To My Daughters

i worried i would pass on crooked teeth and a slow metabolism. i never worried i'd pass on the difficulty of understanding feelings. i wished for them to be beautiful and smart. i forgot to wish for them to always feel the love around them. i hoped they'd be athletic like their father. not once … Continue reading To My Daughters

Happiness

I look past you, a beggar on the street, I divert my eyes, fill my ears with busy thoughts to ignore your pleas (as if I could escape you). Emptiness takes over like a shadow growing larger as the sun changes direction. --- I crave you more than I crave the quiet that comes with … Continue reading Happiness

Sweetness

Sweetness. A word he gifted to personify his view. Sweetness. Undertones stealing my entirety, my soul caged with his gift. Blind and deaf, he cared only to see the surface. Ignoring the numbness that whispered from my eyes and mouth. A trinket to admire, pet, put on display. Hunger behind his eyes, he could never … Continue reading Sweetness

The Sign

The sign lay in the grass proclaiming "Sidewalk Closed". I stood staring confusedly at the sign. You can't just proclaim something is closed if it doesn't exist. What gives you the right to enforce rules on something outside of your control? I walked past the sign each day for a week, unable to think about … Continue reading The Sign

Sidewalk Closed

Sidewalk closed. Yet no sidewalk exists. Don't panic. Build a sidewalk so the sign makes sense. Of course! I tear up the grass, pour the concrete. Perfect spot for a handprint and initials. Let it set. Place the sign back in its place. All so I can make sure to follow the rules. Why didn't … Continue reading Sidewalk Closed