Wednesday, February 25, 2015

"Peace is purchased in the currency of loss."

lay down your weapon
and weep for all the compromise
you've hated to make.

"i'll be better. i'll be kind."
but it never works out that way.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

She is a God

it takes more than mere mortals
to break my stride.
but she is a god

and this deity drops me
to my knees
like the wind tosses leaves
to the ground.

Thursday, January 22, 2015


destroy me, break me, tear me to bone.
i will let myself fall to ruin
long before i allow this enemy to take her.

"i love you," i scream.
her back is turned.

Thursday, November 27, 2014


i've spent the last twenty years
simultaneously resenting her and trying to save her.

i probably never will.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Up Before the Birds

sometimes we must wake up before the birds,
throw caution to the wind,
and hope our reckless young hearts
make the right hopeful decisions.