I couldn’t stay. Not with every memory of us littering the streets of the city, playing out like the scenes of a movie. The corner store where we’d buy off-brand Oreos and use them as spoons for the pints and pints of ice cream we’d go through in a weekend. The local coffee shop where… Continue reading Moving
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
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
There was a time in my life when I swore I would never see color. The hues of blues in the summer sky cut sharply by the yellows and oranges of the burning sun would never leave me speechless. The deep red of the blood that poured out of my many wounds would never even… Continue reading Colorful Perspective
“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 told her words he never spoke, And never told them in a rush. She heard words she never heard, Without the guilt of love. She showed him her cracked pieces, After broken glass had been his knife. He showed her all his fallen petals, When she’d seen thorns her whole life. She… Continue reading Eternal Light
I was your eraser. I helped you forget. You were to be my chaser, Not my first regret. I tried to be your light. I tried to be enough. You played me like a fiddle, Who’s never played with love. I was captivated by your spark. I was the moth to flame. Who… Continue reading deny
Things We Learned from Disney Make like Elsa and let it go: forgive and forget, not for the other person, but for you. You owe it to yourself to let go of any negativity holding you back from fully living your life. Run into a childhood foe? Smile and say hi. Grumpy person yells at… Continue reading Things I’ve Learned from Disney
I dreamt a dream where you and I Could dance where time is endless, And although it wasn't real, I still wake up breathless. And in that dream, you kissed me, Softly, quick and chaste. And although it was all fake, I still crave your taste. We walked for miles, hand in hand, Smiling, yet… Continue reading Short Dreams
"What is love?" I've never been in love. How can I tell if I'm in love if I don't know what it is? I've heard people describe it. They say love is like a rollercoaster. It makes you feel on top of the world only to plunge you right back into a deep, dark abyss.… Continue reading What is Love?