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Salty tears can’t heal
All the hurt in each heartbeat
Pain weighs on my chest.


6 ways to find great books to read

My friend Lizzie had asked me recently how I pick out the books I read. This was in response to me telling her about yet another wonderful piece of literature I’d just finished (I think it may have been after I finished Cat’s Cradle, maybe?). 550 more words


Smashing bricks against the Earth

by Harry Baxter

These bricks don’t fit right
outgrown by the very Earth
in which they were planted
seeds of maladjusted discontent
grasping at straws… 151 more words


Banned Books Week Reflection

I have to admit that I’ve kind of been debating whether or not I wanted to write this post and then actually release it into the world for all to read. 1,398 more words


Sweetheart Artist

Grease in your hair,

A smoke in your hand,

American flannel,

On drums for the band

Sing to me, darlin’,

My favorite song

Write for me, darlin’, 15 more words



These are hands. These are knees. These are only skin and bone. I have sour breath and nothing to eat. A handful of dried roses for dinner. 157 more words

Rabbit Hole

I found myself getting lost

Further and further down the rabbit hole

Taking one step in front of the other

Scared of where I was headed… 57 more words