Some Days

Some days Most days The mornings spent alone The nights when I got too close To you To myself Are time stamped with The call I never made The text I never sent Goodbye and a whisper Balancing on the lips of a smile The devils snare tying the knot In the cherry stem Blood […]

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Journey

I’m remembering some things I wish I didn’t And lots of them involve you The hardest part of moving forward Is seeing how much stronger you are Remembering the pain you went through Remembering what hurt Remembering how dark it was How cold and unending It’s hard getting to the other side And being afraid […]

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Constellation

Contemplation amongst constellations Pinpricks of light weakly whisper Through the darkened expanse of this landscape Don’t leave they sign in uneven tones Expansions of the orchestra warming up the melody Ethereal star breeze Hints of the time travelers linger in the lofty tune I see where you’ve been Where you are Where you will be […]

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Snowflake

Clouded convergences of my mind Twist with the throttle of the rising mist Dew kisses eyelashes As a mountain’s yawn carelessly floods my skin The Avalanche of thoughtlessness Roaring with the case of a million memories Overlapping in confusion Individuality of an ice chiseled memory Packed with trillions of shards of glass Covering you with […]

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Unearthed

When thoughts run through my mind They drag with cleats Unearthing memories I tried to forget Unearthing seeds I tried to plant In hopes they could grow to good The garden in my mind Was grown from my pain Watered with the tears of a heartbeat And as the deer came to nibble each bud […]

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Perception

And what of conversations we cannot hear Those that go beyond our ear? And what of words we cannot see That go much further than those who read? And what of words we cannot speak That by no means make us weak? And what about the single person Who’s life is more than forced perception?

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Possession

The demons don’t tell me when they’re going to take control I can feel the thoughts tingling my mind Their hands working their way up my spine into my skull Tickling around like a feather under my nose waiting to sneeze Pulling away before relief Chuckling as if it’s a joke The pain lingering with […]

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Rapunzel

Rapunzel is what I call her The grief locked in my heart Her hair is not of golden locks It’s been tangled black like crows Her fingers shaped of barbed wire Are ripping through each row She cowers in her tower sell Knees pulled tight above her toes A single sliver lacerates Illumination down her […]

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The Door Doesn’t Open All the Way

The door doesn’t open all the way But you should know that it still opens But be careful because you should know Once you open that door you will see that the room is not as organized As you would have hoped Everything has a place but it’s a little more cluttered than what your […]

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Paper Bag Dress

When I first saw myself I was lying in the snow Spread like an eagle Naked The sharps pains of the wind Wicked like the slash of a razor blade Shaving for the skirt in the summer afternoon Blood staining the pristine snow Each inhale creates a path of paper cuts Leading perfectly to your […]

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Learning to Swim

Before I jumped You made sure I knew you’d catch me I saw your arms outstretched So I closed my eyes I screamed Held my breath And jumped As I hit the water your arms retract Leaving me in my tidal wave I gasp for every breath As tears streamed down my face You told […]

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Investments

I have chosen to diversify I have decided, You no longer fit within my portfolio When you told me I was your investment plan To be exact I was your “401k” But not just that I am an investment plan that one day you may not get to enjoy Your interest is not really peaking […]

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Haunting

Contortion was a mask I wore That tells me how to feel Mixed with condemnation Of how I should be It’s okay To leave me behind I told myself once As a child I would be forgotten A memorable future Written in kaleidoscope glass Will you stand where I could be? Thinking This is her […]

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Prom

I remember getting ready Bringing my dress over to my friend’s house Telling you I was getting ready there And I’d be home to take photos I felt so beautiful getting ready I’m sure there are more things I can’t remember Happy memories But when I texted you a picture of me in my dress […]

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Thoughtlessness

I couldn’t tell the difference Between wanting to sleep For a thousand years Or just not wanting to open my eyes It wasn’t disappearance It wasn’t a wish for death It was the desire to be weightless Clear mind Lifted fog To breath without catching my breath To close my eyes without a nightmare To […]

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