What I See When l Look at You

Is a beautiful creature. All smooth talk, suave With the elegance of a swan. Meet me in the river Or the bed sheets And tell me you love me and “This is intimacy”- The baring of two bodies And seduction of souls; But you are the immortal beast, Tempestuous being, and it’s Time to leave…

sliver

Scribbles from a moment of feeling very small. Crescent moon- width, That is as much as the door was opened. Yet in that two inches, that sliver, I beheld that wonderful thing That is You. Those blue eyes just begging me to swim, despite the risk of drowning; And those red lips held slightly apart,…

Sunday Eve

Saturday night songs and stories. Yours are not the lips I wish to kiss, Can’t you see? I am more than “fun.” I am not easy, Nor a tease. My worth is more than That ten dollar drink And this bar combined. And “no” means no. “No” also means “go home to your girlfriend.” Because…

The Cat Lady Sonnet

Sitting in the basement of my school’s little library I chose not to work on a project due tomorrow, but instead to browse my collection of old assignments. It was all very nostalgic, some a little sad, but mostly exciting to see how much I have changed throughout my years here. I came across one…

How to wake up.

Hypothetically, in 50 steps. 1. Turn lights off; blow out candle. 2. Scramble to bed; run into dresser. 3. Bruise and bundle up. 4. Close eyes. 5. Stop thinking. 6. Push him from your brain. 7. Extract him from your bones. 8. Breath. 9. Sit up. 10. Open laptop; illuminate room. 11. Look at empty room.…

finger painting

Abi and Rae are five year old twins I have the pleasure of getting paid to hang out with from time to time. Today we finger painted. Upon opening the kit, the girls were dismayed at the few colors we had to work with. “This is boring,” they declared. “These are primary colors, ladies, and…

to be.

I had a drink yesterday; in fact, I had three. For the first time in a long time I drank and didn’t cry. I did not cry nor did I feel: helpless, hopeless, horrified at my humanity. I sat, I was, and continued to be. I simply was, with another, and that did not cease…