When sadness surpasses joy, When pain prevails over pleasure, When regrets exceed fond memories, When destruction dominates construction, When name-calling eclipses friendly banter, When others show you contempt and disrespect, You are permitted to walk away.
When I first ever heard of blackout poetry years ago, the thought of purposely blacking out portions of book pages just to make poetry blew my mind. "Ruining" a book intentionally to create something new was just heresy in my bookworm brain, and I couldn't bring myself to do it. But now that digital blackout … Continue reading Blackout Poetry: First Attempt
You made the choice to make me, to bring me into existence. You decided it was alright for me to take up residence inside your body for nine months. Then you decided to raise me, to teach me right from wrong and to make good choices, even though you knew I was imperfect and capable … Continue reading Conditional Love
Keep it neat and keep it tidy, Make it bright and make it shiny. Erase the mess and sort the clutter, Polish it and revive the luster. Toss the trash and clear the debris, Resurrect its former beauty. What once was broken be made anew; Look after your heart, you owe it to you. via … Continue reading Organize the Pieces
I've never touched you in a menacing way physically; no intentional bruises or cuts to be found on the surface, but I beat you with my words and carve deep wounds with my thoughts almost daily. We meet face-to-face each morning and I pick you apart until your shoulders slump and your head hangs low. … Continue reading My Own Worst Enemy [TW]
There's a thousand miles and an insatiable appetite between us at all times; gods save the world should my unstoppable force ever collide with your immovable object.