OUR SYMPHONY

Songs rest upon my skin Notes so soft and small Are you listening? Can you feel the melodies The hopeless harmonies? Can you feel words marked In Braille upon my chest? Can you read the music As it’s treble fingers dance Toward the hunger Swelling in my belly? Come my love and let me Share … More OUR SYMPHONY

MADE FOR TWO

I tried to Slip quietly Out the back But the door Squeaked Then slammed Shut For a few moments I stared Hard at the stars I sucked in air And watched As ice crystals Carried My exhale away The slamming door Woke her up Mommy? Are you okay? Yea baby I was just thinking About … More MADE FOR TWO

FEEDING HEARTS

If I could see you face to face I’d reach out and pull you in. I’d hold you for just the right amount of time to absorb your tears, the ache in your heart, your worries, and your pain. It wouldn’t matter who was at fault. I wouldn’t tell you what you did wrong or … More FEEDING HEARTS

A THOUSAND KNOTS

I was a piece of thread Twisted into a thousand knots Tied around the moon Tied around the hurt Tied around the ‘never-minds’ Woven inside the tapestry That laid upon your bed Laced between fingers Praying about things unsaid These thousand twisted knots Have made me stronger And I’ll make you stronger too A.R. at … More A THOUSAND KNOTS

A THOUSAND NIGHTS

My soul yearns for permanent connections. I’m not sure there is a way around this yearning. I think it might be a part of all of us. Like a part of why we are here maybe. Good or bad people who impact us leave permanent marks on us. They are a part of us. We … More A THOUSAND NIGHTS

FALLING

I’d fall at your feet But your hands Keep me standing Revolving spaces Dissolving mercy Into beautiful grace I’d fall at your feet But your eyes Skip through me Over invisible beats Reviving rhythms I thought were dead I’d fall at your feet But your lips Land soft then hard Melting my insides Erasing doubts … More FALLING

I WANT TO…

  I’m afraid… Not of abandonment Or of being left out I used to think I was Until… I kept surviving And I found wisdom In these things I didn’t understand So no… I am not afraid Of not being picked Or not belonging But… I am afraid Of mental illness Of not being able … More I WANT TO…

WHAT IF…

This morning I woke up with one thought in my mind. What if I am the problem? What if all this time I thought I had no power to change anything and didn’t try just to find out I had enough power to make a difference? WHAT IF… I looked at the world with the … More WHAT IF…

MILES AWAY

The heavy air Echoes my voice As I talk to myself And the words Drop like a stone Into silent water Sending circles To naked shores It’s so cold here Miles away from Where you are

CHEMICAL EMOTIONS

Strong messages Tripped on curves Leaning into her Giving into her Finding their way Inside of her She could feel Their movement Snaking softly Around her hips Slithering inside All her bends Looking for ways To purchase A home within her For the rest Of his eternity

UNLIKELY POET

He was a tough man With hard expressions Etched into his eyes A man who grew up On streets named After bullies And drug dealers A place where Everyday traumas Played hide and seek Searching for victims To harass and carry Staining words of hate Inside memories And engraving them With hopelessness A place where … More UNLIKELY POET

IF WE MUST BE FIRE

We live in a world Where fire rages And water drowns And if we must be fire Let us use it to warm And to give light to dark And if we must be water Let us heal the thirsty And rain on the parched We get to choose How we get on with life

BEFORE YOU GO

This morning on the way to work I was listening to FUN’s song CARRY ON. I really don’t know the words but this is how the song made me feel. I looked over to see The beauty of night Holding your heart Preparing it to fly I wondered and mused Just for a minute or … More BEFORE YOU GO

THE COLOR OF RAIN

He thought the rain was purple I liked purple but I saw more To me it was a million colors Depending on mood, or eyes Or even how the light dances As the drops begin to fall Lazy blues, soft yellow hues Crazy reds bleeding from the sky Pinks falling like rose petals Greys dropping … More THE COLOR OF RAIN

IF SHE WERE A DRAGON

I just started watching Game of Thrones.  My favorite character is Daenerys Targaryen.  She is beautiful.  She is strong.  She is compassionate.  I wonder… if she were a Dragon what kind would she be. I was born a dragon With white feathers From head to toe I never learned Like all dragons do To breathe fire … More IF SHE WERE A DRAGON

I PLAN TO LOVE YOU

It was in the sincerity With which you spoke I first found myself In love with you The way you laughed At the ridiculous things The way you found inspiration Inside the mundane everyday Or the way you exposed The literal nature Of absolutely everything It was in the passionate way You spoke of your … More I PLAN TO LOVE YOU

FEED ME

I am cold down deep And in that place I hide My home void of life I sit confined all alone Content to waste away But then… Your arms reach for me And hold me so tightly I can feel your warmth And subconsciously I press into your heat The cold I’ve maintained Relinquishes its … More FEED ME

SHADOW PUPPETS

No worry of moments departed Because we left them at the door The desperate and broken-hearted Will come to knock no more All the candles have been lighted And, like shadow puppets on the wall Our figures will fight the firelight Until morning comes to call Just a pause as we smile weakly Fighting the emotions that we bore I kiss your lips … More SHADOW PUPPETS

THE PLAYER

His fingers move effortlessly Over the surface with expertise They know where to land They understand the landscape It is as if they are connected To the topography telekinetically But in truth they are skillful Practiced and learned Dedicated and completely sure Of the movements they make And the effort is magical It changes lives … More THE PLAYER

SHE IS MY ORIGAMI

I look at her and wonder Will she be ok? Will she be broken Or stronger than me? She is the paper I fold Into a dragon Into a golden eagle She is ready to fly My wonderful masterpiece Ready to take on the world Far better Than I ever could

IF WE COULD BE WE

For now… I close my eyes And imagine I don’t feel the sting Of your absence The thousand miles Of dotted lines On asphalt roads The distance searching And measuring the space From here to there From me to you   For now… I close my eyes And imagine It’s you I feel Wandering the curves … More IF WE COULD BE WE

BLINDED BY THE LIGHT

The eyes appeared stark against the shadows. Orbs of grey-white searching for something.  What?  I couldn’t possibly know.  I had been waiting for them to appear all night. I sat naked but covered head to toe in mud as if I were Rambo waiting for my predator.  I needed the eyes to come near enough … More BLINDED BY THE LIGHT

NATURE’S BATTLE

  The stepping stones were broken Riddled cracked canyon arteries Long ago tossed over cranky edges And left on landscapes far below By rivers and streams and undertows Interrogated day in and day out For many decades into centuries By atmospheric emotional overflows Meadows laced with speckled gray Cities taken over and orchestrated Ruins made much more comfortable Heated mountains … More NATURE’S BATTLE

WHAT HAPPENS?

  What happens? When the doors Won’t unlock And the windows Are rusted shut What happens? When the floor Is made of rock And the walls Are solid shale What happens? When the ceiling Is far too high And there are No rungs to climb What happens? When your lungs Can’t find air And your … More WHAT HAPPENS?