POEM| My Lover Says…

My lover says
he had been waiting for me
all his life but I never knew
I wake up every day
to a good morning message
from him

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POEM| Make Me Believe

talk to me today for hours
like you did in the beginning

speak sweet nonsense in my ears
like you did the first time

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POEM| A Smile

See, I have a smile on my face
but it’s not really a smile
This is my smiley face
my alter-ego
the one I switch to
so I’m not told to smile

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POEM| Dear Mama

Dear Mama,
I never thought of today
without you in it
I never knew you wouldn’t
see me become the woman
you taught me to be

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Be True To You

Sometimes, it’s best to speak up.
Sometimes, it’s best to be quiet.
Sometimes, it’s best to hold on.
Sometimes, it’s best to let go.

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POEM| Anxiety

It’s happening again
squirming all over me
I start with shaking my legs
pacing up and down
then I begin to pick dirt
from my nails with my thumbnail

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POEM| Together

I hope we’ll
learn together
give together
play together
try together
cry together

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POEM| 3am Thoughts

Have you ever thought of putting a pistol in your mouth?

I won’t lie 

I’ve thought about holding a gun

a bit too much

I should probably tell someone

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POEM| I Don’t Belong Here

deafening music,

clicking glasses,

spilling drinks,

faces I don’t recognize

staring right at me

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Why Do We Say Things We Don’t Mean?

I find myself saying things I don’t mean often not because I wish to lie but more because I have automatic replies I’ve constructed in my head.

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