How I gave you everything, every possible thing you could want
How I gave you everything I had, everything I could possibly give you
How I pulled your weight and mine
How I dragged you when I had to
How I put everything I could... (more »)
Some fraying on the sleeves
and a few buttons missing--
the only signs of age that show.
Through all the years of hard use
from harsh New England winters
to cold wars across the world
the duty-worn field jacket still holds strong.... (more »)
Twelve years in the classroom hasn’t prepared us for this
We’re expected to know the answers
To get them right on the first try
All without raising our hands.
Those teachers, those parents
“Pick a... (more »)
It’s the way the autumn rain
flings a rhythm on the metal roof
of the taxi, an insistent knocking
against my skull like fingers
peeling meter off a poem
that makes the brown water
coursing down the city drains,
match the... (more »)
Tap, tap, tap..
The sound of heels smacking the cold, linoleum floor
echos through the empty halls.
a man in a suit frantically sprints,
slithering between cubicles and around walls,
like a mouse searching for cheese in a maze.
What is he... (more »)
You did it; You did this to me! You’re not allowing me to be free! You’re causing me to stay right here! Trapped in place; Frozen with fear! I am letting myself awake! I’m not going to make another mistake! Instead I’ll... (more »)
crisp melodies caressing eardrums,
mild echoes filling the empty spaces of minds,
& suddenly, you’re comfortably numb.
mellow tunes course through veins,
relieving the stress & burdens from your worries,
all while the... (more »)
Two children sat alone They were friends and both at home Studying for a test Trying to do their best The girl was frustrated, the boy was calm He tried to explain what she did wrong She didn’t understand, she wouldn’t listen “This... (more »)
7 A.M. I'm waking up to go to work, Put a smile on even though I'm still hurt. You abandoned me staring at your T-shirt, Staring at your T-shirt, oh. A few arguments and then you went berserk, Stomped away with clenched fists and a smirk.... (more »)
Some cat lovin english teachin, off not off of sorta women. Some meatloaf and mashed potatoes, pot roast and pilaf sort of woman. A smart, sweet, kind, sort of woman. An “eat all of your spinach” sort of grandmother.... (more »)
When you think Britain, You think tea And if you’d care I’d like to share, How this came to be So let’s venture to whence this began, In the 16th century. An officer of the East India Company Wrote of china so; “They boil... (more »)
I never understood the point in marriage
Why would you commit to one person like that
I didn’t get how one person meant so much
People tried to explain to me
Though it never added up
Then you came along
The moment you say hi,... (more »)
Colorful and glistening,
Reflecting over the river,
And the breeze,
Broken down house,
On the hill.
Beautiful.... (more »)
Memories going away in the waves, just as fast as they came. Blueberries growing freely, until they are picked by little hands. Calls of the loon on our dock, asking us to stay. Soft sand between my toes, the feeling of pure joy.... (more »)