Poetry

Poetry By On April 6, 2020

Bite

You say things to me  that hold a bite. But I think you need them  spoken aloud to remind yourself to not cross a line with me.   -Jan 2020

Poetry By On April 3, 2020

Being with you

I like the stubble on your jaw  and your broken one-too-many-times nose. I like how good you are at telling stories. I like how your arms feel wrapped around me and when you pull me into your chest. I like that you’re ticklish. I like having you on my mind I like that I get to call you mine.  …

Poetry By On March 30, 2020

 I’LL ALWAYS TRY TO REACH YOU  

I don’t know where you go  when you’re away from me. One minute you’re here  and the next  there’s a mile wide wall between us  built with pebbles and stones  of misplaced anger and insecurity. I test the wall’s strength with jokes and try to chip away at the concrete with sweet words and a reassuring hand.

Poetry By On March 27, 2020

WE ARE DIFFERENT BUT ARE WE EQUAL? 

You have shaped me. I am brash to combat your meekness. Your strength is so quiet  I sometimes discredit its perseverance. Mine is hot and loud. But there are times the flames  can dwindle so low I’m not even sure they’re even there. Even so, I’ve made sure your silence  will never be in my library of responses.

Poetry By On March 23, 2020

UNLEASHED TONGUE 

I have no qualms about speaking up when your politeness squeezes your throat. I will make your voice heard to those dressing you up with their own ideals. I may approach a subject as delicate as a bull charging red but I am on your side even if I do not share your finesse.

Poetry By On March 20, 2020

SHORTCOMINGS

You’ll need to have enough patience  for two because I’m always losing mine.  Sometimes I’ll pull out my hair from all the stress. I can’t always keep my cool  so I’ll clam up in frustration  fearful that I could shout something I’d regret.   I think being late is a sign of disrespect  and I don’t like to change my…

Poetry By On March 16, 2020

LITTLE GIRL LOOKING UP TO YOU

She taped a note to my lunchbox,  “I love you, Be a Good Little Girl”.  Day after day, year after year, always the same. But he isn’t listening again. She shakes her head but does not move her lips. Listen closely, this is when she is saying the most. It is when she keeps quiet  instead of telling him what…

Poetry By On March 13, 2020

Are you going to stay this time?

I tried to avoid this Barricading the door. But I let you in through the window anyway. You left just as silently as you came. Two years later you’re knocking again But I can’t get hurt this time.  

Poetry By On March 9, 2020

First Touch

Wrap your arms around me and I’ll do the same with my thighs. First touch and your blood rushes in. One look from you  and my heart’s ready to break  free from its cage. You shiver when I kiss you there but our love will burn up these sheets.   -Nov 2019

Poetry By On March 6, 2020

All for You

How many times must I play the fool for you to finally see that I’m only Longing for you? I’ll keep putting myself through this pain  If you make it worth it in the end.   -Nov 2019