
I always do

All passion I release and give
I’m yours to command
For your smile I’ll live
Seeking rest from your hand

There is something I would know
I ask you this question
Are you healing or final blow?
Are you to be my destruction?

I fall
I rise
I fall again

You may have my arms, my lips, my eyes
Only, be gentle with my heart
I’ve grown weary of flattery and lies
Embrace me darling, I’m ready to start.

-LM Jones
(Quote: RM Drake)