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 [...]

I wish I could be more

I wish I could be more

I wish I could unlock your every secret and mold them to your desires.  I wish I was never born to this body—  tethered to this stubborn flame, waiting for a stray gust of wind  to extinguish me. I wish I was enough to appease the temperance of your gaze. Throaty mornings gazing at the [...]

World Poetry Day

World Poetry Day

Happy World Poetry Day! Thank you poetry for giving me a voice. Poetry has a special place in my heart because it gives a glimpse into someone's heart and soul. And even the most harrowing or dark poems are starkly beautiful in their rawness. When I think of poetry - I think of peeling back [...]

Wild Indigo

Wild Indigo

Wild Indigo i taste like sleepless nights and throbbing headaches.even the crash of waves sounds like my name.i am the one who got away; my smile is the last thing you will see.even on vacation, you damn me. my hair smells of the tropics, skindrenched in honey; i will never let you go,even when you [...]