Divided Mind

The mind is at war with itself. Tugging back and forth between what is rational and what is emotional.Foreign emotions ride the wave of overwhelming intensity, crashing into reasoning before the mind can  comprehend what is happening. Thoughts are left swirling in madness as the heart shutters like it’s surrounded by blowing snowin the middle ofContinue reading “Divided Mind”

Simple Observations

Two people share a connection when their eyes meet.Everyone who is watchingwonder what could be going on.Is this fate or planned?Are what we seeing an illusionor a true moment?What is authenticand what is for the cameras?People who don’t understand actingcan’t comprehend what they’re seeingas anything less than true love.Coincidences are the universetrying to tell humans theContinue reading “Simple Observations”

Driving at Night as Lights Fall

I’m driving down familiar streets hours after the sun has set. My eyes cause the lights to shift beyond the darkness. Streetlights drop below the actual light and hover, falling in mid-air. The lights at the intersection have the same motion, falling into two without dropping to the road below. The brake lights on theContinue reading “Driving at Night as Lights Fall”

Hard Truths

Underneath the surface of your skin lies truths about yourself that you refuse to acknowledge exist. Character flaws, irrational fears, bad habits, annoyances, troubles letting go, many more I can think of that make up who you are. We all want to be the reliable narrators of our own stories but we’re the worst narrators, especiallyContinue reading “Hard Truths”

Progression

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ― Martin Luther King Jr. As a country, on this day, we must remember the stepsthat have been taken in orderfor us to move forward.No matter how weContinue reading “Progression”

Surface Thoughts

I watch my cat watch the tv, every time a dog comes on the screen, his pupils get big, I wonder what goes through his mind, what must he be thinking, is the time he fell out the window from the second floor playing in his head, what is a cat’s memory, does he rememberContinue reading “Surface Thoughts”

Talking in Circles

I don’t know why we continually repeat ourselves as if the people we’re talking to haven’t already heard a thousand times before. We’re a broken record on repeat trying to convince ourselves what we’re saying must be true because we’re saying them the exact same way, refusing to put the words in any other order.Continue reading “Talking in Circles”

When Lies Become Truth, Keep Calling out the Lie

When they don’t like something they kick you out and throw away the key. When they don’t like you they call you a bad person because of your qualities. When things bad things happen supporters will rally around you. When freedom of speech is tested the people will fight back by calling out the wrongs.Continue reading “When Lies Become Truth, Keep Calling out the Lie”

945 Miles

Nebraska feels longer than Iowa and Iowa felt like forever while I was fast asleep. I watch the miles drop as I fly by green signs on the highway traveling west. Listening to a podcast, my father sleeping in the passenger seat, I wonder how long it will take until I see something new. GreenContinue reading “945 Miles”