Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Easy baby
now is the time
to transcend tears
to rise
not impervious to pain
but able to absorb
each emotion
and guide it
to your will.
To shine
always brighter
than the looming darkness.

For Good

Cosmic energies
align for good.
More powerful
than all the shitstorms
I must dodge.
Impending doom?
Kiss my ass.

Monday, May 18, 2015

If I Could Go Back

This is my fourth assignment for the spring semester (second session) of my creative writing workshop.  Just a spoiler alert in case any of my classmates stumble upon this post and don't want to see it before Wednesday night.  ;)

If I could go back
and start life again
would I do now
what I did then?
Would I make many changes
would I live life anew?
Would it make any difference
what I chose to do?
Would changing my past
bring hope or derision
satisfaction or
questioning every decision?
If I wiped out mistakes
knew then what I know now
would I be a happier
person somehow?
Correcting my errors
might destroy my soul.
Would I be weak
if I sought every goal
and was met with success?
Would it take a toll?
To go back in time
and erase all the pain
might lead to a girl
who is perfectly plain
and possibly even more
slightly insane.
No, I'll keep my past
the way it must be
and remain deeply flawed
and imperfectly me.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Misdirected Melancholia

do not collapse
under the weight
of the world.
seems to be
my job.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Gone (for Shirley)

was so much
of what we did
at everything
and nothing
simply because
we could.
We never
had that
lobster dinner
but we should have.
Who knew
that we would
run out of time?
is so fucking short
in an eye blink
but few ever realize this
until someone
is gone.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Dear Seven

Little girl
you are stronger
than you think.
Do not listen
to your fractured mind.
your fragile heart.

Friday, May 1, 2015


the games you play.
hovering every day.
I wish
you would go away.
But alas
you are here to stay.