Care Taker

Your sad eyes sink with certain gloom

With them, my heart dips dark, too

My eyes scan your fallen face of fear

Trying to discern the source of your tears

Care taker, am I…
I will take yours away

From here, switch out blackness of day

For brightness of my light, highlighting

Your beauty that shines from deep within

Here…use my shoulder…

All of me is yours

Empty yourself

I will fill you up

~ Emily Clapper



Gasp ~ Senryū

Hard heat from behind

Ready to take you deep now

Make me gasp for air



~ Emily Clapper





She wasn’t your typical girl,
her spirit unchained…
he followed her
believing she knew the way

What he didn’t know
was she had no map
instinct, her guide
yet he trusted every step

And somehow
she brought him there
to lands unseen
worlds beyond despair

No doubt between
his heart and hers
just understanding
that only now matters

A free spirit unfettered
by expectations
that caged the rest

…but he knew better

than to not follow

when she walked past

~ Emily Clapper, 7.27.16