Dear Friend

Dear friend From time to time Like this starry night Your name still runs across my mind Though we have not spoken in what feels like forever I often daydream about us in the future Sitting at some old table with black coffee As bitter as the stories we’ll share of our hardships With years…

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…

A Stream Down a Mountainside

I remember the first time I read poetry to people outside of my family It was in junior high when our English teacher asked the class to memorise and recite The Raven My teacher was one of the most intelligent I had had thus far I looked up to her and admired her views of…

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…

Dear Reader

I wanted to plant an astonishing garden Chose seeds I thought you might like Over-watered the soil everyday And built in a place with little sunlight But it has all been for you The pale petals and wilted leaves Beads of sweat and dirty knees The flowers may be dying Give me credit for creating…

I Cannot Name It

It seeps through the clouds Showering the Earth with sunshine And scattered thunderstorms It shows in the strength of a mother In the fearless love of her children Like a bonfire’s warmth It grows despite lain concrete Cracking surfaces to bloom Like going against flawed norms It flourishes in hearts built on foundations Of unconditional…

Hypothetical Storm

I belittle myself during bouts of suicidal thoughts Saying things like, “Why overreact? Drink some water. Walk it off.” As if one day a switch will flip and it will just get better I will grow out of my depression or wait for sunny weather But the sun has been shining, flowers have been blooming…