Courage to sail

Every morning I roll from my bed And face life like planting my feet on the shores of an ocean It is vast and mysterious Calling me to venture out and explore Yet I stay here with my toes in the sand Watching the daylight rise and fall into the horizon Though I dare to…

Wildfire

Wildfire, wildfire My, how you’ve spread From thawing my heart To burning my head You moved so quickly I failed to see You were slowly Consuming me First a small flame Only to keep warm But you spread through my forest And I’m praying for storms To douse the ashes With pouring rain Put out…

Outside the box

I was told once that we are all born into boxes Each decorated to distract To the point of not even noticing we are in them It was hard to believe at first Until I began to see cracks in the corners Accepting the possibility, I stepped out for the first time Took a look…

Dear Friend

Dear friend From time to time Like this starry night Your name still runs across my mind Though we have not spoken in what feels like forever I often daydream about us in the future Sitting at some old table with black coffee As bitter as the stories we’ll share of our hardships With years…

Spaces in my bookshelf

There’s spaces in my bookshelf Where your novels used to be I read each one a thousand times But kept them all pristine Never wrote in your margins Or marked my favourite lines Never altered any pages Like the way you did mine Now there’s spaces in my bookshelf Because maybe that’s what you need…

Forget to lock the door

Wrap your arms around me We’ll sleep tangled through the night When your dreams turn cold and dark Hold me closer, hold me tight While we construct our bridges Let us build them out of stone So if one day they do burn They’ll never truly be gone And if the dreaded day does come…

My mind is a prison

My mind is a prison The prisoners, my thoughts But I am the warden Holding keys to those locks Never easily persuaded To open up and let them out Afraid of what they might do ‘Cause I am the only guard about The only one that understands The messes they can make Most the time…

Hurricane

Time hits in abrupt waves I lost track of when I started losing track of days Currently drowning in the present Life spins, unfaltering and fast This hurricane will outlast My ability to hold my ground And my breath While tossed around by time A line from a favourite book of mine “Life doesn’t stop for…

Thoughts Come Knocking

Thoughts come knocking at my mind Good, bad and even suicidal That latter had been visiting more and more I tried my best not to open the door But they often broke into my home anyway Angry for not listening to what they wanted to say Tearing down everything to retaliate Leaving me wrecked and…