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…

Forget to lock the door

Wrap your arms around me We’ll sleep tangled through the night When your dreams turn cold and dark Hold me closer, hold me tight While we construct our bridges Let us build them out of stone So if one day they do burn They’ll never truly be gone And if the dreaded day does come…

Tangled Roots

I found myself looking for validation in you Solely basing my self worth on your opinion And you are in no way to blame for that I felt so confident together Stood tall while I was by your side Or more like clinging to your shoulders You were quite right to leave You had the…

Child-Like Joy

You make my heartbeat skip Like playing jump rope in the streets And I laugh just as hard with you As I did when we would sing Those silly playground rhymes About the valley and Mary Mack You brought out the child-like joy I thought was never coming back We take on life together Like…

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 into 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…

My Restless Love

He does not sleep much at night For his head is filled with music And beats that keep his hands busy He dances sometimes Too giddy to rest Or maybe just to fill the time While most of the world dreams But some nights he lies real still Though his eyes do not seem to…

My Mother

Like no one ever had My mother cared for me Embodied a love I continuously seek Within myself and others Because she made me believe Life was better than it seemed Saw the forest for the trees I will always strive to be As warm and ardent as she SWD 04/2018 6.12.18: Today is my…

Love is a flower

Love is a flower Planted in us all Some nurture the roots Others watch petals fall But even when destroyed Love can regrow In the very spot it wilted And in full bloom Not all of its seeds Will produce new gardens But love does not cease to be carried In all directions by the…

Hard to shake

I forgot the sound of your voice The smell of your hair The feel of your hands I vaguely remember our┬ájokes The nights without sleep And songs to which we danced It’s hard to recall our nicknames The stories we told Adventures we did take But the flutter in my stomach And love housed in…