Support Systems

We all need a support system. Sometimes we’re down and need to be alone, sometimes we’re down and need support of those near and dear to us; the ones who care about our well being, our mental states, the ones who may not always agree with what we do, but are there to listen to…

Flooded Waters

It was too easy; the lies rolled off your tongue like flooded waters. Something once peaceful and refreshing now a messy nuisance. The water expands, the salt corrodes, everything is damaged in its wake.

Be Kind to Yourself

Some days, I’m not even fully sure what the human experience is supposed to be like. Why are we blessed with these brains that don’t serve us to our higher potential?Sometimes I misspeak words, overthink things, get distracted, criticize myself, worry, stress, complicate things, forget. But I have to stay motivated, keep myself focused and…

Daily Prompt: Ceremony

A title can never dictate how the heart feels. Nor does it define a relationship. It can’t rationalize the bullshit swept under the rug. Titles, formalities, ceremonies –  seemingly emphasized more than the quality of the relationship. What happens when the ceremony that’s supposed to usher you into a life of partnered stability, protection, and…

Reckless

Though I’ve been reckless and selfish, our memories are engrained in my mind. Your tender words have been inscribed on my heart; Perhaps they were lies, Perhaps it was the truth that you were too afraid to accept; I hope it’s the latter, no matter how dangerous that may be.   Picture taken by me, NYC.

Daily Prompt: Disappear

A wolf in sheep’s clothing, that’s what he was. Every now and then you questioned his sincerity, claiming to be soft and tender like the sheep, yet he stepped on you with paws, paws that encased talons which ripped your heart to shreds. When aggravated or displeased, he gnarled like an angry wolf, ready to…

Warning

Beware of unclear boundaries and unspoken expectations. Pic shot by me in Financial District, NYC.

Selfish Love

A relationship extended beyond its expiration date because they lacked the courage to leave, to walk away from that which was unfulfilling. Compromising contentment and peace for convenience and familiarity, because they invested so much time. Never mind the instability, the pain inflicted upon one another. What was thought to be “love,” was only selfishness….

Bliss

It’s often you that I think about before I lay my eyes to rest; As the moon bathes me in the light of its glory and the breeze gently grazes my body I drift away into the land of my subconscious In the middle of the night, surrounded by pillows, I’ve recreated the feeling of…

Longing

Our hearts beat for one another While simultaneously being torn apart.   Pic taken by me in Park Slope, Brooklyn

What Happened?

Now all you have is the silence The unspoken words float through the air, a suffocating thickness We disregard each other as if we weren’t just completely intertwined under the moonlit stars As if we didn’t just lay our souls bare for each other to witness As if we didn’t lay our chests on one…