The Book

Today from the shelf I took down an old book, Its spine, cover, and pages weathered; I couldn’t recall the last time I read it, But its story is enduringly treasured. In my hand it’s familiar – I know it…

The Dance

Lip gloss, gelled hair Big dreams Like a Prayer. Hot tears, cold hearts Smoke machine Body parts. Sweet tunes, no clue Rhythmic tragedy Forehead dew. Hip twitch, fist pump Faking it Throat lump. Locked eyes, sweaty pits. Circle forming This…

Seasons Change

You promised always to protect me But instead you steeled your own guard You promised to love all of my pieces Yet picked at tissues already scarred. Damage was done long ago, it’s true But so much has happened since then I…

Letters

You entered my world one letter at a time And your words remain my most cherished possession They thread the fabric of an age-old story Uniquely detailed with unbridled expression. Letters exchanged gave way to just four And then none…

Just Kidding

Double-guessing, doubting, worrying, Analyzing, scrutinizing, needless hurrying; Criticizing, perfecting, tweaking, Over-thinking, deceitful speaking. Researching, rehearsing, calculating, Practicing, preaching, manipulating; Rearranging, erasing, constant revisions, Skewed timelines, hasty decisions. Controlling, contradicting, competing, Fast passions, fiery words heating; Denying, desiring, false rejection; Blaming, attacking,…