Your Giving Tree

I will let love for you Grow from me like branches So you may swing from them When you are too giddy to be held by gravity Climb up and hide within them When you are feeling down Sit beneath their cool shade When you need a moment of rest I will stand sturdy While…

My Thousand Yard Stare

I would depict my consciousness As a smaller version of me Sitting behind my eyes’ lenses Observing everything they see I would depict my anxiety As a grey and monstrous storm Lying dormant in the shadows Until something upsets the norm Then with lightening in its veins And gangling long appendages It wraps up my…

ADHD

Remember what it was like to flip through channels And listen to an incomprehensible cacophony Until stumbling upon something that caught your eye for more than two seconds Before services like Netflix and Hulu made television programs immediately accessible That is what it feels like inside my head most days My body may be still…

Oh, to grow parallel to a forest of trees

I wish to outstretch my limbs Grow tall and sturdy with a raised chin But gentle enough to let the world in Fold creatures beneath the safety of my leaves Absorb the sun and catch the breeze Oh, to grow parallel to a forest of trees SWD 04/2018 Updated 06/2019

Long Hike Up A Mountain

Waking up feels like the start Of a long hike up a mountain On days I am able to make it to the top I search for hope to fill my wagon Though I always come back empty No matter how much I have gathered To stock up for days I can’t climb None of the…

Nylon Rope

Above my head Like a clever joke Hanging limply Was a nylon rope Out the window Like a bird set free My hope had flown And abandoned me Out of the blue Like a miracle Advice you gave Was empirical I heard your words “Friend, please stay alive” Then tied that noose Around my mind…

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…

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…

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…