High expectations

High expectations

I ask too much from peoplewho don’t know to love themselves.It all starts with a request: mutual respect.I erect my boundaries,I pray they stand against the moon and tide,I know it won’t last—nothing human madewill every last underneath the might of God. But still, I wish, I pray, I daydream of better daysfilled with fields [...]

I miss you, I miss you 

I miss you, I miss you 

I miss you, I miss you.I will sing this woeful song in the threes, in iambic pentameter,anything to prove how much you mean to me. I miss you, I miss you.I miss the sting of your dismissal.The disinterest in your eyes.I want to earn your love,I’ll do anything to please you.I’ll get on my knees [...]

Debt-Collector

Debt-Collector

debt- collector, debt- collector. She goes by many names but  I simply call her mom. Rent is due, and she's banging on my door, screaming  that I can't live for free. It's not fair, she says. That the life she carved out for me is weighed down by dues and debts. The universe between my [...]