Wildfire

Wildfire, wildfire My, how you spread From thawing hearts To burning heads Marveled by your light Most fail to see You slowly but surely Consuming their trees First a small flame To help them keep warm Then fanning your flames ‘Til they pray for a storm SWD 07/2017 Updated 09/2020

Collection

I used to collect rocks as a kid Well, I guess I still do Since there is an assemblage of them Somewhat arranged on my bookshelf now   While searching for more Rocks I found would slip through my fingers Landing on the shore or plopping into the water To land among the ones I…

Succulent

Like the succulent I left at work And couldn’t water for three months because of quarantine You, too, will grow more without me SWD 06/2020

Fill my lungs with roaring tides

I have a tight grip to this railing But absolutely none to hope To what am I suppose to cling When I’ve slid to the end of my rope? A breeze brushes my eyelids Reminding me where I stand The sound of crashing waves to rocks And deep waters reach for my hand It would…

Same Tension

I wonder if you feel the same tension as I can In this roughly 700 square foot apartment The same serenity that settles your mind When you find me asleep on the couch The same butterflies in your stomach When I flash a sleepy grin in the morning The same desire to be the bottles…

Eclipse

You and I Like the sun and moon Unable to reach out Or touch one another The closest we get Creates an eclipse Drowning out light Dulling all colour SWD 09/2016 Updated 03/2020

I Jumped

Standing at the edge of a cliff That I always knew I’d peer over someday After years of preparation I’m ready to take this dive And flee the hoard of wolves Always trailing behind Scared to death to leap But more afraid to turn around So with nothing but faith I jumped Never again to…