Foundation only

She is so used to hiding herself to avoid envy’s eye, she forgets people that loves her as she comes does exist. Her friend could see her fear in uncertainty and brought her to her own land and set up…

Villanelle

She will not leave me aloneI tell her to go, “go.” as fear helps me with my coatShe whispers my future from the unknownLeaves from another time aged til oldThe heat is liquid gold melting down my throatShe will not…

Carmel

Carmel
I was born under a fire’s star next to a soft moon  A bit inland from where the ocean blooms And on an adventure with my tiny band  I found all that was right with me in my land  And…

A day dream

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  to hear the crisp sounds of birds playing outside  There is 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 _…