8.29.2011

drowning

singing at the top of her lungs
in hopes of drowning out
the sorrow that threatens to steal
the glory of life that she knows
swirled around her in deeper shades of blue
than the depths of even the darkest night

8.28.2011

fingers

dancing up frets, down chord and strings
making melodies
swirling across the canvas, deep in paint
painting pictures
deftly scribing, smudged with graphite
recording rhymes 



8.27.2011

grief

piercing so deep
through layers of flesh i never knew i had
discloses depths of pain
i wish i had never known

8.26.2011

simpler

a persistent tug on his sleeve brought him
lower, to a perspective he hadn't consider
in quite sometime, and he was reminded
of just how much simpler life
used to be

8.22.2011

ben


you held us
in strong arms,  rapturous laughter, and bright ambitions
you fılled us
with tender reflections, witty prosody, and honest assessments
you left us
too soon, confused, and desperately wanting you back

8.21.2011

lost

his eyes, meet mine and suddenly I'm lost again
behind dark lashes in a sea of blue
and the amazing wonder, that he feels this way too

8.20.2011

straining

straining at the weight on my shoulders
names that are not my own
dreams that have yet to be shown
pressing forward for the sake of another
children, students, the hope of tomorrow

8.19.2011

students

untouched erasers, chalk dust
and the scrape of chairs across the floor
new book bindings, trailing laces
and fresh faced smiles at my door


8.03.2011

entwined

an inquisitive tug on the silk thread
caused the entire web to tremble
and some to scramble for shelter
revealing what she had suspected for some time now
that we are all much more entwined
than we're willing to admit