Stormy Weather

We are wind and rain On a dark night, Blinding headlights in the distance. Alone on this path we travel together. Destructive in our nature Majestic on the ocean’s shore Calming from the comfort of our bed. But, there is no safety here. These thoughts rattle the windows Shake the foundation beneath my feet Blow…

Autumn

The heart has a way of seeking out the answers No one wants to let fall from their lips. That’s pretty par for the course around these parts. But, the seasons are changing, now And I guess I’ve just grown tired of waiting For that endless summer.      

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…

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…

Backdraft

It’s a lack of sound, a lack of words, a lack of effective communication. A cesspool of thoughts, emotions and unnerving apathy waiting for the reintroduction of air. It’s frustration, isolation, and fear. It’s trying to claw your way out and finding you’ve only managed to dig yourself deeper. It’s feeling like it’s getting harder…

Crash

I feel this coming like a tidal wave And all I can do is sit on the shore and wait, watch Close my eyes and focus my attention on The sand between my hourglass fingers Slipping through like the time it takes you to bring me back But, there’s a heavy fog in the air…

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…

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,…

Back When

standing in a corner disbelieving watching all the world go by you were there just beyond my grasp nothing but your smile to stop the train soft as silk hands fumbled through pockets ran the hallways flew from high cliffs deep like puddles covered in lavendar you laughed like the rain waited for my syrupy…