Posts under Poetry

Tidal Waves and Hurricanes

Written on April 3rd, 2017

I do not feel things in trickles or raindrops or teaspoons I feel them in tidal waves and hurricanes Raging floods of my humanity that sweep aside rational thought, crests of emotion deep enough to drown I do not simmer, I burn Foam boiling over my rims until it extinguishes the very flame it just […]

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Written on April 2nd, 2017

Home is sitting on the living room floor surrounded by parents and pets and pizza Leaning onto cushions worn in like the memories of sick days and family campouts captured in pictures on the walls Wrapped in frames but never contained because love has a way of crossing borders And home is memorizing the sound […]

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Natural State

Written on January 23rd, 2017

I wonder if loneliness is my natural state Can years of believing you are an outsider cause you to become one? Self-fulfilling prophecy, my roommate calls it Maybe I don’t feel fulfilled unless I’m leaking sadness Maybe I am not me unless my emotions are twenty feet tall Is it possible that I exist in […]

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Better Again

Written on January 16th, 2017

I have learned to love deeply To crave the rawest parts of those around me I extend love in the face of myriad mistakes and never give up on those I care for But I have also learned to be bitter Sometimes I fear the darkness within, My leaps to the most terrible conclusions My […]

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I’m Sorry

Written on December 29th, 2016

I’m sorry But I am tired of apologizing for my softness My sensitivity has been the flame in too many burned relationships, I know But I swear I can use it better now I’m sorry For all of the times I’ve snapped I never did quite figure out how to handle the pain Far too […]

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