Monday, June 30, 2014


"So tell me about 
school, friends, any love interests?
How 'bout the future?"

The World She'd Rather Live In

She clings to her book,
holding it close to her chest.
She won't admit it,
but the tales of love, friendship, 
adventure, it's all she's got. 

So I Ran

You started asking
questions and you listened
for every answer. 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Short Answer

Why am I single?
Oh, you know, "all the good ones
are taken or gay".


...How can this be so?...
... I barely even know you...
...But still, there's something...
...Ugh... I don't know what it is!...
...Are you real... or an idea?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

But What of the Old?

With no resemblance
to death, life continues to
move on with the young.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Keeping the Beat (5-7-5)

There are times when I
can't help but convey my thoughts
to this beating drum. 

The Light from Within

The dark crept forward,
with all its tribluations. 
It overcame her, 
from all sides, without warning,
yet it could not conquer her. 

Sunday, June 08, 2014

In the Library's Silence

The computers hum.
The books crack as they're opened.
Sometimes the phone rings.
The doors screech "HELLO!" "GOODBYE!".
On occasion people sneeze.

A Gallon Glass Bottle, Shattered

When does it become
okay to cry over some
spilled milk on the floor?

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The Empty Heart's Aches

Desperately she clings
to her fading memories.
To everyone else,
she's playing pretend. To her,
it's justifying the hurt.

Setting the Day's Tone

Find some small reason
to make yourself smile at
6:30 a.m.  

A Friend in Disguise

She may feel alone
but tonight, facing the wall,
she sees her shadow.  

Monday, June 02, 2014

Staying True

All she wants is to
be able to tell herself 
that no matter what,
she's someone worth fighting for;
she doesn't have to settle.