“Awake”

I’d been there
a million
times before.

So familiar,
more nonfiction
than lore.

I stood
there
all alone.

Until a gentle touch
warmed my waist
to the bone.

A whisper
to my ear
of words with no recall.

You moved away
but always back
if I were to fall.

I’d been here
a million times
before.

But everything wasn’t
real to me
anymore.

Locked eyes
meeting
across the room.

Caused a
rush of thoughts
to bloom.

The only real
ones there
were us.

We were still
in all
the fuss.

You
were so
real.

Only
you were my dreams
to steal.

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“Addict”

I know
it’s bad for me.

Recommended one dose
and I’ll take three.

Better choices
but the Devil is what I see.

Drinking the poison
like it’s tea.

Desperation for something
making me fall to the knee.

You say I have a choice
but shackles aren’t free.

I know
it’s bad for me.

But the bad choice
is all I’ll ever be.

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“Day Dreaming”

Golden light
on bare skin.

Mint chocolate chip
painted across nails.

Laughter and yells
in the bright sea salt air.

The ocean
awaiting the incumbent return.

How can I
put it to words
when it means
so much more?

Every other season
is a dream.
For it is
only
in the summer
I am awake.

And the irony is…
summer
is the only season
where life actually
is
a beautiful dream.

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“Human”

Maybe
the universe is testing me.

Maybe
that’s why I got thrown the promotion
to fix
the unfixable problems.

Maybe
that’s why I fell in love and then out
to see
my unseeable habits.

Maybe
that’s why my words got rejected again and again
to write
what I had never written before.

I just wish
it didn’t have to happen
all
at
once.

I
am
no
hero.

I am just human.

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“The World”

There is so much more
than the eye can see.
There is so much more
that we can be.

Oceans wait
where the land runs dry.
Steel and stone bridges
are the connecting tie.

Volcanoes sleep
in old worlds lost.
On the highest mountains
is freezing white frost.

Jungles made
of concrete and smoke.
Lush green valleys
wearing mist like a cloak.

People too of course
that are different from us.
But friendships are found
in the similarities we discuss.

There is so much more
than the eye can see.
There is so much more
that we can be.

And I
want to live it all.

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“The Leader”


Once a shadow,
and now the light.
Looking to an empty sky
and being the only kite.

Before, holding the heat
of the Earth’s might.
Now the ocean
pulls me down, out of spite.

Not one of them
in their circle so tight.
Not one of you
though I was, in hindsight.

Seeming like a lamb,
small and polite.
But truly a lion
with a deathly bite.

I know what’s wrong
and what is right.
But honestly,
I never wanted to fight.

An outside leader
who shines so bright
but her lonely soul
is shrouded in the night.

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“Lady Luck”

Lady Luck
is an elusive beauty.

Those
who seek her
will search and never find
that ruffled red dress,
bright beguiling smile
and wise witty banter.

But those
who work towards their own abundance
will find her a constant companion
walking down the path next to them
pushing them farther
than they ever thought possible.

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