My Womanly Glow

They made the big reveal 20 years agoMy real identity crushed and let goI was too young to even knowWhat it means by a piece of flesh belowShades of blue fell on me like snowBut pink was my destiny that I couldn’t throw“You’ll get over it when you grow”How can my true colors cease to…

My Escape

There is a ladder visible just to me, standing tall in a sea of my thoughts. It leads up and up into the sky where lies my escape. An escape from the silent shrieks of the inner me that have drowned behind my façade of smiles. An escape from the noise that falls on my…

A Sleepless Night

To the friend who is hurting every night, I know you lay awake in your bed last night, counting minutes to sunrise. Your thoughts fleeting, eyes blinking and lips puckering. I know you twisted and turned all night in your queen size bed. The folds in the sheets revealed your sleepless secret. The redness of…

Invisibly Scarred

“The worst type of crying wasn’t the kind everyone could see–the wailing on street corners, the tearing at clothes. No, the worst kind happened when your soul wept and no matter what you did, there was no way to comfort it. A section withered and became a scar on the part of your soul that…

The Balance In Breeze

There’s nothing like the cool breeze that blows right before the first rays of sun emerge from behind the dark sky. Like a reminder of balance. The sun won’t shine on us forever, the clouds will loom. The harsh cold will take over this warmth only to be pushed back again every morning. Just like…

From Dusk Till Dawn

This is the morning after a night of thinking. Just a few hours ago I was floating in thoughts of death and despair. I lay motionless for the entire night, pondering over the meaning of life. Am I any wiser this morning? The answer lies in the wrinkles of the sheets and the wetness of…

A Live Story

“The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.” – Ursula K. LeGuin

Who Will Hold Me?

Who will stand close when the world is against me?Who will hold my hand when I am clutching at emptiness?Who will hear me out when my words stay unheard by all?Who will pull me to sunshine when my life is clouded?Who will love me when I am at my worst? Who will find a reason…

Just A Friend

To the one who’s just a friend, They look at us confused when out of nowhere we start laughing. Can you count how many inside jokes we share? They feel like the third wheel when we are together. Can you feel anyone’s presence when we are together? They give us blank stares when we suddenly…

I Am Sinking

I took a dip in my memories and floated alongside our old pictures. I dived deep into the flowing river of the time we lived together. I surrendered to the current of the ocean that swept our love away. Now I am sinking… sinking in my own sea of thoughts.

Not To Wake

“Do you know what it is like,to lie in bed awake;with thoughts to hauntyou every night,of all your past mistakes.Knowing sleep will set it right –if you were not to wake.” -Lang Leav

Freedom Awaits You

“There is freedom waiting for you,On the breezes of the sky,And you ask “What if I fall?”Oh but my darling,What if you fly?” -Erin Hanson