Balanced

Balanced

i feel balanced–it’s strange, but not unwelcome. i am used to feeling too much, my glass always spilling on the sides, or nothing at all, a numbness that penetrates my teeth, toes, a hollow echoing. but now, i’m lucid. i feel, at a distance. i can think clearly. the well of creativity is deeper than [...]

Unripe Youths

Unripe Youths

unripe youths are swollenon the bottom and soft at the top. my thumb tore the tender skin, pierced through the truth.i refuse to apologize;every thorn bears your face.my nail digs deeper.my vision blurs. my headbegins to ache.the skin splits.clumps of yellow flesh.sap seals my fingers buti will not relent.i steadily hold on;the wind tickles my [...]

Shadow Play

Shadow Play

gathered closelike two flickering flames,together we burn brighter amid thedarkly hollows. the shadows retreat.the whispers expire. the doubts resurface, but with steady hands we extinguishour worries. incandescence;let us marvel as we shed our clothes.layers and layers of insecuritieslet the shadow play; reveal where youmade your “flaws” your home.let me kiss every hurt and allow me [...]