Why is it that I get so happy when someone reads a book that I love? Especially when they find it on their own and get so excited about it that they can't wait to tell me bc they just know that I'll love it too. Image is not mine.
Have you ever experienced that dissonance when you're furiously angry while trying to dampen that anger? You've convinced yourself, logically, that your anger is unfounded and you just need to calm down. How often does that work? This poem was inspired in that moment of chaos (as many poems are). You'll notice (if you stay … Continue reading Frozen Lark
For the longest time [or so it feels] I’ve been cooped up, afraid to leave my little space and room lest something uncomfortable or unfamiliar occurs. What a contrast to the person I used to be! Not even a year ago, I would jump at any excuse to go outside, to meet new people, experience … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season
It's become a cliche You know the type Self-centered, blonde, tan, fit, Throw in an accent and what do you get? The "jock," "douche," "insert judgmental stereotype" and how quickly we are to hide behind labels. I'm noticing, though, how hard you're trying every sentence you say is punctuated by a furtive glance to see … Continue reading Mask: Part 1
Unsure if I should tell you what I'm feeling for fear of you spreading my emotions to others passing around my worries sharing it with the rest of the class, while I sit there, face beet red and waiting till I get sent to the principal. not a good enough reason to disrupt the lesson … Continue reading Can You Keep It?
I remember when you were my brother my possible lover and today I'm thinking of you when I haven't considered you in months one word, one sentence crushing a friendship like an unavoidable spite-filled ton of bricks. I think I thought of you because I heard a song we listened to it over and over … Continue reading Be Still, My Heart
The world needs more over-the-top filled to the brim pouring it all in until you explode or don't and that's much worse, isn't it? The world needs your theatric spirit the incensed exclamations the overbearing weight of your disapproval that you hide behind to mask tears. The world needs its one-woman show, its circus attraction, … Continue reading For the World
at times, i find myself wondering how you’re doing and if i’m allowed to be wondering how you’re doing and if i can reach out, maybe call and ask? but you chased me away about 5 times and after a while, y’know, i start to realize that i’ve been successfully pushed because the other day … Continue reading Successfully Pushed
Raining It's absolutely pouring And I'm wondering if you're caught in it Eyelashes catching individual droplets Face wearing that slight smile You so rejoice in life In being alive I can tell just by looking at you. No thunder, just rain, And as I find myself being soothed to sleep I maybe sort of hope … Continue reading Spanish Love Poems
Frantically trying to remember how To write These are hands? What are they for? They feel empty, unused Has it been __ months already? Intertwine and get tangled So it's hard to let go So we laugh and squeeze tighter So Let me recall how this feels Rough? Soft? Indifferent? Even a slight pressure makes … Continue reading Synonyms.