Good Days

My good days come and go in waves The bad ones Are tsunamis I feel the wind The breeze of feelings The temporary Dealing I take my memories And place them in my pocket I Try not to forget Even the bad ones Because that’s what Really grew me

To Belong

A family of four Once five Sits in silence All loud inside   She asks to leave And as she runs up the stairs She feels them All fade away   As she cries in bed   She remembers every moment She has felt like this.   Like she just wants to run away but…

Self Portrait

As a child I’d send my love in every direction Piece by piece Leaving none for myself

Fireworks-Quatrain

A burst of colors decorate the sky And my eyes are your mirrors Watching different shapes fly I like how in this dark, I can still see clearer   I lay on my blanket I let the darkness swallow me I want to be alone But I hear the noise follow me   How far…

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…