House on the Sand

House on the Sand

Good thing you built your house On solid rock Your idea of love Set into stone You sang it to me Pretty notes, pretty words But a rock is a rock A stone, a stone When did I see through it? The same old song and dance? I was never in the room with you. I left years...
No one sees the flowers

No one sees the flowers

If I was a tree And all my fruit was gone They would still take my branches And use them to feed their fire. If I had a thousand flowers All my pedals lost They would still pluck from me And call me “beautiful” Placing me into their mouths To feed some need inside...
Parenting the Teen

Parenting the Teen

I know he makes you crazy I know she’s infuriating Hug him anyway Tell her you love her Battles will wage Time will pass Gray hairs emerge And wrinkles surface In the midst of anger Frustration and worry Hug her anyway Tell him you love him Laying awake at night...
Hell is Now

Hell is Now

In her storyFear is gospelYour death, the summit Your wishesDreams, desiresNothing but pitfalls HappinessJust an idolSelf love, wrong Your heart, boundBody, shamedYour voice, silenced In her story-There is no you. Nothing.Nobody.Worthless. You know-You feel itPrison...
The Echoist (renamed 2020)

The Echoist (renamed 2020)

How long does it take Silent killerEvading detectionSpreadingCrippling Send in the infectious disease specialistPerform the full blood panel StillThey always come up empty How long does it takeTo hunt it outExtract the thing Stop it fromGerminating Years of...