Tangerine

My horizon is a dusty orange glow It takes me back to other oranges that feel like my mother’s lukewarm hugs in our living room back when the eggshell walls swallowed the crisp yellow to spit back a clement honey glow. They resemble the photon spill on his olive skin luminous in early evenings of

Read More

An excerpt

…. Loving you was like a natural disaster Unavoidable really And not something you can plead with to take it easy on you I doubt you can convince the floods to love you and go the other way I doubt you can negotiate terms with a tsunami or a tornado When they hit you just

Read More

…It should be okay Be to sad sometimes Because sadness is heavy It keeps our feet on the ground Happiness,Not one where you brazenly laugh And look around to check if they've heard Or the one you wear round your neckAnd open your blouse to let them seeBut real happiness,swells like a balloon in your

Read More

When we're older we'll tell storiesOf the time as little kidsAliens came to our home.They lived their lives in boxes and boxesAnd saved their emotions in their little pockets.Their smiles stopped just short of their eyesStrong arms and stronger mindsBut still they tripped and fell over on little rocksAnd the brambles cut through their thicker

Read More

Young Adult

We were minds of timid curiosity Touching, prodding, slowly patting If it bites, jump back but it must be okay if it doesn’t. Overly imaginative, a little crazy and very stupid But I guess it’s all the same It was celebrated Or met with a slap on the wrist To cause a bruise that healed

Read More

Bohemian Heart 

The other day, I dreamed of  a little cabin with mud and hardwood walls and old fashioned neon orange light bulbs hanging from the ceiling on thin, long wires. You smelled of pine and raindrops and you danced with me to the beat of our bare stepping feet, A charged tango We were comets with

Read More