Cherry

Maybe it was the sound of those cherries falling right from the sky that startled me. Hitting the ground just hard enough to bruise just right so the sweet got even sweeter. And caught your eye, seduced your mouth, lips, fingers, and hands, fumbling through to find that bittersweet sting on your tongue and gushes…

Sugar

It’s like someone went and dripped the sweetest end of that sugar cane over my lips Just enough, Just far enough away That my tongue can’t quite reach past the corners of my mouth To devour you completely But I can still taste every moment With insatiable longing And your words melt across my skin…

Therapy at its Finest

If I’m sad at all these days It’s that I didn’t know this before The sparkle and shine of it all And how much nicer the view can be From the other side of this window And now I question every reality check I was given on that couch Those couches Where even the carefully…

Atmosphere

there is someting to be said for holding my breath, to the point of weakness, to choke back the nausea that rises every time i think you might rest your hands against a captivating sunset… because everyone knows the colors are brighter at dusk and i will always find myself staring at my reflection in…

Insomnia

Your breathing, soft against my chest, stops me cold and the words are dead in my throat. The pounding of my heart is like tribal drums beneath you, arms wrapped so tightly I can barely breathe. You are fire in my arms as I finally grasp the reality of your exhale. I am helpless if…

The ashes fall like rain when the buildings crumble

When it all falls to the ground, where do we put the debris? The leftover concrete that was once the beginning of a rock-solid foundation? It’s too much to just sweep haphazardly under the rug. So I’m sitting in my car trying not to choke on the smoke, trying to keep my feet on the…

4 a.m.

Sometimes the most Splendid moments Are the least expected Like standing on the empty corner At 4 a.m. Under the burning glow of street lamps In the middle of downtown Seattle Where you saw me hesitate Just for a second And told me you would crawl inside me If you could and whisper “I love…

The Sky is Falling

It isn’t you. It isn’t anyone, really. I just find sometimes I’m standing here holding a million pieces of the sky in the palm of my hand. And I start thinking this is not what I imagined when I was five years old and didn’t know any better. But, the clock just keeps ticking and…

Fade the Sky

I’m stepping down, around, falling into this. I want more than wasted time. Want to feel my back against the sunset, fading into purple-red reminders of who we were back then. Your reality is a joke. I want to taste the sweetness of every moment, feel it cold on my face like those old silk…

It’s a long way down, but totally worth the trip

I truly believe I will look back on this one day and know the emotional roller coaster I’ve willingly boarded and strapped myself to was the best thing for me. Because this is about me becoming selfish enough to tear myself wide open so I can hear my heart beating, my lungs fill with air,…

Smoke and Mirrors

i think about this like driving in circles and judging your interest by how far down you smoked your cigarette and now you don’t even smoke but i do i picked fights with reality just to see your smile the way you looked all shaded in street lights while i leaned into that tree outside…

Breathless

touching that single moment feather-light against my skin like wind on my face swirling leaves around my toes i ran to you, then collapsed against your chest feeling every beat inside myself pounding, breathless everything about the world had changed and you stood there in your designer jeans like a cool breeze sweeping down to…