My Heart and My Brain

There is a disconnect between my heart and my brain Like a married couple who hate each other And stopped keeping track of anniversaries years ago But will never accept of the idea of divorce Bickering from the moment I open my eyes Never can they compromise on a single topic Forced to live in…

Burnt Braided Cotton

My mom’s morning routine used to include Lighting whatever candle she had sitting beside the fish bowl The house always smelling of blueberry pancakes, cinnamon or sugar cookies Though she has since moved on to a candle warmer In favor of how much longer it takes to dissipate I still find comfort in surrounding myself…

Angel

Angel drove me out of my hometown Through wanderlust adventures From nooks in the woods Making bad decisions in her backseat To sleeping in parks and parking garages When I’ve lost myself in a city Through steep hills in the east And valleys in the west Past signs we should have read To avoid driving…

Spoiled Milk

I am subtly rotten Like the milk in my fridge yesterday That I had to try three times In order to finally decide it was no good The first sip didn’t seem bad The second was questionable But at the third I was certain It couldn’t be stomached Yes, I am tempting enough to try…

Courage to Sail

Every morning I roll from my bed and face life Like planting my feet on the shores of an ocean And staring out into a blue expanse Vast and mysterious It calls me to venture out and explore Yet I stay here with my toes in the sand Watching the daylight rise and fall upon…

New Day

The sun rises in the distance The world  briefly ablaze Arms of red and orange Stretch along the horizon Hugging the Earth’s surface Light greets the morning Ushers in a new day And reminds me that I, too, can restart SWD 05/2019 Updated 03/2020

Self Love

I want to love me So much that I would not be Scared to die alone SWD 06/2019  Updated 03/2020  

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…