Catch My Fall

Sometimes I crave the solid ground of rock bottom The peace in knowing, the ground cannot move from beneath me anymore It is a place to rest my head a place to look at the height of the sky and wonder when it'll fall The comfort of stiff assurance these rocks provide make me wonder…

Have You Never?

Have you never whispered prayers that should have been yelled? Traced lines on your fingertips, wondering if they are a map leading you to life's simple questions like why you are here and why now?   Made figures out of clouds and hoped the others see it too? melted in the heat of anthers love?…

A Premature Promise

When I told her I loved her How was I to know it would build a mountain in my chest 11 days after we met I told her That I was willing to look into her eyes for the rest of my life Whatever wars come her way, she would have me a a soldier…

I Found a Rose Garden

I found a cactus garden in California Dry and nibble   I found a rose garden in my own bedroom when I returned Filled with wanderlust the leaves sprouted from their home land, Dirt, and sand and seed, it's origin   Beauty is found where beauty is sowed The roses grew and grew in my…

Even in Darkness

She always followed me home The further we drove the same distance she appeared   They say she’s a reflection of the sun I say her light is self-sufficient   Her purpose is to remind us that even in darkness there is light Even when she is reNewing herself Hiding away from Earth She is…

Two Things I Know Now

At some point, I decided I wasn't worth knowing. My limbs desperately grasped at the wind while my body yearned for touch Seeds of potential spilled on the concrete My mask fused to my skin under the heat of others opinions   This quarter century has taught me two things;   Flowers grown in my…

Empty Nest

My first home was built with brick and mortar and bones and flesh When I first walked to her I knew she was the one   I envisioned where I'd put the couch where my head would fit in her arms   I could picture how the dark wood floors would support my feet How…

Deceptively Deep

Name spelled wrong on every love letter you wrote me I didn't bother to correct you as if my name didn't matter   God, let me fall in love again but not like before   Let me fall in love like the wind free and flowing not afraid of its potential for destruction   You…

the end. And the beginning

A hello to new love feels like a wave goodbye to herself The domain she calls her skin must let another in Another in the seat of her emotions, their hands controlling the wheel   I like you's sound like gun shots I love you's sound like sin   Her nakedness a white flag in…