Tangled Roots

I found myself looking for validation in you Solely basing my self worth on your opinion And you are in no way to blame for that I craved the confidence I felt While standing by your side Or more like clinging to your shoulders You were quite right to leave You had the courage to…

Spaceship

We often joked about dying Together in a spaceship Blasting off above clouds That looked like cotton fields Toward the woman in the sky We both fell in love with And wrapping up our wanderlust-filled adventures With the most exciting one of them all Our eyes have cherished the moon At her most brilliant moments…

Beer and Lavender

She tastes of beer and Lavender, of which my lips Cannot get enough SWD 02/2020

Tattoos

I used to mark my skin With insults and a small blade Hated myself in so many ways That when I attempted To carve “FAG” into my thigh And the G was too hard I changed it to “FAT” And still felt a blow to my confidence I continue to mark my skin Only now…

Untitled

I don’t know what You truly deem bad But I’m sure I haven’t done enough good To outweigh my contributions SWD 01/2020

Sinking Ships

We watch ships come and go from our docks everyday Waving them on past the horizon until they return Though some never make it back to our shores Leaving us to wonder what could have happened on their venture If they made it to the destiny for which they embarked Or met an unbeatable storm…

Flowers in your hair

Let me stick compliments in your head Like flowers in your hair Tack memories of your smile On a cork board behind your eyelids Dust off the bookshelves That hold your hopes and dreams And repaint that room of a skull With the kindest of colors SWD 01/2020 Here’s to a new decade. May it…

Hometown

Born and raised Far from the place I would call my comfort A stranger in my hometown Visiting from a concrete haven These streets I memorized Get harder to walk On my last stroll I hope to get lost And stray from the road Maybe discover something new A small redemption To bring me back…