We were two flames, dancing in the darkness Under the evening moon of a winter night. With each gasping breath for air, speaking whispers And roaring promises of burning light. Consuming all the brush beneath our heavy feet, We danced a path across the land. Rising higher and higher with each passing wind,… Continue reading Flames
I was supposed to be a ray of sunshine. I wanted to be everything you needed. I wanted to fill you with light so that you may always know which way to go, and that light would always lead you back to me. For so long I tried to give you my light. You brought… Continue reading Rise
The clouds started rolling in one by one. I wasn’t prepared for a storm; the forecast has shown not a cloud in the sky from Miami all the way to New York City. It started out small, like the small sun showers that leave the day looking more beautiful than ever before. The kinds that… Continue reading hurricanes
Long time no blog! Sorry I've been a little MIA lately. Every year I write down some things I've learned the past year. Today, on my 20th birthday, I wrote down all the tips I'm leaving at 19 with and (hopefully) applying to my life this year as a 20 year old. _______________________________ 20 of… Continue reading 20 tips at 20
“Time heals all wounds.” I used to hate that expression. In a world with mobile ordering and instant messaging, we don’t even have to wait in line for coffee anymore. I want to heal now. I want to see progress now. I deserve it. I didn’t get hurt on purpose. My heart wasn’t standing in… Continue reading let in the light
Roots The roots tried to spread throughout the garden. The vines rose and climbed up the walls, And entangled in the rooftop gutters. The rainwater built, Up and up and up, Drowning her. Spreading far and wide, but never deep, The roots tried to conquer all dry land. The sun couldn’t reach the… Continue reading Roots
she was a sunflower planted in the midst of the dark ages. the drought had lasted seasons with not a single seedling able to sprout. they told her it was futile that growth would never come no matter her effort. but she told them look within to find the light you need to flourish.
He was a summer storm, full of flashing lightning and quaking thunder that should have left her trembling. She was a fire on her own, and the brush she passed over was always left to ruin. She knew quite well that the rain would bring an end to her, even if she was a fire… Continue reading Fire and Rain
It is here, on a nearly empty beach on a mysteriously breezy winter’s night, that you realize he is your missing piece. He’s pointing out the planes in the sky, each one with a series of letters and numbers that mean nothing to you, but everything to him, and such everything to you, and he’s… Continue reading blink
I scanned the crowd for a familiar face and found thousands, each belonging to him, and to her, and to you, and to me, yet none of them felt like a home. That’s what I was looking for, it’s what I craved. Not my home, not your home, just a home. Feeling most alone in… Continue reading Bottom of the Ocean
silence is what bound us and with the whispers of "I love you" I reached across the chasm to discover echoes of words I never wanted to hear.
She was a princess on her own, that much he knew. He knew she had the power to rise above everything, even in the worst of chaos, bring a light to the people, and lead them to greatness. He saw the confidence in her eyes, and he craved it. He was like a moth to… Continue reading Moth to a Flame
Strolling down 37th and first, Hand in hand, yours were coarse. For once, floating I was on a cloud, Until it’s rain left me to drown. I didn’t know the boat would tip, I didn’t think the wind would quip. In the start, the world was our stage, Oh, how quickly the tides do… Continue reading come back to me
A letter to anyone unhappy with him or herself, I know who you are. I know who you are because I am you, or was you, or struggled with the same thing as you. I let people be my measuring stick, and because of that I always fell short. I starved myself, and ran… Continue reading Motivation Monday: Self Love
You were the ocean, And I was the shore, And with each crashing wave, All I craved was you more. You were the embers, And I was the trees. All I would ever desire, Promised the ending of me. You were the lava, And I in your path, Would do anything to be,… Continue reading Risks
I desperately wanted the leaves to change. I felt that everything in my life was constantly the same, so much so that I was content to let the foliage die just so I could start over. How many times have I started over? I keep reinventing myself, the seasons change the scenery completely and with… Continue reading We Were the Seasons
You picked a fresh, untouched daisy, Said "it's almost as pretty as you" How many petals did you pick, baby? I wish I only knew. You destroyed my petals, But they grew back as thorns, With the steadfast glaring promise, I wouldn't again get burned. In the field, I rose tall, And spread my deadly… Continue reading Poison Ivy
As the wind blows harshly, I whisper to the dandelion, “Stay.” Trying so hard, desperately, To count the wishes blown Away. As the oranges, yellows, reds, Fall from the branches, I beg “Freeze.” Trying to gather the season, In my foggy breath of the Breeze. The words that escape All too quickly as… Continue reading Temporary
Not all of the stars shine the brightest, And those brighter most likely are gone. Those pure are not dressed in the whitest, And those played are not always as pawns. All leaves that turn are not fated to fall, While all buds are not destined to bloom. Some endings are stopped by… Continue reading Not All Endings
You were the eye Of the hurricane And I stood in the calamity of the storm, Completely knowing That soon the winds Would sweep me off my feet, Just like you did Every single time I looked into your sky-blue eyes.
It is crazy to think How easily words And meanings Change In a moment’s blink. How love becomes Lose, And lose becomes Lost, And you fall out of my grip. Then love becomes Lone, And lone becomes Gone, And it’s like you were never seen. Then kiss becomes Miss, And miss… Continue reading How Easily We Change