Same Tension

I wonder if you feel the same tension In this roughly 700 square foot apartment, as I can The same calm that washes over your spine When you find me asleep on the couch The same desire to be the bottles or cigarettes Pressed to my pursed lips The same butterflies in your stomach When…

Spaceship

We often joked about dying in a spaceship together Wrapping up our wanderlust-filled adventures With the most exciting one of them all Our eyes have cherished the moon At her most brilliant moments And we’ve kissed beneath her loving glow More than I could have hoped when we met But less than I still desire…

Sand

I’ve been counting the grains on this shore Hoping we can share just as many seconds With the size of this beach We should have all the time in the world But I can’t seem to keep you or the sand From slipping through my fingers SWD 07/2019

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

Dawn

On your front porch Where intolerance cowers below a rainbow flag We sat around an ash covered table Listening to a symphony of lively songbirds Sharing cigarettes, tea and sleepy glances Your eyes still struggled to awaken And you hair stuck up in a few places As if it were stretching towards the sky And…

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…

Damp

Your body pinned to The wall of the bath while I Kiss from lips to lips SWD 07/2019

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I am scared I am astonished I am anxious I do not know who will open the door I hope it’s one of you I hope it’s both of you For now I’ll wait patiently While things are sorted While emotions are tried on I’ll wait and wildly anticipate Inclusion and acceptance I worry about…