It’s Easy

It’s easy to admit defeat and to lay in darkness for hours, forgetting what the light of day looks like. It’s hard to stay awake a full day without napping and filling up time with productive things. It’s easy to say rude things and push people away. It’s hard to reach out, to get involved…

Utopia

I’m obsessed with freedom. I’m obsessed with feeling things and feeling as safe in them as if I were wrapped in newly-dried sheets. I wish to feel air against every bit of my skin and have my hair off my face. I want to always drink hot chocolate, tea, coffee, and root beer floats and…

Arms of the Ocean

Into the arms of the ocean I went. The brutal stormy wind calmed me. I feared storms, yet when I felt the presence of it, I felt calm. The waves rose high, a sailor’s fear and a surfer’s dream. How sweet and savory all the world could be. White caps battled brick and docks, but…

Apology

I’m sorry for loving you so incredibly hard that I fight.  I’m sorry for fighting so hard that I hurt. I’m sorry for hurting so badly that I want to punch. I’m sorry for punching holes through our walls. I’m sorry for trying to cover up those holes with kisses. I’m sorry for kissing so…

Stars

You are poison that kisses my day away and fills my night with stars. We are everything I ever wanted to be. Strong, brave, free; we are a country built on poverty and rich with culture. Trucks become limousines but I will always be free from the lights of cameras. Just keep making me stars,…

When You Fell in Love Again

When you fell in love again, did you fall in love right away? Did you look her in the eye and see something that inspired you? Or did you want to lose sight of my eyes so desperately that you stared into hers until you forced yourself to love her? When you fell in love again, did…

Seashells

I remember sitting on the shore, thinking that seashells can’t be sold next to something so immensely special as the sea. And there I was, watching as you loved her and forgot to love me. I remember working on a farm, pulling away at the grub and grime and finding a kind of relief after…

Forget-Me-Nots

I know there’s a void. I feel an ache and an eternal exhaustion, fighting through a day that I know will never be what I want it to be. There were two phases of my life before this one: the confused, innocent youth and the confident bliss of being with you. It’s been years. I’ve…

Advice for a Human

1. Shame is a shackle. Free yourself. 2. Don’t worry about your inabilities. You have the ability to love. That is enough. 3. Be nice to other people. At the universal level, they are you. 4. Technology won’t save humankind. Humans will. 5. Laugh. It suits you. 6. Be curious. Question everything. A present fact…