Child

Grow up. You say you’re lost, Caught in the messiness of broken marriages. You’re just a child. You are not lost. Stop playing the victim. Respect me because I say so. Don’t expect me to earn it. You don’t get a voice. No platform for your opinions. Stop feeling. Stop needing. Be seen not heard. … Continue reading Child

The Joke

Good morning, I say. Ask how you are? You share a sorrowful story. My heart aches. You laugh. ... I wish you the sincerest of good nights. You shrug, say you’ll try. Sadness lingers on your words. I, reaching to comfort. You laugh. ... My pain, silly thoughts, frightened words hiding from sound’s crescendo, my … Continue reading The Joke

Active Rest

Ignore it Put your hands over your ears Close your eyes Retract into a turtle’s shell Hiding From conflict From love From pain From anything real What a waste of life Breathe and take a risk A turtle only wins the race if he comes out of his shell Choose a path and move forward, … Continue reading Active Rest

Walls

A stone wall reflection masks any shred of truth while loving souls’ arms grow weary, clinging to the chance of an honest word. Eventually grips weaken, hands falling away one by one. Now empty, the room where others stood leaving only you surrounded by the great cold walls you built. Your words, once inspired, now … Continue reading Walls

Fade

Shards of glass fall uneven to where the picture dropped Protection of the memory unintentionally lost The memory sits and fade is the air we breathe Not replenished not replaced due to the cost ... A still image unvisited again Due to the pain it incites in the heart Eventually swept away by something unknowledgeable … Continue reading Fade

Mercy

Confused gentle eyes yearn for an explanation. Motherly arms wrap around him cradling him into place, as lying whispers reassure him it will be okay. ... The solemn executioner takes his trusting arm, injecting the poison into his pulsing vein. ... Wanting to believe it’s a serum of renewal, she is shocked awake by his … Continue reading Mercy

wasted anger

arms void of hands pulsing with the fierce need to fight powerless he chooses to go straight back into the mouth of the beast teeth illuminated he sees his end closes his eyes and waits for it to take its final bite

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

Destroying My Own Worst Enemy with Gratitude

This morning I needed to peruse positivity quotes on Pinterest to re-center myself. Sometimes I need reminders that I am trying to be a better person and let go of bad habits. Something as simple as "expect nothing, appreciate everything" or "no matter how long you have traveled in the wrong direction, you always have … Continue reading Destroying My Own Worst Enemy with Gratitude

Eternal Lasagna

I made lasagna today. I used a couple different kinds of sauces (thanks Mom for the homemade sauce), three different types of meat, and so...much...cheese. Shredded mozzarella, fresh mozzarella, thin-sliced provolone, ricotta, cottage cheese, parmesan...a beautiful marriage of cheeses. The best part of the whole thing...I didn't have to think. I put on just the … Continue reading Eternal Lasagna