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Out of the Box

​I don’t want anything from you

Except everything you have

And what’s left after that too

I will guard my heart

I’ll let you guard yours as well… 103 more words

Thoughtful Words

On Self Acceptance

Constant burning pain that will never go away is really hard to accept. So I have become really good at pretending. That everything is okay. That pain is not real. 680 more words


See I'm Smiling

This musical got the state right (Ohio!), got the age of the character right, and a majority of the emotions right. Especially the last part. 101 more words


Fade (A Tanka)

Candles still unlit

my drizzly heart cries 

obscured by darkness;

Should I stay or leave, hope crawls 

on wretched feet, dying slow


F : Forget him Not

There is a particular kind of suffering to be experienced when you love something greater than yourself. A tender sacrifice.

Like the pained silence felt in the lost song of a mermaid; or the bent and broken feet of a dancing ballerina. 11 more words


My Fathers Son.

I am my Fathers Son, tethered to his image in others eyes, to be judged  on how I compare to somebody I barely knew. I love my father, or that’s what I remember feeling, all those warm hearted memories lost somewhere in the obscurity of time. 214 more words



and—who will stop

you then?

who will block your eyes

from the first glint

of the sun?

who will tell you that

this first light, 23 more words