[spoken word/poetry] This council meeting is called to order. Raise your hand if you’ve recently felt overburdened by the weight of the world simply from doing a small, mindless act like taking out the trash. Those large bins were made to overflow from consumption, sitting in the junkyard of materialism. Celebrate your spending, your materialContinue reading “Clean sidewalks”
The brisk spring air enveloped your body, The night sky left soft kisses on your face, You passed us by into the night, A beautiful mind to erase. Deep along the constellations, Your fallen tears sparkle like glitter from afar, Still air moves us, Waves crash, damaging our hearts, Rest, just rest, As your shipContinue reading “Elements.”
An imprint, A first impression, A desire to get things right A post A notice A glance across a room A glass Spectacles Clear skies, Set sail A heavy heart That evaporates with the rain Dark clouds A pond … A tiny glimmer of hope, Unfaltering. Always there, always there.
Write a letter to me on the pavement so I can spend my days in a daze desperately trying to wash it off Craft a letter on the sidewalk I’ve lost my appetite I cant sleep tell me how it feels to have a dream Hold my hands six feet down keep me warm I’mContinue reading “Chalk”
“Chicago is Years Away” Song written for The Liberal Arts band 5.26.13 Tears fall down my face Invisible My heart burns with desire For the one that got away Kiss me. Take me in your arms Make me feel safe Shelter me from the storm Rain falls down on me Cleanses me from head toContinue reading “Chicago is Years Away”
2010. Place your hands tightly around my neck, Dig my grave. Smother me with your words, Your hate Tell me my degree means nothing It’s too late. We are the ghosts of our generation We open our mouths to speak But we are smothered, Blithely unaware Uncovered. Cover us and leave us alone We spoke,Continue reading “2010”
She closed her eyes And lived; She could be free. A silent refusal to answer to others demands … There was a halo above her head, Like birds in flight. She slept. One day she would open her eyes and Live, live, live. But for now, she was free, In flight Among her thoughts.
My Own Sunshine, 2008. When it first began, There wasn’t a single cloud in the sky The sun arose every day with a light unlike any other And filled the sky, and the world With laughter, joy, and love There was a flower A single flower That counted on the suns rays more than anythingContinue reading “My Own Sunshine, 2008”
Fugue, February 2009 Love is a symphony, Cascading conflicting notes in wanderer’s ears. Combining moments of past and present Silent enough for all to hear. Love and hate is its recurring theme An endless neurotic confusion Emotions fusion, A simple fugue. Doing damage control on the heart, Impatiently waiting for the piano interlude. Love isContinue reading “Fugue”