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I tried, for years, to shake you off. Woke up daily with the taste of your name in my mouth. Sang songs for you in my head, off-key. I made this an entire city full of places where I avoid you. Promised my heart I would keep it suspended in mid-air forever. Told my body it would feel again.

I fought your little sparks with brush fires, and perhaps it wasn’t fair. Maybe I should have figured out how badly I, myself, had been burned before I made ashes of you and your belongings.

Forgive me.

I thought that when things died we were allowed cremate them. Even if they died by flame, we could burn them again.

So I lit you up, once more.

feels like i don’t need anyone
when the sun’s shining.
pleasantly blinded.
get lost in ruby hues.
in warmth.
get wet and float
on a cloud for a while.
i could forget all
my trials
and lay here
for a while.

feels.

we were:
too many nights out
sticky palms cupped together
long, aimless walks
dessert first
little and big spoon
drunk on kissing
short of breath
shared everything
hopeful

we are:
strong as we think
regretful silence
nervous laughter
tear-filled baths
more good than bad
hopeful

saucy

lightworks

Monday night. Monday night. Monday night.

Monday night.

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bottom: peanut butter cinnamon banana bread.

top: curry batter-fried tilapia + basil/garlic sautéed green beans + whole grain rotini in parmesan/black pepper cream sauce.

bottom: peanut butter cinnamon banana bread.