A Dedication

I am one to pay for experiences over objects. I collect moments like key chains and hang them off my purse, by my side at all times. But sometimes I cringe at how much I pay for poetry books. Even fifteen dollars. Am I doing this to support local bookstores? I’ve gotten a turtleneck for eleven dollars that I wear as a staple layering piece every week in fall and winter. I trace my fingers over the cover of my favorite book and am absorbed into its world. Suddenly, I am in a theatre, eyes wide and watery as the … Continue reading A Dedication

Life’s Choice

A sole will keep you grounded Safe walks on jagged shards To chase when one by one loves fled Take back life’s wrong dealt cards A soul is found when you are lost Endures glass shards in skin Weeps for all that love has cost Praises the life that’s been When faced with both on rested scale A sole grounds much more weight But though a soul is more so frail It soars like doves past heaven’s gate Continue reading Life’s Choice

The Bench

The bench. Where I sat the first week of school, quickly hopping up to play volleyball with new found friends under the setting sun as sand swirled through the warm breeze. The bench where I waited nonchalantly with my new best friend the second month of school, as scorching afternoons turned to gentle sunlit hugs, until he picked me up to tell me three more weeks of lies as I endured four refills of antibiotics with disappointed eyes, stinging, in cold angry winds, given no definite number as to when the sickness would end. Today I stride by that bench, … Continue reading The Bench


To write of you In song or rhyme feels Like plagiarizing a beautiful tune Like speaking of how the ocean’s shore With each kiss of waves begs an encore When your sands rest beyond locked gates The estate already houses two paired mates But it is her song to sing, not I And if only we had met an ocean soon Perhaps it would not consume my every sigh How I am left in my own typhoon Continue reading Timing