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Abnegation

"Lose yourself in the art of selflessness," they say. Lose yourself in the art of forgetting yourself by dedicating your heart to the meek, the poor, the hungry, the homeless, […]

hear

Her eyes are a festival of warm tears; her ears are a melody of cold fears,for the aria she once heard has turned black—black as a tire that has hit […]

the past complex

Creamy-walled rooms bare the marks of each year.Another year passes;another year is gone. An influx of new and old faces smacks me with tears;once the wound has healed, another mural […]

Mirage

I stand in a river of happiness. Everywhere I turn, I see my face against the mirrors of smoke, Lips contorted into a smile, when really, it is broke. I […]

the carnival

In the night, stars dance across the ceiling as a neon parade swarms the circle. Vibrant diversity rings in each color, in each promenade. A mass of euphoria, of ecstasy, […]

First Heartbreak

Thank you for being first heartbreak. Thank you for putting all at stake. Thank you for making my heart ache. Thank you for breaking my heart. You pushed until I […]

Watercolor

You're a kaleidoscope of color in my eyes. Much like a rainbow palette toned into the dull hues of a storm, You drain the world.You bleed through light until the […]

Pride

The world, much like the human race, is stitched together into a clock; at some point, the hour hand, the minute hand, and the tiny second hand will stop at […]

Demons

Demons dancing inside my mind. Skulls are prancebefore my eyes. All that I knowit blows inside. Every last foeswaits for my cry. Why, oh, just whydo you haunt me?Why, oh, […]

O Venus

O Venus, As the somber drums echo my heavy feet During the plight of wilted roses To which gray fog lingers against my skin, I pray to you, O Venus, […]

December

Come December, One year since you spoke, I won't rememberHow I first broke. Come December, When everything changed, I first rememberHow free my soul remained. Come December, Ready to move […]

Winter

Little snowflakes—The fuzzy embroidery of heaven on my windows; Yet, when I touch the watery solid with the warm flesh of my fingers, it's not heaven at all I'm seeing.It's […]

Gold

A heart of gold. Too young,A soul is soldFor sun. A heart of gold. No sun,You see as oldAs fun. A heart of gold,BeautyAs time is toldRudely. A heart of […]

glitch

Through the shadows of the hallways, She walks, surrounded by whispers:"Glitch," is the her name, they say,but her heat, her soul, never turns crisper. Wires strung under her skin like […]

Ghost

Tangled in the shadows of my dreams, trapping me in a web of wires, tapping into the pulse you require, there you are. No words that replace time—it was the […]

the ballerina

A melody pirouettes in the darkness of my brain; a haze of color, ignites me, fight me, until I am tamed.Toes pointed.Body fluent in untold grace. Stomach tucked in. Legs […]

Dear Soulmate

Dear soulmate, The crimson rays of the sun tantalize the sand of mourning, and yet, as the sun brushes down on the squelching moans, I see everything, and nothing, so […]