Sand

I’ve been counting the grains on this shore Hoping we can share just as many seconds With the size of this beach We should have all the time in the world But I can’t seem to keep you or the sand From slipping through my fingers SWD 07/2019 Advertisements

Rebel Child

My father always Wanted daughters for they are “Easier to raise” But I’ve always been A rebel child as proof of What chaos we make SW 05/2018 Updated 07/2019

Dawn

On your front porch Where intolerance cowers below a rainbow flag We sat around an ash covered table Listening to a symphony of lively songbirds Sharing cigarettes, tea and sleepy glances Your eyes still struggled to awaken And you hair stuck up in a few places As if it were stretching towards the sky And…

Beneath the Moon

The grass was dewy And cool against my skin The wind danced away With our smoke clouds The sky was black Except for the one light We came out here to see The moon hung high Full bodied and brilliant I kissed you beneath her glow Spring tides were not The only waters disturbed That…

A Million Pieces

I would break my own heart Into a million pieces And scatter them across oceans Let each shard drift as far as it pleases Just to keep you from fully possessing it again A few may find their way back to you For they’ll never quite shake the Stockholm But I’d find comfort in knowing…

Untitled

I am scared I am astonished I am anxious I do not know who will open the door I hope it’s one of you I hope it’s both of you For now I’ll wait patiently While things are sorted While emotions are tried on I’ll wait and wildly anticipate Inclusion and acceptance I worry about…

Scars and bumps

All my scars and bumps Are from days when I was young Unafraid to make mistakes To scrape a nose or knee But I have not made a dent in quite some time For fear of adding to the canvas Already covered in mistakes And uneven skin tones And stretch marks And blemishes When did…

Freedom to bloom

Planted in a garden Too small for me to grow Uprooted to a strange city To find myself a home The illuminating lights Warmed me from inside My roots could finally stretch For this garden’s long and wide I came here for the sunlight And abundance of room But stayed for the adventure And freedom…

Productivity

My clothes are hanging over the shower rod Waiting to be organized in my closet My dishes are sitting in the dishwasher Completely dried and ready to be stacked My carpet is blanketed in cat hair Asking to be vacuumed and uncovered And my hands are coated in colors For I have spent the whole…