Kindling

Tonight I’m staring at your face Committing to memory what’s already memorized Seconds become minutes become an hour Still I gaze My fingers stretch out and trace all your curves I am lost in thoughts and dreams and all the emotions that come with us I want you You fill all the empty parts of […]

Echoes

my search ended the moment I first read your name there before me in black and white I stopped dead in my tracks eyes wide jaw slack the first time you spoke my name my heart stilled paused in silence became whole (though I wasn’t aware I had been missing you) I wanted you then […]

dead ahead – reblog

The language of small talk kills me when it has to walk with death. What do your parents do? Well. My parents were professors. My dad was a professor, but he retired, and then died. My mom was a professor, but she retired. My parents were professors, but it is no longer the same kind […]

Magnetism

Hey you I love you, okay? Please don’t ask me why because I rapidly swallow a hundred reasons from behind my teeth Sometimes when you can’t hear me I whisper your name followed closely by, don’t you know how much I love you?! Desperation coats my tongue the pit of my stomach feels heavy and […]

Poet Of The Light

She thinks she’s ugly She thinks she’s unworthy She thinks she’s a freak She doesn’t see herself the way I see her Look through my eyes, you’ll see She’s beautiful and lovely Her eyes speak volumes and her smile is sincere She’s special and unique Her worth is beyond any treasure in the ocean She’s […]

Coming Soon…

Dear readers, I wanted to tell you about a very important project that I have taken part in. I hope that you will consider supporting us, we the writers of We Will Not Be Silenced, a collection of writing and art shedding light on sexual harassment and abuse. I’m going to remind you here and […]

Pretenses

Hey. How about if just for today I am just me? How about I lay down the shield of pretenses and hold my chest wide open? There? See right there? It’s honesty which lies there within my breast. How about if I answer you with truth upon my tongue rather than deceit? How about you […]

Stinging Barbs

Dark arrows to my heart Cradled crimson lines of love Caught unaware Eyes wide open Unable to remove the stinging barbs Lies made truth My coveted future distant Inexplicably unattainable Reality, the bitter pill Always sits on my bedside table Stop crying, you little shit Post-traumatic overly dramatic Peering deeper unnecessarily Blanket of loneliness Pulled […]

I Remember Him

I remember his voice in my ear His hand on my hip Fingers gripping me tightly I remember how I came alive Beneath his ministrations How the past faded And a future became possible I remember thinking This can never work God how I wish I was wrong One day he was gone He slipped […]