To become numb And adrift in the grey Thinking whispers of fog Are suggestions of light To become cold And frozen in this place Unable to inhale For fear of waking pain To become me And grounded in wonder Not willing to subdue For the pursuit of “should” These are my choices

Is it swirling or is it gnawing, This black mass inside of me. Is it darkness or is it night, Waiting for the sun to peek over the horizon. Will it leave or is it a thorn, Forever inside and torturing me. Is it my creation or my creator’s doing, Will anything come to pass at all. Is it because of me or inflicted on me, What have I done or not done. Is it hope or is it fear,… Read more »

Day of Days Of dazed days and crazed days And Mmmm, what’d you say? And is decaf okay? Day of days of days Sunrise and sun rays And moonshine on Thursdays And in the storm is praise Day of days of days of days After day after day Living for Saturday And the freedom of One Day

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Pavement met fog met sky in a haze of January grey that made Lissa feel vibrant. Her coat was a deep, forest-y green, but it was positively neon compared to the gloom that had settled over the city. She shifted the grocery bag on her hip, paper, not plastic, and picked up her pace. Passing black coat after black coat, Lissa felt confident in her wardrobe choice, and in her life choices in general. She had just bought hummus. On… Read more »

Champagne spit in your eyes All the glitter gave way to the lies Stop trying They’ll never like you Stop caring They never did Kings to you, master of disguise Empty heart chasing empty guys Stop lying Do us all a favor Stop Pretending You ever loved me

Bound to the Wall By chains none can see But they burn my flesh And they capture me If I could talk, I’d scream If I would tell, I’d cry Nailed to the ground By stakes none can touch But they stab my soul And I’m in their clutch If I could move, I would If I would dare, I could Caged in this life In a cage none can break But I have the key If only time I… Read more »

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The last of the day Is burned into the sky And the searing red embers of today Scream in pain Do you see us? Do you see us? The cover of clouds Brings the soothing night balm And the creeping lead of tonight Sweeps them off Hush. Go to sleep. Hush. Go to sleep.

Full speed ahead On bouncing, shaking wheels And I think of you. Your face is everywhere, This is where you were. We climb and climb Everything is small now But the world is huge. And then everything is Obscured by clouds I can’t see anything Except the blinding nothing Is this where you were? We burst through, Into the glorious sky Tinged with roses and lavender And blue, twinkling blue Like your eyes, And is this where you are?  … Read more »

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If you sliced Through my heart, Would it have rings, Like trees? Or would it beat As it bled? Would it cry? Would it sing? Or would it just be you, Pouring out of every valve, Knowing you need back inside, But not knowing how?


Rose petal lips And storm cloud eyes She had the kind of beauty That could start wars And save lives If only her lips were fuller If only her eyes were bigger And she never sailed For fear she’d sink And she never flew For fear she’d fall