Remember This

you must never cocoon me when i want to freefall nor cuff my wrists in place when i need both hands to write, to create, to strangle myself remember when the world claims that love holds fast and never let’s go remember this i am yours to love i am no one’s to keep   […]

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I found a letter That turned the ground I sat on To quicksand And slowly sinking Reeling from my find I wonder how you could So easily lie And how lucky for me To never have tried To heal you Your wounds lie deep within And you vibrant color-drenched skin Is a poisonous façade I could never heal you […]

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Lessons in Pain

I was told that I should endure all pain that came my way as practice for future pain I will encounter in life and that, rather than run away and cut people off, I should learn to suffer the hurt they inflicted because that’s the price of roses.

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Once a rose blooms Into velvety smooth perfection Unfurls in all its glory Like a child’s pretty tutu I close my eyes Freeze that beauty In a place untouched by time And then I leave Before that rose shrivels Like a dying butterfly’s wings And dies away Like I know it must

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Daily Prompt: Fifteen Minutes You have 15 minutes to address the whole world live (on television or radio — choose your format). What would you say? Photographers, artists, poets: show us THE BIG MOMENT. ——————————————————————————————-

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I am wary of loving How many have I loved so And bled ages for And how strange that now All are nothing But mere statistics Strangers I know from some place  For the stray cat I feed Whose roots I have no clue I care more Than I do The mere thought of those […]

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There is grace In giving in And walking away Poise In discerning your strengths Knowing to push wheels And not walls There is a wise patience In letting go To await Another turn Not cowardice Nor pessimism Grace Choosing battles well And retreating From others Not avoidance Nor self defeat Acceptance There is grace In […]



I write to remember To be angry And sad And passionate about things I think need change I write to remember That life can be better This isn’t all there really is There could be more And I know so