bitter tears

bitter tears

i’ve been neglecting you, claiming that your needsshould be met, before mine, before there’s,  before his;  i should have explained to you i was overwhelmed,  that i was terrified to askfor help or even proclaim that i’m not fine.were the tears bitter when you wept?  frozen on your cheeks like sand, would it have hurt [...]

why do you push me away?

why do you push me away?

why do you push me away?water chases secrets down my arms, andi knot your sighs into my hair like ribbons.  your words were honey on my lips, sticky kisses, oh, so easily i get distracted .you were the trees that waved in the silence.  you were the river that fought back.  you are the weeds [...]

unrequited love

unrequited love

unrequited love is a disease.  it eats at me, ravages me.i am no longer me when the waves hit me.  i am slumbered beneath the sea.  i am in mourning.  i am a tree that has lost its leaves.  the autumn of my life, i must salvage what is left;  i will replant in the [...]

agoraphobia

agoraphobia

purple paint with a white trim, weighs heavy on thethin walls. kernels of stucco cannot muffle the flush of yawning pipes.i was a prisoner in this “room,” but i left the cell doors wide open.i held the keys in my grip as i rocked myself to sleep.i drew trees and vines on my wall. like [...]