I Don’t Know Why I’m Sad

(NOT A POEM) If has not been made obvious yet, either through the content and themes of my poetry or the few and scattered journal-like posts, I have depression. I’ve dealt with serious depression since I was roughly fourteen years old. I remember vividly being younger than that – perhaps around ten – and writing […]

Edge of the Overpass

Floating in the overpass I see your city through the fog And I wonder if you see me through pictures colored rose or in some dark, corporeal dream Just like you do. Am I in your thoughts or even in the shadows at your bedroom at night? I wonder if anyone has over fallen off […]

Winter, the Lover

(Open to Close) It’s been cold for days But that’s fine by me I’d be numb anyways I yearn for the violent wind the punishing slaps to my face the feeling of a thousand needles I never get sick of the taste I don’t want to walk I don’t want to find a flame Because […]

In the Dim Red Light of a New Mexico Dive Bar

See through the smoke and spot those hazy Autumn eyes Every fallen leaf is another year gone by Trying to turn back time and forget about the lies But the world refuses to forget The seasons change But the world, it won’t forget. Neither do I. See you through the mirror Looking just like the […]

The Sun at 8 PM

Reaching, outpouring Wanting to forget about never knowing Falling or sleeping Or dreaming of being awake I can’t find someone to give back All this regret I continue to take Wake me up Before I go under I want to remember the way You looked up at me in wonder There’s silence in the trees […]

Glaring Omission

(red curtain) don’t forget we all fall and there’s nothing left at the final call to leave behind or store away because we can apologize some other day i won’t please you you can’t speak to me we don’t understand the language of being softer words than the touch of your tongue and my mouth […]

Under the Skin

(no more) Under my skin You fell so deep Lips like honey Against my skin your kisses seep Dripping like rain On tear soaked diary pages Leave it all to me Running off as the storm rages Left to find solace in empty memories Recalling what you’ve remember a thousand times before It’s time you […]

Reception in the Middle of Nowhere

(watchtower) Is she always there Standing over me Watching as the seasons change Over some sleepy, wondering sea Across her face and beneath her eyes Is always the same wistful gaze Reflections floating like young waves Crashing just to show their size The air gets dry As the music grows dreamy Synth sounds and electric […]

Tomorrow to Come

(summer soliloquy) Who could tell Who could wonder why When summer passes through me Like tears on hazy honey eyes When it floats away, like those dreams on the big open sea And life is simply another Lonely menagerie Things will never be the same As they were before Quiet songs on the record player […]

What’s Left of What Was Said

I sit beside the crowds of people I see everyday Yet cannot bring myself to recognize I don’t understand a single word they say But Lord, how I try Perching in the rafters above the rumble of empty words Faces that don’t mean a thing to me I look over the scape and I don’t […]