I Can’t Unsee It Now

I looked out into the world And I saw it . . . We are all main characters in our own books  . . . I couldn’t unsee what I had seen  All of us walking around with pages and chapters  . . . With bookmarks to save the important parts  . . . With... Continue Reading →

Adieu

She told him . . “I want nothing  I am ninety-one Please let me go”  . . He looked at her solemnly  . . “Don’t make me do this,  No”  . . She took his hand and said  . . “I lost the greatest love of my life ten years ago And I have loved... Continue Reading →

You Will Be Just As Happy As Me

I spoke to her in awe  In her seasoned age she had no flaws  . . With her lipstick placed  Her nails bright red  And her night cap made of lace  . . She regaled  on her love of dance  her family  and her lows  . . She sang of all the ways She loved... Continue Reading →

Emergency Room War Zone

As I walk through the threshold  I am assaulted by the sight  . . The smells pummel through me  The energy as dark as night  . . Screams heard from every corner  Howls of despair  the wailing of fear  . . A man crying over limbs that should still be there  . . A woman... Continue Reading →

I Hope You Are Dancing In Your Sleep

I ran to him . . “Are you okay?”  . . his expression brightened up like the sun  . . “I want to go dancing”  . . He smiles  . . And I laugh to join the fun  . . Tomorrow I heard you are no longer speaking  . . Your breath was taken from... Continue Reading →

I Saw The Way You Looked At Him

I saw the way you looked at him -Enamored  . . Like he was the one that broke the mould . . you loved him  With appreciation  . . He was Midas  And you wanted to live surrounded by his gold  . . I saw the way he looked at you  -Enamored  . . He... Continue Reading →

Who Are We?

As the stars turn above us,  Your head upon my chest. Your skin pressed against mine Our bodies made to rest . . I lose the line between who we are  Because  Who are you ? And who is she ? As the stars turn above us  Is it really important?  The “who are we?”... Continue Reading →

She Loved Until She Lost Herself

She loved until she lost herself She gave until she was empty She hung on until her fingers bled And her hourglass was hungry . . She was an inveterate long time lover each chapter in her life sewn together neatly between each love . . Never knowing how to say goodbye Never knowing when... Continue Reading →

It’s Where Your Compass Leads You

You said you dreamt of it once  . . a freckle  . . Like a kiss upon her thigh  . . It’s where all the roads are traveled  It’s where your compass leads you  . . It’s where the time goes  When it flies by  , , It winks at you  . . like a... Continue Reading →

The Bridge Between Our Souls

When our hands touch  I am awakened  . . Our fingertips  The bridge between our souls  . . Blood flowing Vibrating with electricity  . . Tantalizing  Brewing , A potion that cannot be undone  . . Because I want you more today than yesterday  And I know I’ll still want you more when the day... Continue Reading →

Where Were You ?

They asked you for help . . With their silent eyes  They called for you  In their muted tears  They screamed for you to see them  . . Where were you, then?  . . Making choices for “their best interests”  Not caring when they told you They felt helpless . . I’m sorry children You... Continue Reading →

How Dare You

I have  been through a war  Bullets flying pass my face  Tip toeing around the grenades  . . I lived through the smoke  bounded by chains . . I have been through it all Fighting for equality  Fighting for freedom  Fighting for life  . . I’ve lived through the protests  I marched for theirs  Like... Continue Reading →

I Saw The Hate In Your Eyes

I saw the hate in your eyes  It was clear as day  . . The disregard for a life  That you will soon take away  . . No cries from the helpless Found its way into your soul?  . . No tears from the defenseless  Made you want to make a different call?  . .... Continue Reading →

We Were Meant For Different Loves

What we meant to each other  Was something much larger than us  . . . It was hopes  And dreams  . . . It was goals  And love  . . . It was fear  And disappointment  . . . It was longing  It was loss  . . . I will always remember the way your... Continue Reading →

Back To A Time

sifting through a box of old things Book after book pamphlet after pamphlet  treatise on anxiety and depression  . . . I am brought back to a time  when our lives were dictated by school bells  And seating charts  . . . Where one rumor  Became our entire world  And one heartbreak  Was announced through ... Continue Reading →

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