Flower

I amΒ tangled in the story line. One moment spiraling skyward, the next falling into a war zone in my mind. A single blink in time and I find myself gasping for air, desperate forΒ solid ground. For the peaceful calm of reason and logic. For a chance to hit the reset button and start again. Once…

Retrospect

Those words I typed, designed carefully, deliberately for a fleeting moment of bliss or two, were snatched up by the Universe herself, laid bare in her outstretched palm in offering of things neither of us had dared ask for. And now, the mere scent of you holds me captive. That fleeting moment, once desperately craved,…

Pirouette

Helpless as leaves in the wind, like tiny dancers adorned in orange and red, pirouetting across the fiery horizon of late September, I am at your mercy now. Floating above and skipping, briefly, from ground to sky to ground again. A simple, dying thing brought to life once more, reanimated by the gentle push and…

Holes in Jeans and Crowded Rooms (2010)

Sometimes I notice the craziest things and I wonder what they all mean, or whether they really mean anything at all, because everything seems so oddly significant and insignificant all at once. Like that amused looking man on the bus who kept sucking his teeth half-smirk and I couldn’t tell whether he was happily lost…

Curtain Call

“It’s nothing personal,” She said. “I just feel like it’s easier to fuck you when I’m drunk.” A clear violation of aesthetic distance. The final curtain. Turns out that epic love story was never ours at all.

Little Things

I hope I never take for granted the privilege of feeling your breath, soft against my skin, the comfort of your hand pressed to the small of my back, the gift of your smile shining like sunset over ocean, every single adoring kiss on forehead, cheeks, lips, and nose, or the way we fall into…

Pandora’s Box

Like the smell of snow in the air before a single flake falls, I sense a change on the horizon.There is an ache deep in the pit of my stomach today. My soul is hovering on fight-or-flight instinct, searching dark hallways and moonlit paths for an answer that may never come. And yet, nothing has…

Dust and Vapor

What an off day this has been. Last night, I woke several times from dreams that left me shaking. The kind of dreams that make you reach out in the dark for something, or someone, familiar, just to ground yourself back in reality. The dreams were different each time, but they all shared a common…

Nightfall

Every dawn must be met with dusk Every light, with dark. For every hope, there is hopelessness For every sadness, a smile. With every life A death. The universe tells us At every turn That all things end And begin And end again Ad infinitum. It is foolish to think We would be the exception.

Happy?

I have been so careful with you for so long, always worried that one misstep, one swerve to the left, and my entire world would go up in flames. I was raised to believe that love means going out of your way to ensure the happiness of someone else, even if that happiness carries the…

Secrets

When I say your name it falls off my tongue in whispers like a secret dripping from my lips ready for your consumption. You are a hidden garden a sanctuary tucked softly behind these eyes I show the world but my heart is heavy with too many secrets. I want to wrap my mouth around…

I Do Not Need You

I will never be your damsel in distress will never need you to change my tire fold me up into the safety of your pocket walk me home under the cover of your shadow or tell those boys outside the bar to settle down. No, I might not need a knight in shining armor but…