Sunday, January 04, 2015

go for it

discuss not 
your plans
to those 
who don't understand. 

think not 
about what people
will say 

they're always saying. 

conserve your energy
for treading the path 
you wish to take

look not 
at any others. 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

rooted

I think
if I put my roots 
in you 

I would make
a fine tree.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

don't trade your
peace of mind 
for 

don't trade
your peace of mind.

Monday, July 21, 2014

sleep 
you soothe me
you help me 
you immerse me
in thoughtlessness
and your sweet gentle care 
 
i crave 
your company

you're a friend.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

open space
can you
wrap yourself
around me?

so i don't feel
caged anymore

Friday, February 07, 2014

toussaint

the pianist
does his thing
and we are prisoners
behind his bars

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

real

​those words
you said to me
still ring in my ears
every time i feel low

time and time again
they put things in perspective
and bring balance
back into my world

you were ruthless
and it was a relief
that you offered no
sugar-coated sympathy

but you simply, plainly
put things in place
you helped me
pick myself up

and i will never
forget it.
dei thoo, you said​
is this the end of the world?​

Thursday, September 26, 2013

why worry now

my feet soak
in a bucket of
white foam 

water
warms to my feet
warms my aching soles

dire straits
blasts through
the speakers

an assortment of novels
lie around me
on the bed 

i holler above
knopfler's low voice
lyrics i have known
since school 


and i see 
you're going to say 
something
but no, stop

you can't touch
this moment
save it for later


because right now
lady writer's
on the tv

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