As We Close This Year

2019 has been, well, it’s been, for me, full. This year I achieved a dream I first imagined when I was seven years old, and that was to become a published author. Technically, this happened in 2018 with my inclusion in Indie Blu(e)‘s We Will Not Be Silenced anthology. But I am more specifically referring […]

Dueling Heartbeats

Though far away you’re perfect for me My soul for yours and yours for mine And though the miles separate us We’ve dueling heartbeats Entwined completely Oh that I had wings, my love! I would come to you Rap upon your window Lift me gently Hold me in the palm of your hand I’ll rest […]

2:06am (Insomnia)

We were laying on the bed facing one another. Our breathing slowing as we had just made love and it was intense and deep. We were looking into each other’s eyes and I reached over and gently stroked down the side of your face with my fingertips. Your eyes gently closed and you had such […]

One Could Dream

When I woke up this morning, I reached over for you. You weren’t there. I sighed and reminded myself that, oh yeah, you were at work, had left a few hours ago. I drifted on the edge of sleep for a few moments before the sinking realization slowing spread like ice across my chest. Wait. […]

Sometimes Life Does

Ray-ray always took extra care when preparing to meet Danny. She used to primp and preen, addressing each curl with precision and care. The dark dreads would stand straight out if she let them. But Danny was worth it. She would apply the hair cream to each strand meticulously. Afterwards, she slicked her full lips […]

A New Name

Twisted and full of fury Burning with something deeper More real than this earth Surrounded and engulfed Magnificent I am delighted in you I am a doe clinging to rock cliffs, safe within, always finding my foothold I am an albatross soaring while the auroras dance above me, my wings dip and I spin I […]

The Heart Thief

I called out to the moon late one night: “Here, keep my heart for safe keeping; It’s been hurt so many times and I give it away far too easily. Please protect it from those it is looking for” She smiled kindly and reached down, Surrounded my wounded heart with light And with her beams […]

Broken Beyond

Nights long past when I lay there in his arms, my soul felt complete and whole. And then he went away and I lay here alone, my heart having gone with him, I am but incomplete. Lacking. Tears soak my cheeks. My pillow. I cover my face. Shame fills me for letting him in. For […]