Spent incubating, maturing, hatching. I emerge. What was once skin and flesh has become Matted feathers, sticky with afterbirth, Feathers to light and delicate for flight. Feathers that keep me eager, hopeful, But always afraid. Scared and grounded, Fearing that one small leap will result in a Fall, rendering me forever flightless. But two years […]
Mirrors only leave you feeling lost. As though your soul has been ripped from your very existence and then revealed. Every flaw visible. Like the negative of a photograph, saturated.
A stand still Stopped on the tracks. Forces unknown hold them back A car full of people In their morning haze Savoring that last breath Before the work day. They stand at a pause. Not me. My mind keeps moving Not steady like a train but jagged uneven unsteady Too fast. Like a runaway […]
There’s a distinct smell to a home. You seemingly forget about it when you’ve been away for quite some time. But as you step through the front door and take one small breath, it all comes rushing back. The memories. Odds are you won’t even process it—but you know you’re home. There’s nowhere else you’d […]
The possibilities. Open your daydreams To the smell of rain. Open your desires To the crimson clay. Open your nightmares To the dry, thirsty earth. Open your eyes. I did. And I never wanted to close them. The suns and the stars; The seas and the space; The galaxies that stretched— Drifting on. I […]
My mind weaves a snare. Dark as the ink with which I write. It frightens me. And all the same, it thrills me. Where will it find its release? When will it boil over and scorch the nearest surface? Will it destroy me? Or will I let it consume me?