Mountains

*A very rough-draft of a poem* Mountains: The mountains felt like walls when I arrived in Utah ten years ago. Closing me into the small valley the stony faces confined me to a foreign land. The gray fortresses, so different from the green fields I knew, were my isolated tower. Here, hidden in the valley … Continue reading Mountains

Silent Movie Morning

I walked outside and everything was grey scale. Devoid of color, devoid of time the world was neither dark nor bright, but somewhere in-between. Silver sky reflected in white snow- contrasted by the charcoal shadows and black-tar roads. There was no color. There was no sound. No children laughing, talking, shouting- They are all at … Continue reading Silent Movie Morning

Brown Christmas

It never snowed on Christmas in Houston. Growing up, the December was always nippy- the browning grass was crisp with frost. Our breath rose in puffs before our faces- but snow never fell on Christmas day.   I didn't mind that Christmas's weren't snowy. We had everything we really needed. Stocking hung in front of … Continue reading Brown Christmas

Writer’s Mania

I am convinced that all writers are unstable. The manic energy that possesses us- that thing we call "inspiration"- the frantic need to create- the voices that fill our minds with the words that flow from our mouths, our hands- those muses, those demons, those divine gods or angels- it is a possession. It's a … Continue reading Writer’s Mania

I Cried Tonight

  I cried tonight The first time since we broke us The first tears since the last time That we failed to break the curse that keeps us apart.   I cried tonight. The first time since I gave up. The first ache since I allowed numbness To replace sharp despair over how close we … Continue reading I Cried Tonight

One Last, One Last Time

*Rough Draft*   One last, one last time. You asked me for one last, one last time. Against my better judgement I gave it to you.   One last, one last time. I fell for you one last, one last time. I knew it would end- But I loved you.   One last, one last … Continue reading One Last, One Last Time

History of an Ex

Writing Challenge: February 11, 2018 Prompt: Write something inspired by a song that reminds you of your most recent ex. Song: History by Olivia Holt   You were perfect in so many ways. Handsome, smart, and stable. We have common interests- similar tastes. We laugh and talk for hours- But I couldn’t love you.   … Continue reading History of an Ex

Seven Deadly Sins: Lust

Writing Challenge: Jan 22, 2018 Prompt: Write a poem each of the seven deadly sins. You cannot use their names. *Seven Deadly Sins Part 3 of 7*   I need to feel skin- Contact- And connection. Feeding the hunger- With the Taste- Touches- Sight- Sound- And smell of someone else. Filling the emptiness- And satisfying … Continue reading Seven Deadly Sins: Lust

Grandpa’s Stories

My favorite Holiday is fast approaching- THANKSGIVING! In honor of this family-gathering Holiday I thought a little family-centered poem would be in order.   A family tradition Of our own making- Grandpa’s stories told at each gathering   Tales of misadventure: Of a child, Marine, father, and grandpa, Delight and entertain the growing clan.   … Continue reading Grandpa’s Stories

Devils- Found Poem

*This is a found poem written for a school project. Every word and line is taken from Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness*   That heart of darkness, Is it not frightful? The shackled form of a conquered monster; Truth stripped of its cloak of time, The truth of the “civilized man”. Angel or a fiend? A … Continue reading Devils- Found Poem