Come now, child- don’t be shy. There’s something there beneath your mask, hidden in your eyes. Raise your gaze, lift your head, and show me how you rise. I’ll warm your petals, melt the dew, so you can bloom to life. You've only got to open up, and let me fill your skies. Smile, please, … Continue reading A Sun’s Sweet Message
I thought I could live in the river; I thought I could survive on the tiny bits of algae it fed me from time to time, that I could tame it and morph its path and power toward a destination beneficial to myself. I thought I was the only one who could truly understand the … Continue reading The River
The first words were gentle, Caught up in a cloud of nerves, Unsure of where to drop their swell, But knowing things would fall soon. When they did, It was a gift to the desert land, Nothing but sand- Each drop brought something new. We’ve never been much less since then; Teasing lovers, closer friends. … Continue reading For You
Oh, hello! I see you’ve come to play. I’ve no time to bounce a ball, But you can hide in my mind And throw a stone or two. Just don’t break anything, it’s fragile in there. Glass, everywhere. Perhaps we can become friends? You show me yours, I’ll show you mine? There’s plenty of space … Continue reading On Mental Guests.
She tugs at the shore, leaving bits of herself behind to soak into the sand, while collecting small treasures to horde beneath her waves. Salt mingles with the breeze that lifts her up and draws her back, carrying the roaring din of the songs she sings while making her way. Light paints her hair with … Continue reading Untouched
They told me he’d come, if I’d only hold on. He’d fly to my window and we’d both be gone. The sun would rise on our forms in the sky, The girl who caught the hero’s eye. But I’m still alone, no sign of his cape. Is the “S” meant for “super”, or “Sorry I'm … Continue reading Waiting Up
Faded edges around pink petals, Hard lines on a gray trunk, glittering skies in blues and whites. Roots strong as the setting sun. I’m alive and here, Before the world, Standing tall for all to see And never afraid of the falling leaves. Seasons change, Smiles fade, But the cycle brings them back to me.
We are always being told To have enormous dreams- though the endings to these fairy tales are rarely within reach. And when kids are left behind, they just "didn't give enough." Where everyone must be a star, the moons are giving up. But I’ve always been a fan of the softer glowing lights- I’ve always … Continue reading Thoughts on Grandiose Dreams
Come down on me, Like rain from the thunder clouds- Covering my sorrowed skin, Dripping from my gilded shrouds. Come down on me, Cleanse away my burning doubts- Extinguishing the flames of fear, Fueled by years of long-fought droughts. Come down on me, Clear the fog within my eyes. These cuffs that locked me in … Continue reading Come Down on Me
Was it that easy? You came in with a promise to be hers, always. How can you be hers From 2000 miles away? Insisting, you do, That she’ll be fine without you. You’re there through a call. But you can’t hold her over the phone while tears fall, When she feels alone, Asking when dad’s … Continue reading 2000 Miles Away – Venting