Distracted.

Leaves grow on the tips of trees, slowly but surely summer begins.   We watch the rebirth, not paying attention, then June comes with surprised expressions.   It’s summer already but we missed spring, our minds disconnected- it’s never ending.   We forgot what blossoms from soaked dirt; forgot the showers, puddles, smell of earth.…

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Remains.

Feel me move through your veins as souls float on empty trains.   Just to see you, I break chains. Now I wonder, what’s left to gain?   Fighting to heal your contagious pain, it attaches itself to me and causes a strain   within this heart spreading to my brain. Killing me slowly, I…

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Amazing.

Things haven’t been the same since you went away. Holding on to these memories without feeling the same way.   We believed that our souls would roam together. Even after death, believing we’d be attached forever.   It’s amazing how naive teenagers can be. It’s amazing how love can touch someone like me.   I…

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Youngest.

Feet patter on pale blue tiles, they quicken, they stomp marching with purpose.   Little beads hang on the tips of jet black braided hair she moves, they rattle.   Loud giggles echoes  in  long hallways, as little eyes peak through corners.   Boo!   She runs, giggles and hides until a few minutes pass…

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The System.

Brothers. Sisters. Lost family members. Blood shed. Violence Just to be gang bangers.   What has your gang done for you? Besides a sense of belonging. Addiction, murder, and theft. This is the path you are following.   A path that ends with death. Another statistic, behind bars. Another crackhead, addicted to meth. Look at…

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Seasons.

Are you pleased by the simple things in life?   As seasons change we realize the beauty  in change itself.   Grass turns brown as leaves become coupled in orange, yellow, red, and hints of auburn.   Blankets of snow remind us how coldness exists outside our bodies.   As we embrace each other and…

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Art.

My body is scared Like statues in temples Perfectly shaped Cracked in patterns   Admire me.   For I am art The one you seek When we are apart I make you think   Of me in your arms.   Filling you with lights Inspiring you to create. That shimmer at night Is the sun,…

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