I knew this man once who had a strange hold over me. I was young, so young, and he was a giant in my eyes. I pretended friendship was enough until it wasn’t. I professed my undying loyalty, love, longing for him in a sticky booth at the back of a Denny’s restaurant. I […]
I’m searching for that perfect moment where I feel completely happy. It is elusive, slippery, sneaky. I feel a hint of it when the sun touches my cheeks on a bright day, when warm drops of rain splash around my toes. I can almost grasp it when I see a rainbow or hear an […]
Her polish is always peeling, tiny chips of red scattered on the floor. Her fine blonde hair falls in messy waves. This is who she is. She exists this way, with her inquisitive green eyes that belie struggle and abandon. He sees her this way, with the scars made from injury and heart break. He […]
New Your hand on my knee, Wild Kingdom in the background. Fake stars above us. Distance Letters and phone calls were all we had to connect. Hopes they’d never cease. Collision Wheels thrumming on ground, People pushing and moving. Finally, your hands. Goodbye Tears staining my cheeks. You saying it would all […]
Without you, I breathe but I Do not exist, I speak but without Sound. Without you, I move but without Purpose, I see but without Recollection. Without you, I Exist but I do not Live.
It wouldn’t have worked out anyway. I tell myself these lies in hopes that my heart will eventually believe them, will eventually quell the pain that slowly circumnavigates my body and drives tiny splinters of missing underneath my chewed fingernails. That pain chauffers me to my next poem, my next letter or word. This verse […]
I woke up with your breath on my cheek, your fingers pressed into my neck. I woke up with tears on my face because it was just a dream. This happens too much. The persistence of your memory stamps its identity into my bones, melding with my body and turning me into that girl who […]
I need a life preserver because this boat has holes. The water tickles my toes, climbs up my calves, clings to my clothes. I can feel it rising, reaching towards my breath, to take the last thing I have left– my voice. I’m drowning in this imaginary sea hopelessly waiting for rescue.
I used to have no choice, no way to reach you. I would write letters to your ghost, messages I could not send. I still write letters, poems, angst filled passages, to someone who will never read them. I remember the days when I’d write down my mind, with ink and paper, and mail you […]
I’m sifting through tests and projects and presentations, and music plays in the background. A song turns into a memory and my mind shifts to you, to your eyes, to your words. I know how your mind thinks with music, with lyrics, and I can’t stop imagining if you meant me when you shared this […]