Category: Poetry

I’ll show you my tattooes if you show me yours And teach me with what you’ve branded yourself. Endure my questions on what makes you essential For of you, my friend, I believe the world. Let’s you and I put socks on our feet And gloves on our hands And launch ourselves away— Away from […]

You couldn’t tell, From the way he pushed his eyes down From the way he bruised his heels on the rocks From the way he flinched at her call, But that boy was brave. Brave to the core, Brave at a hotter temperature than most– Brave to the point of bursting And brave to the […]

How good it is to have a place To lay my head down and take off my shoes To soap myself down at least once a day Or twice if I so choose. How good it is to have a book To read at night and out in the garden And this cup of tea […]

I have ventured outside today, Outside of my new cave of wonders Of safety of now familiar smells Which I have painstakingly applied During the last shower. Perhaps sitting out here Cross legged and bare shod, Out here in the breeze and thick air Will be the bravest thing I do today. For me that […]

Blanket me in all the vitamin D you can muster And never ask me to cease my swallowing– Never tell me to open my eyes Never tell me to get in the car Never tell me it’s time to go Never tell me to go on home. Instead let me swallow that I may glow […]

The man above me on this escalator Is wearing a hat that matches The purple flashing walls which Soar around us. He looks nervous, Almost, His expression reads, “My backpack is too tight on my arms And everybody around me can see” But that’s not what I notice About this hatted man– That’s not what […]

I find, these days, That I think more in poetry than prose. Mostly chaotic, unrhymed, unmetered strands of theme Mostly revolving around the disheveled interior I find myself carting around These days. It’s hard, these days, To get through a conversation Without longing to rush for my yellow notebook Without writing down some sort of […]