Monday, November 28, 2016

a friend

whether we leave
or we stay
if we're here or away
when joy brings you madness
and sorrow brings you sanity
when the day's moments are no longer shared
and the night's pain no longer felt
and we've forgotten one another
remember this
i've carved in me a place
for your life
a home
for my friend


Friday, November 25, 2016

too much

you're too much 
too much for us to understand 
too much for us to imagine
too angry
too soft
too fragile
brittle and sensitive
you're too much for us to carry
what went wrong
and who made you feel so worthless 
you stretched out your hair and your heart
for the world, for sacrifice
and the men 
they split open your legs
searching for their lost mothers
and you only gave them all of your love
you're too much broken
too much wonder and thrill
too much paradox
too much woman

Sunday, November 6, 2016

storm

there is a thunderstorm in my heart
she carries both anger and peace
and i am afraid
to let it rain
for her rage will destroy all that is left of us
but also afraid of withholding
because rain brings nourishment
and rain brings mercy
and that is how love grows
how can you tame a storm
when you don't know when she will strike