Check Please (I’m Tapping Out)

Are you happy now With the way I turned out You tricked me out, flipped me off And scorned me before the world Aren’t you delighted With the scars on my face, the crimson stains Skin dry with hunger for belonging Eyes wet with thirst for solace Tears homeless in a sanctuary of brothers I […]

Therapy Session One

Sitting in the middle of the room Come on in, close the door behind you We’re starting soon Take off your makeup Throw away yesterday’s eyelashes Let me see your bare lips Bitten, bloody, and bruised Take off your gloves The marks of chains aren’t mine to choose Stand up for me, and expose your […]

Why Didn’t I Drink?

The cup sits on the table Wood splinters obscures the drink It’s shallow Hardly enough to be satisfied But plenty enough to die I rock it back and forth Twirling it around, breathing in the aroma My bloodied skin burns, my eyes hurt From crying, from wanting Not to be part of this world anymore […]

Against The Backdrop Of My Wrong

I will love you forever Through the highs and lows Peaks and valleys Crestfallen wishes litter the ocean floor My self esteem troubled, but still I want more I don’t take the safe way, but the right way Sometimes that leads to criticism Isolation happens to be my resting place And to them it seems […]

Women Wear 30 Percent Of Their Closet

I am a dreamer And not always for the best Or the realest Sometimes it’s just an empty chest I read books, magazines, playbooks But I’m blind to your games But I’m searching, anxious to find Familiarity, I have a nose for sameness I don’t know a lot of girls But that’s mostly my fault […]

Takiwatanga

Takiwatanga Envelopes my being The circumference of my mind Is warped by the space between my hands In three steps I conquer Earth, Heaven, and Underworld Earth, for the things I can see I manipulate with ease The beauty captured in milliseconds Transforms into thousands of words Both beast and man have heard Heaven, for […]

Beauty, Breaking, and Choosing

Paint me a picture of what tomorrow has to offer children rejected at distant borders young wives lose budding husbands to filthy coffins paint me a picture with the blood of aborted fetus paint me a picture with the anger of disbelievers in the White House where Trump says any and everything paint me a […]

Am I Just Fucked?

I don’t have anxiety I become afraid when you’ve caught me in sin I can stare you in the eye I do it to your girls every night I can hold a conversation because the people I watch most don’t speak I don’t gain weight I lose my strength with every release I don’t pray […]