CRIMSON NIGHT

The battle is fought inside the storm Where the wet refuses to shake and dry Where the crimson colors dark and light Coat the ground and paint the sky night

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

THE WHISPERS

The whispers came Quietly scampering As if in a dusty attic “Go away” she cried Hoping they’d listen You don’t matter They would taunt You never did You never will They continued “Go away” she cried Trying to mute them But they stayed And they fed On her anxiety On her frustration On her self … More THE WHISPERS

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

NEVER ENOUGH

You’re beautiful And so are you All the people Doing what’s good You’re trying And so are you All the ways You think you should But it’s never enough And that’s not bad Because it’s time The restricting dad Of the universe Whispering to us Does it matter? Just be good Just keep trying Even … More NEVER ENOUGH

BLACK HOLE LIFE

In here the air is still Maybe more hollow A black hole wraps me Inside its stomach As sound disappears Brain is swallowed And I can no longer Feel my own soul But there is something Nudging me, or pulling Something from beyond Reaching silently, towards Into what has become The home I’ve created A … More BLACK HOLE LIFE

SINKING

Deceit grows a knotted vine Flowers tangled up in twine Wrapping itself around Things unsaid, said carefully Not said at all, implied Forming rows and rows Of tiny little white lies sowed Made-up stories to placate Worry lines dive into deep sea Looking for air hopelessly Where only the dark survives This is where sadness … More SINKING

DAMN SIGNS

I follow the signs The cues are there Lined up, waiting I ponder them As they flash and blink They don’t make sense They don’t add up They flash and blink And blink and blink They won’t stop flashing As if I’m dense, or slow Or obstinate or…. I sit mesmerized waiting For them to … More DAMN SIGNS

LYRICAL FORAY

It’s easy to get caught up in our own emotions. Tangled inside our own traps. It’s easy even when we can barely look at ourselves in the mirror. It’s easy even as we are avoiding any kind of self discovery. Many moments I feel lost, abandoned by time Swimming in a world without signs, directionless … More LYRICAL FORAY

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

FINDING MOTIVATION

I believe it is only with some distance we begin to see our true motivations. Get too close to anything and it tends to become blurry. Meditation for me is more about finding not only balance but the right distance. We forget sometimes to take the time to appreciate our breath. How valuable our ability … More FINDING MOTIVATION

SHADE OF BRUISE

Surround yourself with colorful people. You never know when you’ll need to borrow a shade or two. A.R. at StarvingActivist.com Bill at BillFriday.com Cyn at Cynk.wordpress.com David at TooFullToWrite.com Dean at DeanKealy.design Echo at trueecho22.wordpress.com Erica at TheBrokenSpine.net Jessie at BehindTheWillows.com Jesska at NotThrowingStones.today Julie at JulieBurton.blog Matt at TheMatticusKingdom.com Namy at NamySaysSo.com Nessa at … More SHADE OF BRUISE

DON’T BLAME ME

Dreams don’t come so often for me lately.  So this poem isn’t from a dream but rather from me realizing I was sitting in a quiet house staring off into space.  I decided to give my emotional brain a moment to speak.  Don’t blame me it said… you are the one that feeds me. Mixing … More DON’T BLAME ME

FORGOTTEN SORROW

*Sometimes the things we fear most are hidden inside the sorrows we’ve forgotten. My body is cold As I slumber here My heart has slowed Exhausted by fear My breath borrowed My heartache clear Give me this place Called absence To plant my respects To sort the sadness That has defined me Give me some … More FORGOTTEN SORROW

BLACK AND BLUE

Because if I say how I feel Or get confused and twisted If I ask for help deciphering What it is I’ve misinterpreted If I reach out and try to seek A perspective outside myself I might be misconstrued As the escapee condemned Justly accused and caught Red handed trying to escape From these chains … More BLACK AND BLUE

DESPAIR

The nagging feeling persists Like decay eating away at life Small veins of smelly rot snake Through all my thoughts today Whispering into a pained heart The cliffs are beautiful This time of year my dear The ocean perfectly cold And numbing and strong The spirits are many Flavorful and sweet Listen to our voices … More DESPAIR

BLOODY BURDENS

Burdens fall Mixed with blood Tear stained Mud soaked Crushed beneath bodies That won’t stay buried Don’t reach Don’t plead Or They’ll start feeding They’ll start swimming Inside your veins These burdens They’ll mark you Then hook you Then call you by name

TWO HOUR CAR RIDE

Mom it’s just a two hour drive. I would feel better though if you took the train. Seriously?  I love to drive and I will be fine. I would feel better though if you took the train. What if I promise to stop if I get tired? I would feel better though if you took … More TWO HOUR CAR RIDE

UNFIXED

The hole was a symbol Of dread and loss Loss of friendship Loss of control Loss of trust and hope Of dreams and… What did it matter She knew better The hole needed fixed Pffft a symbol Of how foolish she was How blind and naive How completely hopeless The truth was he broke He … More UNFIXED

RUN FOR YOUR LIFE

Adrenaline flows… You can feel it race The oxygen Testing the limits Of every artery Pushing through Every forgotten Sleepy vein Wake the fuck up And run Run for your life Again today

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…

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

BREATHING ASHES

Anarchy Steps heavy with Steel toed boots Torches replace Keystrokes Wooden stakes Carved into words Skewering insides Turning logic Into a constant Trickling streams Of overdosed panic Invisible blood Flows thick Drawing poison From weak souls Until the puss Runs sticky And thoughts sit Restless In puddles Of old and dried Scabby wounds Until remorse … More BREATHING ASHES