Smudged Mirrors

~ Part Two of Three ~ The gentle swishing of pages being turned and pens tapping on desks are background noise as I stare out the window to my left, the cars passing easily in the snow-plowed streets and pulling up to the red light on the block in front of my school. My attention…

The Branches on The Trees

~ Part One of Three ~ I roll over once, twice, three times now facing away from the wall with my pillow scrunched up in between my arm and head. I blow a puff of air to move the strands of my dark hair out of the way, opening my eyes just barely and staring…

Same Coin

Flip – heads Books, papers, charger cords All Litter the bed Where you’re content to sit alone With these thoughts in your head Finding a sense of balance   Flip – tails The circle is hectic Can’t contain all these people Sound bursting out The noise around you your equal Hearts beat in a collective…

T E M P L E

Maybe this is what you were destined for Looking down never being happy with what you see Ironic isn’t it and Unfortunate because It’s the only thing you can own entirely   Being asked to change by everyone it seems Girlfriends try to use reason Your own mother tries Pushing gently It’s for your own…

Intro To Sike-ology

Everything you do Unnecessary So pretentious We can all see right through When you lecture Just going On and On As if you’re Above all else   Even if someone Has a hand held high “Save your questions until the end” Students just doing what they can   You spend 2 hours Talking endlessly Like…

Note

I hope you can scrounge up enough quarters to do laundry So when you go to work tonight your jeans don’t smell like sweat I hope the bus driver looks past the fact that you have a 1 zone When you’re riding until the last stop That your walk home is safe and quiet That…

Weekend Dreams

I probably shouldn’t be up at 5 AM But I can’t sleep and well, um… All I can do is envision the future Sure you’re laying next to me now But what if years from now you are Somewhere else, somewhere new I could go there, right alongside you I stay up late thinking about…

Second Sunday

Scrolling through Facebook in May always seems like such a hassle Only one big holiday this month No nothing memorial about it At least not for me Timeline decorated bright pink and glittery Praise her, bless her Most beautiful wonderful woman in the world That’s all well and good for most And I’m not mad…