My favorite poem

When loneliness comes stalking, go into the fields, consider the orderliness of the world. Notice something you have never noticed before, like the tambourine sound of the snow-cricket whose pale green body is no longer than your thumb. Stare hard at the hummingbird, in the summer rain, shaking the water-sparks from its wings. Let grief […]

My Pain Wasn’t Poetic

It wasn’t something that you could put into a few stanzas and make it seem like art. My pain was having a breakdown in which your body broke down. In which your breathing stopped for seconds and you lied there feeling like nothing. My pain was going from screaming crying to answering the phone like […]

Wasted Too Much Time

I am not going to wait for you. I am not going to wait for you to “find yourself.” I am not going to wait for you to make your way across the room. I have wasted too much time playing emotional chess. Who will move first? Too much time waiting on people like you. […]