But I didn’t listen

But I didn’t listen

But I didn’t listen love me enough to stay; love me enough to leave. you told me it was silly to dream outside the four walls of your heart. you told me to clip my wings. you lied and said the world won’t accept a girl who follows her passions and strays from reality and [...]

You

You

You you read my poetry without ever truly reading it.you saw me without ever needingto turn a page. lines and linesof my soul etched in ink—youtook one look down and saw moreof me than i ever thought.how do you do that?that is, know me so wellwhen my mouth is closed?you persisted with questionsthat were stones [...]

Dreaming of You

Dreaming of You

Dreaming of You i trip,i stutter, whenever you turn your head and smile.i watchthe waythe light touches your cheek.i blush and blameit on the heat.i knowyou are notfor me—i am young, foolish, and sometimes weak. you rise like a phoenix, astounding those around you. the anticipation has me sick. nausea strikes me like lightening.the growling [...]