Tuesday, April 10, 2018


every day, you're there
standing on the street corner
never without headphones

scribbling on the backs
of empty envelopes
while you wait for a chance
to cross the street

sometimes, our eyes meet
you smile and duck your head
but by the time I reach the corner
you've already crossed

sometimes, through the passing cars
I catch glimpses of you
heading downtown

I don't know why, but
I wish I knew you

Tuesday, December 26, 2017


storms from space
wreck this planet
winds from every direction
beat upon the surface
tear up trees
raise dust storms
shake the mountains

we all run from something
we cannot see
but we can feel it

I am so small
crouching in a ravine
watching green lightning flicker
I close my eyes as the grains of sand
sting my face
and I wonder if I will survive this assult

when the red sun struggles to the horizon
will we all be part of the past
or will we crawl out of our holes
and start living again

Friday, November 24, 2017

Mushroom Glow

When you walk at night in the mushroom forest... huge glowing fungi tower over you, lighting the path in purple radience. The glow turns your eyes, your hair, your lips lavendar. It traces shimmering paths over your skin. The dark shadows under your eyes become violet bruises.

Friday, September 22, 2017

I Don't Wanna Change You

I don't wanna change you
I don't need to try to fix you
maybe you don't like those things
about you
but who said that's all there is to you
who said that's all
that you'll ever be
I'm so tired of fake perfection
you're real

But you say what about this and what about that
you think that scares me?
you think I'll run?
no I don't wanna change you
I don't wanna 'save' you
I don't wanna make you
into anything else
you are what you are

I don't wanna try to tame you
I don't wanna make you
comb out all those burrs
and just so you know
I like that wild side

In your imperfections
and in everything that makes you
who you are
you see darkness
but I see light, too
don't think I'm gonna try to
mess that up
not for one second

Let me leave you free
and all I ask is
that you do the same

Cause who said you weren't good enough. Maybe when you look at yourself, you see a flawed, scratched up mess. But maybe when someone else looks at you, they see past the scratches. Maybe they see a beautiful mosaic.

And just maybe they're seeing you right. :) 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

think straight

I should write more poems
I tell myself
I'm suppose to be the writer here
the pen dried up
is my excuse
but it's more that
my mind is chaos
I just can't 
think straight

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Pretend Sunsets

I try to speak to you with silent signs
you act like you can’t hear my mind
you're driving me wild
wish I was a child again

I forget to breathe when I’m thinking about it
cause there’s still too much more to say
but I don’t have the words
I never do

I wrote a novel you can never read
so can I just leave now?
it’s too hard to see in the dark
It isn’t supposed to be like this

I never ever wanted to take a magic pill
kinda want to now
I could hide, couldn’t I?
it’s not like you could see me anyway

sometimes I forget you’re blind
colors don’t make sounds but you
are so good at pretending
you can see sunsets
turns out so am I

how am I still here after all this time?
I should have been long gone
convinced there’s a castle beyond that hill
but there’s no dragon in sight
wish there was

I act like I’m oblivious
and you believe me
and that’s the problem
isn’t it?

we both pretend we aren’t blind
and I act like I’m looking at you when you talk
so I’ve never told you I can’t see your face
any better than you can see mine

but I can read you like an open page
when you speak I can see your mind
and when you fall silent
I hear what you don't say

but you don’t know how I hate
pretend sunsets
you don’t know how I love you
in the darkness

Saturday, April 29, 2017

You Are the Ocean

You’re too incredible
to be something less
than yourself

It would be impossible to
suppress the sea
into one drop

You are so much more
than what can be
contained in a drop

You are the wild
beautiful ocean itself