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…

Tethered to the past

My mind wonders about the future While often wandering backwards Into old neural pathways That store my most preeminent recollections Daydreaming of tomorrow On strolls down memory lane Is like an alcoholic Conceptualizing sobriety While sitting on a dirty bar stool It is hard to move forward While tethered to the past SWD 02/2018

I was here

We each have bones beneath our flesh A brain we did not choose A heart that fills our veins with blood A body we’ll eventually lose We all have feelings hard to handle Thoughts difficult to let go Memories haunting our consciousness But one thing we should know We have a choice to embrace And…

I am a vessel for this broken brain

I am a vessel for this broken brain Not a boat Not a car Not a plane Just a container Only to hold this broken brain And it’s scrambled chemistry Not to be piloted by it SWD 03/2017 Updated 05/2018

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 felt so confident together Stood tall while I was by your side Or more like clinging to your shoulders You were quite right to leave You had the…

Go Forth and Multiply

My fallopian tubes have been tied To the idea that I must go forth and multiply Much of what is expected of me Is to be a garden and sow someone’s seeds But we have been given the ability To know the world is overpopulated There are already flowers in every corner Reaching for light…

Child-Like Joy

You make my heartbeat skip Like playing jump rope in the streets And I laugh just as hard with you As I did when we would sing Those silly playground rhymes About the valley and Mary Mack You brought out the child-like joy I thought was never coming back We take on life together Like…

Tattered Notebook

O how much I am like my tattered notebook The edges of my journal have seen better days The wire down its spine is bending The teal blue around the cover is starting to fade My body seems to be following suit My vertebrae don’t sit the way they used to My exterior deteriorates with…