Let go

Let go of the past Not only because it is dragging you down But also because there’s so much more to life Than broken memories and secret pains There is the joy of love And there is hope And living in the present isn’t as bad as you think It is okay to feel It…

Jemimah

I met her winter of 2013 Clueless and lonely she walked me home in the cold met mom and dad and decided it was worth giving me a shot   Every weekday was filled with the joy of her Laughing and singing off key playing stupid card games in the cafeteria bonding over the ridiculous…

I love you like that

I love you like that wind swept hair glowing red cheeks moonbeam smile   You’re the spring in the wood of skies blooming soft petals where creeks run free   You’re the soft morning dew settling on my spine cold and sweet calm and quiet   I love you like that soft waterfall autumn leaves…

To Peregrine

I know you’re scared Afraid of moving forward And too terrified of the unknown But I want you to remember To stop dwelling on the past You no longer belong there I want you to remember When it feels like your anxiety Is swallowing you whole And you’re drowning in your fears That no matter…

I have decided that I love you

I have decided that I love you I have spent too many days wishing you were different— slim waist thick thighs all curves and endless succulence all the things you never were and never would be taunting me I have spent way too long reaching for—   I’ve decide that I love you just like…

Never Mine

When you left that day The snow started falling Softly at first Like the tears flowing Down my face Then hard and fast Like my heart breaking As you slammed the door   I wanted to run after you But I was frozen Not from the cold snow But from the cold stare You gave…

There’s a beast in my belly

There’s a beast in my belly. Some nights he lays dormant On others, I can hear him Screaming To be let out   There’s a beast in my belly, Trying to eat me inside out. He hungers for more, Than I can possibly give.   There’s a beast in my belly Performing the dance of…

I dreamt of you again

I dreamt of you again I thought I had forgotten the bitter taste of heartache then you were here again   When she told me you never left I swore you did because there was no space for you here not anymore there is no space for you here   but you keep coming back…

Balderdash

I am something nobody knows. A very special way of speaking. It is the name of a game. A game in which seven people run through the dark being chased by another person, or all the bad shit they thought would not catch up to them. A name for an advanced poet. A type of…

Black Sheets

Black sheets drowning turning drowning her belly wide open swallowing whole full cycles soapy dirty water soapy clean fresh felt like hands touching dirty dirty hands grabbing soulless spines cracking slapping is that mine or yours?   Black sheets or black skies or black hands grabbing groping is that me or you who asked Joe…

Ananse

I “Asem mpe nipa, nipa ne pe asem” When Meme says this At the end of her anasesem I can’t help but feel Like I am the same Ananse Everyone warns their grandchildren about   When I hear of his greed I think of my own Buried deep underneath The facade of indifference As if…

All the butterflies died

All the butterflies died when you said you couldn’t put all your eggs in one basket as if you even understood the fragility of those eggs or my heart   and you never even cared to ask if it was okay was it okay did you not see the tears from the ache? and how…