Long Hike Up A Mountain

Waking up feels like the start Of a long hike up a mountain On days I am able to make it to the top I search for hope to fill my wagon Though I always come back empty No matter how much I have gathered To stock up for days I can’t climb None of the…

Treading Water

Life is an ever expanding body of water Everyone is treading to keep afloat Some sink themselves with the baggage they tied to their ankles After gasping so long for hope Many are stripped of their chances to see how long they can swim By unforeseeable waves and creatures lurking in the deep Others continue…

Outside the box

I was told once that we are all born into boxes Each decorated to distract To the point of not even noticing we are in them It was hard to believe at first Until I began to see cracks in the corners Accepting the possibility, I stepped out for the first time Took a look…

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…

Spaces in my bookshelf

There’s spaces in my bookshelf Where your novels used to be I read each one a thousand times But kept them all pristine Never wrote in your margins Or marked my favourite lines Never altered any pages Like the way you did mine Now there’s spaces in my bookshelf Because maybe that’s what you need…

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…

My mind is a prison

My mind is a prison The prisoners, my thoughts But I am the warden Holding keys to those locks Never easily persuaded To open up and let them out Afraid of what they might do ‘Cause I am the only guard about The only one that understands The messes they can make Most the time…

Hurricane

Time hits in abrupt waves I lost track of when I started losing track of days Currently drowning in the present Life spins, unfaltering and fast This hurricane will outlast My ability to hold my ground And my breath While tossed around by time A line from a favourite book of mine “Life doesn’t stop for…

I am a vessel for this broken brain

I am a vessel for this broken brain Not a boat Not a car Not a plane Just a container Only to hold this broken brain And it’s scrambled chemistry Not to be piloted by it SWD 03/2017 Updated 05/2018