September 7, 2017 § Leave a comment
rhythmic syllables spin within your mind
more often than dialogue or data
whispering, floating mantras
cadences and choruses, gently dipping
and rising, like carousels of phrase
and with each circle
the sounds cling more closely together
gathering by necessity,
spinning into song with centrifugal fervor,
and the world can’t help but swallow them whole
September 5, 2017 § 2 Comments
sometimes the wonder
is just all too great to hold
so, I write a poem
September 3, 2017 § 2 Comments
the moments that feel
the most changed, are those that start
and end without thoughts you
January 22, 2017 § 2 Comments
as a current
mine and yours, it flows
by gravity, our hearts with rhythm
aligned, beating in time
we’re all the same.
the atoms that are you
are also mine
a beautiful composition
we’re the same
as every tree
inhaling the breath
the world pours out, and giving
back the same.
we honor the sun
for its warmth
that reaches us, all, always,
we confide in the moon
with secrets and lies
for days, nights, lights, tides
the them, it doesn’t comprehend
it’s only we. it’s you, it’s me.
it’s the stars, the mystery above us all,
that need to fall, push darkness down
into our cluttered houses, and minds
open our doors, to an unknown cold
take the roofs off our protected states
of mind, urge us to step outside
do you hear the sound?
it’s you and it’s me,
one heart that belongs
to the ground,
from whence it came
born of the earth
a heart that beats
with every other being that surrounds
it can’t see, it can only be
aligned, beating in time,
we’re all the same.
March 24, 2015 § Leave a comment
perhaps it was the night before last, when I saw it behind my eyelids swimming amongst my confusing dreams.
or perhaps it was dancing on my ceiling when my phones persistent hum woke me this morning.
or maybe I saw it painted on the road, etched into a metal sign, emblazoned by a plane into the afternoon sky, when I was driving from here to somewhere.
but i saw it so very clearly, like a new and wonderful color, like a siren interrupting your sleep, like jumping into the air and landing in a pool of icy water.
and it was so unbearably bright,
I couldn’t stop staring.
December 16, 2014 § Leave a comment
most days I’m a feather clinging to the wing of a multicolored bird
quivering from the wind, but always returning to the place where I belong
blending and fading with the soft abyss of surrounding comfort, I wait.
some days I’m the multicolored bird piercing the sky
flying with the wind, at such a height that makes my colors melt
into one single, perfect hue, blending into the welcome air, I soar.
but today I am the sky, an expanse filled with possibility, with fear
propelling the wind, but quivering and melting, fading and flying
I don’t leave or return because I’m already here, so I breathe.
December 4, 2014 § 1 Comment
when it’s dark
too early, and I’m driving home from work
my headlights guiding my car’s path
I always wish for spring
but suddenly I worry
that when spring arrives
and it rains
too much, and I’m driving home from work
my wipers guiding my car’s path
I will always wish for fall