A Couplet

I was a reddened flower You say I’m now a tower   I’m looking for all of your stories Throughout my own phases   You were the women who held me Now I’m learning to see   I write tiny stories and hang them on your wall You stare at them and hope that I…

Beach Tercet

Soft sandy silky swimming Bathing suits all twinning Finding faraway buoys   Growing up on this gorgeous beach People all wanting seats Racing up and down with speed   The blue and black blankness As waves swallow each other And footprints wash away   I lay my lightness and it all fades today Wanting us…

Little Girl

Please hide behind your Little sweater Laugh. Don’t cry he’ll like you better Find your place and don’t  budge Be yourself But don’t be like them   I call myself the Little feather Colorful but never better   I try to write my stories I have a complicated life but That doesn’t make me special.

I’ve been Labeled

I am not made of your words and price tags I am made of a voice inside my head that whispers every day in my ear that it’s all going to be Ok I am not made of my clothes or family I am not my grades or friends I’m made of me and myself…

Counting Tears

You said don’t act like a baby But you never let me grow up You said I couldn’t be your savior But you never let me just sit there You never let me do anything But you expected everything I wanted to help I wanted to save the world I wanted to write all my…

Ashrei

  All that we have is Because of you   Created throughout a string of days, and now Designated to follow your rules   Even though we all battle through our beliefs Fighting isn’t the road to peace, no matter how close it seems   Girls and Boys were born at your fingertips Heaven seems…

Toolshed

If I was a broken clock. Would you throw screwdrivers and bolts into my Toolshed   And for everyday I thought it could go away Would you cast a thousand hugs across my arms And spill words from your mouth into my brain   Until it all turns to rainbows You thought would come after…

Where I’m From

I am from a tall yellow house, scattered with long windows to let the light in From bright summer days by the pool, and otter pops I am from the steam slowly rising above a rice cooker (white, but transparent as it curls through the air) I am from the tanbark in my shoes, And…

Petals

Every petal Plucked Floated onto the Iridescent patchy grass field As green as her handkerchief Dusted and worn Because her tears fell like raindrops in winter Flood Storms Through the hallways, everyday as she walks through the beige and empty Hiding her hurt And memories  

Knots

It started with a story Scribbled onto scattered pages   It started with a single tear Tumbling Down   It started with him. So it had to end with him   But the people surrounding her Lifted her up into the sky And so she could fly Up And up She wore a smile, attached…

Safeway Man

The most significant moment So far, for me Is Safeway man On a day when my religion reflects on the past year, and we try to fix ourselves up Change, and make goals The jewish new year I pass him every time i leave And you do too, Safeway man Homeless, Stuck to these streets…

Please Someone tell me I’m pretty

Cause shadows never found enough light Through her perfect little mirror She saw everything two sided Words or pictures? Pretty dear because you could tell her a million times but she could never see it in the mirror