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Going Crazy

I’m torn Torn between running and hiding And finding a way to fight back There is a constant stream Of violence Hatred Negativity Stupidity Arrogance Fear Greed Brutality Where has humanity gone? The safety and security Of our neighbors and children Has taken a back seat To corporate greed And some people’s need To play … Continue reading »

Broken

I was broken The world had chewed me up And spit me out Onto the concrete below Leaving me gasping for air I didn’t care If I lived or died I tried to keep going But knowing what a failure I’d been So many sins committed Made me sure I was unlovable Useless to all … Continue reading »

The Flame of Desire

When you’re single And looking for that one someone Or just in need of release There are moments When that need That hunger Becomes a kind of panic That rises through you Like a tide lapping at the shore Gradually moving farther And farther up the beach The waves increasing in strength incrementally So that … Continue reading »

Settled

I can’t imagine What it feels like to feel settled To know that where you are Is home I watch other people Watching their kids Our kids At sporting or school events And I can imagine them In that same place Twenty years from now Doing the same With their grandchildren Because their parents Are … Continue reading »

Almost Late

This morning was one of those mornings when shaking off the bonds of sleep was harder than usual. But more than that, the last vestiges of the dream I either had just had or was still having refused to leave and I kept trying to return to that place. When I finally gave up and … Continue reading »

Greatest Fears

Dealing with depression and anxiety Talking with a friend Thinking out loud To work my way through And the truth hits Staggeringly hard I list the projects And obligations Of time and attention and money Then I begin the process Of breaking it down Figuring out How to allocate my resources Allocate me One step … Continue reading »

Happy Birthday, Mom

I tried to not think about you today I know it’s your birthday And that kinda goes against the grain But I miss you so much Even when I’m trying not to If I push you away from my thoughts I can sometimes Almost Make it through a day Without crying I’ve had so many … Continue reading »

Reasons Why I’ve Given Up on Dating

I tried internet dating Once Or twice And I finally gave up I know the profile thingies Are like a resume of sorts And you want to put Your best foot forward But they really should be About some sort of honesty too Reading through them Was like reading the slush pile From hell With … Continue reading »

Last Day of Vacation

The heavy draperyBlocks all but one sliver of lightA rogue sunbeamWarm alreadyGlowing with the same peachy-pinkAs the ripe summer fruitThat errant raySoftly sculptingThe curve of your hipIn warm silhouetteAnd my handAs I trace over the sameYour face is in darknessBut I don’t need lightTo know the curve of your mouthAs it turns into a sleepy … Continue reading »

I Believe

I believe in love That’s such a little word So easy to say Yet it means so much I believe in the grand overarching ideal Of romantic love Of knights on white horses And all those cliches And the love between A mother and her child But more than that I believe that love Is … Continue reading »