I like to rip up paper I tear and rip and divide and split Until there’s nothing left to break Just pieces
“I want the power to slow and speed up time at my will. Going into the past or future is too complicated, too messy. Immortality is too life-changing – what if death is that the thing that makes life worth living and awareness of it is the thing that makes us human? I won’t pretendContinue Reading “if you could have any superpower…”
It’s expanding I can’t believe the way that it swells and grows It’s unlimited This is love When you touch me You turn the key to time Everything stops except my mind racing to imprint memories of flesh and heat This Is love I want you Close to me in a number of ways OnlyContinue Reading “hello love”
This poem was written circa December 2008. Unlike the others, I fancied myself reading this one out loud at some open mic somewhere or other. i’m looking for good conversation, healthy stimulationno it doesn’t involve what I’m wearing, where we’re going tonight, or what you’re daydreaming aboutyou don’t need a phone or computer eithercuz you’reContinue Reading “conversation”
I’m good at burying myselfSo deep not even I can seeBut lately, I’ve been diggingOn my hands and kneesIn the dirtEyes wild and feverishBut instead of elation, I feel sheer terror every time something shows itself from the grimy, dark coating of timeThings I forgotOr never expected to seeSuddenly loosed themselvesGo back! I yelpNo, noIt’sContinue Reading “buried”
I’ve slipped back into poetry lately. Writing it, reading it. It’s the best medicine for those times when your brain isn’t really thinking as well as your heart is feeling. But because of that, poetry is extremely vulnerable – especially for those of you that can read between the lines. So, to ease back intoContinue Reading “the way of words”
People need to stop acting like insecurity is relative. Let’s be honest, Kanye West had it right. We’re all insecure, he’s just the first to admit it. And I’m the second. But you didn’t hear him, though, so I have a few more things to say.
I spent all last year working at being my best self, so it’s probably a good idea for me to pay attention to what worked and what didn’t. Basically, this is my 2018 happiness project, blog-sized.