Hometown

Born and raised Far from the place I would call my comfort A stranger in my hometown Visiting from a concrete haven These streets I memorized Get harder to walk On my last stroll I hope to get lost And stray from the road Maybe discover something new A small redemption To bring me back…

Beneath the Moon

The grass was dewy And cool against my skin The wind danced away With our smoke clouds The sky was dark But scattered with stars The moon hung high Full bodied and brilliant When I kissed you Beneath her glow Spring tides were not The only waters disturbed My oceans stirred My heart rode immense…

I Knew a Boy

I knew a boy With long blonde hair And eyes wider than the moon Always fixed on the next adventure The clothes he used to wear Were chosen with care And so was the makeup, shoes and hair To fit into the box he was given I know a boy Who cut his hair And…

Non-Binary

College was the first time I heard “non-binary” A term I had never spoke But somehow always knew the meaning As if it had been dancing on the tip of my tongue Since the first time I got in trouble for standing up to pee SWD 11/2019

I Jumped

Standing at the edge of the cliff That I always knew I’d peer over someday Ready to take this dive After years of preparation And flee the hoard of wolves Always trailing behind Scared to death to leap But more afraid to turn around So with nothing but faith I jumped Never again to touch…

I came out today

I came out today Peeked my head from the closet Where I hung my doubts Like warm winter coats Worn when the world seemed cold, then I stepped out today Faced the frigid air Without any protection And slammed the door shut The sting of the wind Subsided and Spring sprung when I came out…

My First Introduction

The first time I saw you Behind the counter in the coffee shop During my second week We were passing ships As I clocked out And you clocked in Days later Below the full moon’s glow On the small deck dusted with ashes Outside of your junior apartment We talked so long I forgot there…

I don’t tell you enough

You are so beautiful But I don’t tell you enough I silently admire from afar You make me so happy But I don’t tell you enough All the ways you’ve touched my heart You are so loved But I don’t tell you enough Just how incredible you are SWD 08/2019 Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash