Saturday, November 5, 2016

You still breathe

When your heart is broken
You want to tell how much it hurts
And the only ears that matter
Are the ones that cannot hear.

if only to make space 
for some silence in your heart.
For in that silence you may catch
the faint sound of your breathing.

You're still breathing...

After all these years
After all those falls
After all the countless times you've wanted 
someone to hear you
someone dear, dear
and only got deaf ears
You're still breathing.

And though you stand like
A statue from the Rock Garden
Your broken shards are still held together.

Be forgotten,
if only to let go of the fear
of not mattering.
For all the chapters you've been erased from,
You still exist
You still breathe. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


I’m done anticipating
when I’ll come home
and find a note in your stead

I’m done keeping
the ears of a dog
Alert to catch sounds
of people moving out
Strangers moving in

You blow like breeze
And I settle, like snow
I think we both know
We were never meant to be

And yet we’re pretending
That I can flow
And you can stay
Because today’s not that day
We want to call out 
the elephant in the room

The wall clock is just where it was
Wardrobes neatly arranged
Why upset things?

But I’m done watching
the wall clock tick like a time bomb
And the wardrobe
that any moment now
can spill out skeletons 

If I broke this glass bottle
That’s sitting on this table between us
Broke this careful silence
And announced that it was time to leave
The ghost would be out
It won’t scare us as it does now
Hiding behind these curtains