Packed Bag

Am I somewhere in your packed bag The one you keep in case of emergency Or urgency Folded neatly between your clothes Or forgotten and shoved in last minute Did I even make the checklist SWD 12/2019 Updated 11/2020

I miss live music

I’m watching my favourite band Play past live shows From the comfort of my couch This soft fleece blanket Couldn’t compare to the comfort That warm, perspiring skin Brushing against one another brings I turn the volume up As loud as I can bear Then stand and close my eyes Letting the rhythm of the…

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Smoke brushed my fingers And for a second I could Feel your hands in mine SWD 10/2020

Stone Bridges

While we construct our bridges Let us build them out of stone So if one day, they do burn They’re never truly gone If the dreaded day does come When you want me no more Say goodbye before you leave I won’t lock the door SWD 08/2017 Update 10/2020

Wildfire

Wildfire, wildfire My, how you spread From thawing hearts To burning heads Marveled by your light Most fail to see You slowly but surely Consuming their trees First a small flame To help them keep warm Then fanning your flames ‘Til they pray for a storm SWD 07/2017 Updated 09/2020

Succulent

Like the succulent I left at work And couldn’t water for three months because of quarantine You, too, will grow more without me SWD 06/2020

Same Tension

I wonder if you feel the same tension as I can In this roughly 700 square foot apartment The same serenity that settles your mind When you find me asleep on the couch The same butterflies in your stomach When I flash a sleepy grin in the morning The same desire to be the bottles…

Eclipse

You and I Like the sun and moon Unable to reach out Or touch one another The closest we get Creates an eclipse Drowning out light Dulling all colour SWD 09/2016 Updated 03/2020

Self Love

I want to love me So much that I would not be Scared to die alone SWD 06/2019  Updated 03/2020