Love

I screamed. And you sat there with vacant eyes.  I told you that I loved you and you shrugged. I wondered what that meant but I didn’t ask. I knew that you were all knotted up inside yourself.  I didn’t dare offer to untie you.  I just waited. For the day you admitted you couldn’t […]

Flight

Who kills birds of flight but out of envy? Beasts small enough to conceal themselves from the sight of predators in times of peril. Swift enough to travel the world before they collapse into their earthy grassy graves. Man is envious of their ability to lift themselves above the flat terrain of this planet. And […]

Goodnight.

I can smell the rain. I quietly hope clouds will form inside my chest and rain will softly fall inside me so I can sleep without hearing this voice inside my head.  You’d gently remind me that if my lungs filled with water I’d be too dead too fast to hear any calming rain.  And […]

Imposter

I sat in the room and no one spoke to me. No one told me they knew what I had for lunch because there was still some peanut butter stuck to my face. No one told me they didn’t like me. They didn’t need to. I thought I was fine. But not because anyone told […]

A Conversation

Molding together two separate pasts. We dig into skin and try to peel it back. I want to see the bones because someone else has. I want to see what you used to be. But that isn’t there anymore. How could you ask for me to show you that? It’s buried for a reason. Keep […]

Twenty Something Pt. II

You grow up. And you have to learn to live. Live with the demons always stalking you to remind you across the country is not far enough of a ways to go to escape from your past. And you have to learn to live with the angels that saved the people around you from themselves. […]

Obsession

The pain comes before you even know that you’ll never be able to let go of the thought you just had, the image you drew up,  the scenario you watched play out between insecurity and fear masquerading as the people you love. But you’ve got yourself convinced that they don’t love you.  Because how could […]