Shadow Torture

shadow torture hung on cords
setting with the sun, like jealousy –
branches are the choices made
ruptured, bursting shattered limbs
synthesize flush notions
of an unchaste thrill.

© Ben Ditmars 2014

Photograph Courtesy of Kim Stapf



Inside a Hurricane

lipstick smears
mascara runs
across the sand
barefoot and
afraid of shadows
swallowing your
breath like waves
of misery and blush
inside a hurricane.

© Ben Ditmars 2014


Desperate Moments

red dreams
absorbing black
horizon like
despair as real
as desperate moments
strung together
form the constellations
and all bright things
are momentary

falling into
shattered silhouettes
of us inside each other
damned to reason.

© Ben Ditmars 2014


Photograph courtesy of Helle Søe Gade