EMOTIONAL VOMIT

I’m a big fan of honesty.  I think if we hurt we should speak.  We shouldn’t suffer in silence.  But I have learned, over and over again, not every feeling or emotion needs to see the light of day in order for us to heal.  In fact, voicing certain feelings can be harmful to other…

EMOTIONAL STORM

  Crashes about on rocks Sharp, cutting, slicing The wind keeps following Pushing me to move But I don’t want to, can’t Legs feel like headstones As sand etches words Into my broken skin My lips hide from hope As my heart leaps And falls back again A painfully dark cycle I stand as a…

SWALLOWING HUMANITY

The cracks will swallow you When you least expect them to The deep dark veins below Snake around your feet And slither silently to and fro Ubiquitously lacing surfaces Unapologetic and merciless With obscure secrets to bestow Giving air to the beasts beneath Who wait patiently to consume Eventually and completely The humanity that treads…

LIVING LIGHT

  You are a clear and constant flickering of light Inside a galaxy made up of a billion other stars Yet you speak louder and shine much brighter Than all the suns that fight this celestial crowd I can feel your warmth penetrate the expanse Through celestial blizzards of cold darkness Just to be in…

INSIDE YOUR EYES

I see my future Inside your eyes A predictable universe spinning Prying, preaching, reaching Narrow vision tunneling towards The very center of my core Pulling me from this black hole Into a world full of sparkling stars Inking hopeful fantasies Into detailed maps Where destinations Are drawn and colored My new reality Reflecting back at…

BIG ETHEL’S VACATION

It has been awhile since I have written a duet with anyone. Thank you Byron Hamel for making this one amazing. She smiles down Her warmth unseen But undeniable Her wings Gust softly Turn the world She is the artist Sculptor Raising mountains Painter Coloring the sea Rejoicing She descends To further gift This beautiful…

FIGHT FOR LOVE

Dear daughter: You my love Are a woman And that means You will be told things Some will be true And many more will not The only thing You must do Is to find yourself Who are you? What you stand for? And know you are strong That you have options And when you don’t You get creative…