New Mouth (sestina)

I found myself falling in love with the way words fell out of your mouth. The way you slipped your feet into boots, focusing on the floor...

New Punch

Hair too short to pull far Bangs too long to brush out of eyes Makes for heavy communication Under the weight of a burning mind Halo...

At Last High Five

Show me once more how it feels to fly Show me you fail at pretending to try You watch my fickle face as your lies come alive I watch my...

Sweater Forever

Wearing white dress, dressed in Sunday’s best, trying hard to trick the one you once tried to impress. Back to friends now and forever,...

In the Throes

Wilting, bruised like a broken heart, weak pink petals fall into a pit of what could have been. What– with more water, care, care, and...

2021 Inauguration Poem

In my poetry writing class today, after analyzing Amanda Gorman's beautiful poem from a couple days ago, our teacher assigned us to write...

disordered

mind racing all the time clock it winds i’m losing kind towards myself i tear apart my beating heart i’m losing fine surely slipping...

Irreplaceable

Teardrops they slide Where feelings hide In heart, soul, mind Are you afraid to find? Gone with last night Your smile-painted face Gone...

A Pot for One Made by Two

There is alarm in her eyes As pink and red fly Away post being Brought to their demise Add berries to the pot Make it all turn blue Add...

A Marriage Story?

I don’t remember happy I remember compliance And sharing out of necessity I don’t remember happy A blossom in full bloom The majority...

Rise with Black Lives

I’m trying to rise Head on pillow Pillow of problems Pillow and head working to solve them I’m trying to rise Sun in sky says while he...