I Hope This Finds You

“Love yourself.” The walls whisper. I toss one way, see it written on the moon, turn the other and find it staring back at me from within the darkness of my room. “Love yourself.” They tell me, putting flowers in my hair to make me feel delicate and pretty but I vehemently shake them all… Continue reading I Hope This Finds You

In the Dark

2AM, as I lie awake in bed wondering if you’re thinking of me. My thoughts turn inward, wondering why I push people away and why I often times feel so incapable of connecting. I’ve been here before. Many times. This… what would one call it? Feeling? State of being? This mindset? There’s always been this… Continue reading In the Dark

Free

I am free. I am, finally, free. I am walking through the canopies of wooded trees and yellow sunnies – the bees making their way to the nectar. Honey. So sweet. Like me. Honey. So free of bitters and negativity. Free of no. Free of you. Free to be… I am free. I open the… Continue reading Free

Skeletons Are Scary Up Close

I’m taking off these chains I’m stripping in your grace I’m laying down this mask Do you see my face? Will you love me still When you’re deep in my mess? Or will you walk away Like the rest I’m already deep in your web Deep in your distress Tear me to shreds Show me… Continue reading Skeletons Are Scary Up Close

Won’t You Love Me?

Please… mommy…Won’t you love me? I screamed. I begged. I cried. I brought home straight As. And I said NO to drugs. And I averted my eyes from guys. But the word, the truth of my mother’s sting pressed into my skin, hot iron on my soul. She said it everytime I stood up for… Continue reading Won’t You Love Me?