from steady hands grew steady love making room for us my roots lengthened inching their way across new landscape it can be scary to take up so much space but you are here and your heartbeat a rhythm irreplaceable and when thoughts of turning inward take hold instead you encourage me to bloom […]
I picked up smoking just to have a secret. I had shared everything else with anyone who would listen and especially anyone who would ask. When you were at work I would stand under our tree treating my lungs to mentholated chemicals then flick the butts over our tall fence into the neighbors tall grass. It’s […]
we had opened the store before just you and me and the cameras I felt they were always watching I felt everyone was always watching at first I was frightened by the things I felt when we were close but we found a blind spot where I leaned in and you kissed my forehead […]
I peel away scabs soon as they form Watching the blood bead and fall Pouring over the letters I still can’t make them out Of course this is about me Of course I don’t run his show And fuck you for saying so Aren’t you tired of lashing out Stings and burns Blisters and scars […]
I have dark circles under my eyes dishes in the sink crayons in the carpet beers in the fridge I have feelings that won’t quit that I can’t drown that creep up I want to be held to be safe to be secure to believe to know that after all the guests are gone you’ll […]
books on a shelf Opening the pages you tell me your stories asking for mine You want to know me how it is I got to this place I want to know you to know it all Our lives on display My life on display: I am fearless fearless to move so close to share […]
Loving the way each time we tangle we fit as puzzle pieces Unsuspected well of strength joy finding before looking you found me and I smile knowing a stable truth a steady good.