I think of you as a teacher
Tutoring me along winding roads
Winding dangerously close
The edge calling me forth
But you help me pursue on
I think of you as a friend
Holding tight when I cry
Sharing laughs and smiles
A world all our own
You're always there to support
I think of you as a father-figure
Like the kind I never had
Wise and caring, funny and teaching
A small tie through the two above
Hoping you'll understand this feeling
Sleeping BeautySipping gently on a mugSleeping Beauty5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Wispy whispers of air streaming
Breath deeply in the warmth
Relaxing in serenity's loving grasp
Comet tails in the dark sky
Following the eye of the storm
Blazing beautifully in speechless
Thought in every corridor
Above is the satellite watching
Spinning soundlessly as it goes
Merrily observing men below
Sleeping beauty gladly wondering
Coffee still warming her lips
Cold with times grievances
if i had words to tell youone million one.if i had words to tell you5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
at this moment i am mentally retracing the steps back to your door. it's been thirty seconds, and i feel like it's been days. i never knew what it was like to miss somebody until this very moment. i want to go home to your arms, where i left my heart.
one million two.
right now i am in disbelief. i never thought i could want something as much as i want you. i took one too many steps and now i don't know what to do.
one million three.
at this point i am pulling out my hair and sinking my nails into the palms of my hand.
i'm not listening to you strangers anymore. i know what i want.
one million four.
it's three seconds past heartbreak and four hours past confusion. and suddenly, i don't know how anything started.
one million five.
i counted all the stars in the sky tonight. i named everyone after you, because you seem to be the brightest thing in my world lately.
it's a million and five moments past amazing, and i can't breathe.
Nap TimeTick tockNap Time5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Goes the clock
A little bit to loud
Rumbles the heart
Furiously beating away
The pencil creeks
Shattering the silence
Announces the ring
A bell telling kids to go
Out the door and away
I do upon a waking
Once in few years past
shiv'ah.shiv'ah8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Our feet bled from seashells
under the lighthouse stove light
beaming raccoon streaks in
We looked all night, where the bottle glass
was licked smooth;
we pulled seaweed from whalebone ribcages
calling it her hair dissected from a comb.
The soul is the lamp of god
Mother walked backward into the ocean
the morning I married that siren-eyed boy.
The blood orange
segmented on ashwood tabletop:
I'll see a sunset running-juice
tucked between your lips,
spilling into cupped hands.
and he rose before the deer woke
and took a shotgun to the edge of the water
Love AffairI can't just be your fantasy,Love Affair5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Only present when you want me,
Gone when everything is going well.
I, too, am human;
I have feelings,
I have needs.
I'm not just colors in the wind,
A whisper of your cold imagination.
If you want me,
Pull me off my feet,
Into your life.
Quit pulling on my heartstrings
Like the cruel puppeteer
I'll play your games
And dance your dance