Dear Anxiety.

Sometimes, you sweep me off my feet. I mean, literally. I wish I knew how to stand on my own without trembling like a leaf betwixt your grip. As you tighten your hug I wonder why I let you build a cocoon inside of me. My eyes dart from across cozy corners at a cafe…

Old Men Walk Funny

Old men walk funny with shadows and time eating at their heels. Pediatric walkers, prostate exams, bend over, then most die. They grow poor, leave their grocery list at home, And forget their social security checks bank account numbers, Dwell on whether they wear dentures, uppers or lowers; Did they put their underwear on? They…

Get Up, Hang On, Then Run.

It is not a shame To lose your footing, To fall and break, To let the darkness in To cry out for help, Because we live on a tightrope. Hope might not be a comrade, Since none hear your cry, Yet you know, That there’s a light somewhere, Waiting patiently for you to come. So…

Innocence Lost

A father is born once more with his child And lives once more in the Eden: its eyes. I did not want that twinkle leave my child’s eyes, If not ever, then at least as long as she remained a child. When does it end nowadays, childhood? Once it used to be eleven, no, ten….

Trust your instincts.

This society will always comment about you and your works, Sometimes your dear ones too will deny your talent, They may warrant that you are not eligible for it, These are just the opinions of others and it has nothing to do with you, Let them pour out their words and you give them a…

Origami Love

How does love survive? Amongst all the deception The shiny facades, Amidst the broken promises the banal lies that you weave and put a crown on my heart, for everyone to see. Your burlesque love barely surviving in the brittle cage of my ribs the loneliness knotted, in my backbone breaks and cracks at the…

In A nightclub

In A nightclub Done up like a church; Stained Glass windows, Frankincense and myrrh, White candles melt Chilling even in July, Haunted haunting Homey, Welcoming, Bar behind an alter, Red wine, white wine Shining in gold chalices, Patrons kneeling, The wine sipping, Oblivion, Welcoming, Spilling,Oaken pews hard as crime, Bells ring, Hands clapping, Keeping time.

Trembling towards the Sun

How much distance and difference is there Between a mountain and a molehill? And how far are you determined to climb To insure your problems amount to blessings in the end? How tenacious is your will to peace? How deep is your reservoir of faith? When you weep with me Do so not out of…

Isolated by the sea.

My arrogant silence looms over me, His voice like a truth, Like a bumble bee. My ears have the sight, Each ear has the right To see! It is such a messy heaven, Like taking a breath and given The reality of to be. I am totally confused about that, Mixing good things and bad,…

Love Only Kills a Poor Boy

The boy shivered when I kissed him, He said love does not kill Death does And death comes in many ways. That night was his last on god-swollen foot, He was burnt By his own father. My mother never hated me Until that night When she heard my little secret, That I am in love…

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