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 Advertisements

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…

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…

The Most Sour of Days

Life tossed lemons from the clouds today But I felt like dancing in the puddles anyway Let the juices sting my cat scratched ankles And my tongue stuck straight out To taste the bitterness of each drop I hope to cherish the sweetest days of life While graciously accepting the most sour as well SWD…

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…

Whispers of Possibilities

Lights suspended from skyscrapers Gleam like stars above the streets Towering steel structures Line a path that guides me Sounds of a lively city Lull my restless mind to sleep Whispers of possibilities Evoke extraordinary dreams SWD 01/2018

I will never understand how people live without a pet

A cat’s meow from the other room Will pull me from my blankets More so than my growling stomach A dainty paw kneading my chest Will warm me from within More so than any hot tea ever could A quite chirp and headbutt to my leg Will make me feel at home More so than…