Sabotage

All this time, I claimed to know what I want,Now, it’s here in front of me,In all its calm, patient glory and I don’t know what to do with it,I’m so scared it’s a trap,The other shoe will drop,There will be a catch and I will realize why I’ve had my guard up this whole…

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Lonely

Lonely I supposed I’ve always felt lonely,A ship without any waters,Untethered,Not attached to any particular place or person,But now I am realizing that my years of independence,Has lead me to crave connections I never forged,Floating through fickle relationships without anyone I can trust implicitly,Has left me lonely,In the middle of the night when my thoughts…

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Treasure

I know you will dismiss it when I tell you,But you are a treasure,Your patience and willingness to help never ceases to amaze me,Your smile and laughter lights up the room,Your gentle touch on the back of my arm reassures me,Your soft caress as we drive in the car,All things, I treasure and think of…

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Gentle

I am sat up in bed shedding tears you’ll never see,Because you happen to be 27 miles away from me,Crying tears, Because in a moment where I should have chosen vulnerability,I chose fear,I bottled it, because I don’t want you to worry,Mostly, because I don’t know why I feel this way, Not sure why streams…

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Favourite Part

I love laying on your chest,So expansive and steady,Wrapped in your enveloping arms,My thoughts still,I walk my finger down your chest to my favourite part of you,The curve of your back,My hand fits there perfectly,Tracing circles,I drift and all my thoughts melt away,I kiss your shoulder,Land my finger into your belly button,Surrounded,Your leg pins me…

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Deep Gut

For the first time, I got this feeling,A sudden realization that I love you,I felt the ground beneath me move,Realign,Like all of my lenses were in sharp focus,A punch in the gut,Gasping for air,The love that will hurt, You have so quickly been wrapped into my world,I can no longer see it without you,I can…

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Can I Miss You?

You read the texts that say that you should be comfortable being alone,Yet that doesn’t stop your feelings of loneliness, Can I miss you?To sniff the air that remains upon your leaving?Replaying our conversations, rolling and dissecting them in my mind.Am I allowed to miss your presence?Don’t fill your void with someone, they say,But, how…

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Oh Motherhood!

Oh Motherhood,Such a simple, three syllable word, Yet, it holds such weight,An anchor,Not only the weight of childbirth,But the communal weight of child rearing,The countless women and men who do a parent’s job,The aunts, uncles, grandparents, whether by blood or proximity,All of the grit,Without all of the physical link,The teachings they provide, The valuable lessons…

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Closet

I look forward to the day when you no longer hang your coat on the chair, To it hanging proudly and confirmed in the closet. Our closet. I look forward to the day, I no longer have to wonder when we’ll see each other,To being safe in the knowledge that your face will greet me…

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Words Fail

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