Reconcile

Trigger Warning and Personal Note: The following poem is about about Bipolar disorder and some of its impacts. It also touches on childhood trauma and suicide in less obvious ways. This poem is incredibly personal and I ask that you treat it as such. Up until recently, I worked in mental health and understand theContinue reading “Reconcile”

Leaves (with audio)

The weather is grey as if it can sense my thoughts about you During a solitary walk I whisper your name to the trees –  each syllable holding a tapestry of memories  In my ashen mood I take refuge under the hemisphere of an evergreen I sigh into the leaves hoping they’ll send messages on the wind I miss youContinue reading “Leaves (with audio)”

Song Writing

If there’s a woman for whom your heart longs pick up your courage and write her a song When you come to write don’t rush, take it slow simply think of her and the song will grow Choose the best lyrics write in the best key add a killer hook practice constantly Pick the right moment await a bright day seize the right timingtake a breathContinue reading “Song Writing”

Always Yours, Never Mine

I’m here the one you love but aren’t in love with steadfast by your side as we navigate life I’m here lighting up at the very sight of youwhile your casual smile douses my joy every time I’m here sharing all things deep and taboo ready, at any moment, to help you forget your painContinue reading “Always Yours, Never Mine”

Blank Stare

I tell you I feel alone you stare back at me confirming my deepest fears – you’re emotionally unavailable (again)  I’m all alone (again) Open your mouth tell me what you’re thinking give me a glimpse of your heart –  do you have space in there for me or is it locked without a key? You don’t have to be poetic I’ve never neededContinue reading “Blank Stare”

Sweet Poison (with audio)

I gave you all my love you gave me all your lies –  sweet poison on your lips I miss you pretending that you cared make-believing that you loved me –  sweet poison in my ears I see you with her now loving from your whole being –  sweet poison to my heart I envy the way you are together the bitterContinue reading “Sweet Poison (with audio)”

This Place Is Home (with audio)

The smell of the slow-cooking roastlaughter bouncing off the freshly painted walls smile on my face this place is home Carefully thought-out desserts catering to all the dietary needs everyone belongs this place is home Space to spread out and relax feet pounding up (and down) the stairs no need to hush this place is home A drink in hand surrounded by extended family blessContinue reading “This Place Is Home (with audio)”