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Light flooded through my window  Past the white wood panels holding nature’s glow out  I push the lever down to let more life in  And I hear the crisp sounds of birds playing outside  With a faint buzz of cars…

Finding Love

We live in a big world and are born so individually unique. Add on life experiences, wins and losses, and who we become becomes so specific. We grow up in a confined space, meeting people based on where our parents…

The Dark Side of Empathy

My family lost the civil war  After running from another war  I grew up learning arithmetic  And about human insanity  With unnecessary cruelty  And as I grew into a young adult  I painted canvases about pain  Mimicking Picasso’s Guernica Women…

A bad day

Today I believe I’m not good enough. I am doubting the decisions I’ve made and the visions I have had. When I looked into the future I see only failures, painful, humiliating, mediocre failures. And when I see myself in failure,…

Fruit Trees Remind Me

As soon as I could write  I remember writing poems  In little notebooks that were cute and shown  I would like the way they sound  And the way they rhymed  The way they looked  Short and concise.  And that I…

What do I want?

I want claim my own emotions and see everyone in the best possible light.  I want to set myself up for success and trust that I will not stay in a situation that hurts me.  I want to love _…