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We Danced All Night

6 Jun

We danced all night.

We drank all day.

We swam in the Mediterranean

naked.

We laughed at our lives.

My God, did we laugh.

And every moment

was a rooftop view.

In the sweat and the haze

and the salt and the sun;

I was free.

I was living.

I remember feeling alive, and

thinking to myself

“I should feel this way more often.”

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Dark Days Passed

1 May

Dark days passed,
slow.
I wasn’t
sure they would
when I was in them.
But winter
turned
to spring.
And just to walk
outside
some days,
was enough.

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He Was Like A Breath

30 Apr

He was like a breath

of fresh air

the way he was always moving,

dancing,

singing, not well – but that wasn’t

the point, he said

as he laughed

rainbows

into my heart.

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Time

24 Mar

“I’m defenseless,” she said as she watered her plants.

“Against what?” her husband asked as

he poured himself a cup of coffee.

“Time,” she said as she began to cry.

“Just time.”

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I Used To Dance

7 Mar

“I used to dance

alone in my room, or spontaneously

in front of others.”

“That sounds nice,” he said.

“But today I realized

I have not danced in a long time.”

“Why did you stop?” he asked.

“I don’t know. I guess I just forgot.”

“Forgot what?” he questioned.

“To feel.”

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After You Left

18 Feb

After you left

I slept in your old ratty t-shirt

for 41 days.

You know the one; grey with the small holes

in the left sleeve.

It saved me that first month.

Your scent made me feel like

you were still here.

41 days.

I believed you would come back.

Day 42.

I realized the only scent left on your shirt

was my own.

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The Things I Wanted to Say

18 Feb

“why don’t you talk to me anymore?” she asked

her words cutting me as I read them.

I wanted to say, “because it’s too hard. because it hurts too much.

because I hate having to say goodbye again, and again.”

I wanted to say these things.

Instead, I said “because,

you don’t talk to me anymore either.”

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