Intertwined – A Poem for C. Drake

Keep your mouth shut — because no one can know The secrets we keep and never really show If he finds out, I’m a dead woman for sure But I’m only doing me — to keep myself pure Your spirit like mist after a rain Refreshing to touch, driving me insane Seven years later and …

Opiates and Butterscotch

An old woman got on the bus She smelled of opiates, Opiates and butterscotch. It was then I learned the scent of Death. It was then Death and I became acquainted. It was there that the woman dropped, And Death stopped kindly for her When no one else would. When no one else would He …

The War! (An excerpt)

*Readers Note – This Piece Contains Graphic Language* I know this feeling all too well — I hate it when it comes around. It, most certainly, has become a good friend of mine. You had your pleasure with this body. Tell me these lips didn’t send vibrations through your soul? These hips, did they not …

Happiness is Always Worth Fighting For

We all strive to be happy throughout our lives. No matter what you define as happiness it’s something you make time for. For some, happiness is spending time with loved ones during the holidays, for others it’s time spent enjoying a hobby. Laughing until it hurts is one of the happiest times for me. Nothing …

Truth

Truth is a scary thing.  It comes in so many forms, and voices.  It shows up at the most inopportune time and often uninvited.  It can leave a taste in your mouth and a memory in your mind that can last a lifetime.  We all say that we value the truth, but if the truth …

I Used to Feel Home

I look at her and she looks just like me. However, she is different from the “Self” I used to be. She has my eyes but the reflection is showing me a whole another world— her gaze is like an aftermath of a disaster. We share the same skin but with different shapes and spaces; hers …

Things That are True P5 – Sorrow

Sorrow is not meant to be wasted. During the last three years, every good thing that made up my life has slowly and mercilessly been stripped from me: my love and best friend, family, job, travel, money, independence, stability. Everything that makes one feel human- gone. It is so real my mom actually said to …

Beyond Forgiveness

This life can be hard. An arduous, repetitive, lonely, nauseous existence. This soul. This spirit. Tested. Time and time again Prayer. bible. community Prayer. bible. community Prayer. bible. community I try I fail I try again. This spirit deserves to be protected. How many men have I given life to? Broken my spine to please? …

Demons and Regrets

Demons and Regrets Haunt me like nicotine-filled cigarettes. If you ask me, I’m ready. If you test me, I’ll fall. To truly prepare for my partner – I’ll need to put in some serious work. One day, I’ll be at the top of my game. No longer looking backwards, to the left or insane. Been …

Things that are True pt. 4 – Love is a Choice.

Love doesn’t start as a choice, but it becomes one. The all-too-lovely feeling of being completely head over heels for someone is so drunk-ing-ly magical; and also entirely allusive. The most life-changing part of love is not in the fall, but the commitment – it’s when it becomes a choice. Loving someone is easy when …