No Fireworks in September

A single sound shoots through the summer night. It’s loud and fast and gone before I can comprehend what is happening. There are no rippling sounds that fade into the darkness. No colors flying across the sky. No screams for help. As I’m writing this on a Sunday afternoon, I’ve only heard this sound twice,Continue reading “No Fireworks in September”

One Year with Abnormally Puffy Eyes

I was in a McDonald’s bathroom somewhere in Iowa.I was exhausted from a weekend full of family time and walking around the Minnesota State Fair.My dad and I had left a few hours before dawn and began the long drive back home.As soon as we got on the road, I instantly fell back asleep, holdingContinue reading “One Year with Abnormally Puffy Eyes”

II

There’s a split in my reality  every morning and night.  When what I see doubles  into this hallucination like state,  my brain is confused. My eyes  don’t work together for longer than  twelve hours a day. Individually, they’re fine. Left is down  and right is up. If I cover one,  my vision is single andContinue reading “II”

The Purple Tulip

The purple tulip arrived a week agoand will not leave. I glare at it througha mirror reflection, trying to comprehendhow it might have appeared at this timeeight days ago. No one warned meI would receive a tulip. Everyone I ask doesn’t seem to have an answer on where it came from or why it’s here.TheContinue reading “The Purple Tulip”

The Beauty of Spring

RebirthThe earth is alive again,the smells of recently bloomed flowers linger thru the afternoon air.It will fade by summer,but at this moment, they’re wild. ReminderLife never sits still,it’s constantly moving, whether you like it or not.It’s our jobs as humans are to evolve with the times.Move forward instead of back,focusing on the past will onlyContinue reading “The Beauty of Spring”

Right Before It Starts

I’m in a familiar place in uncharted waters People are arriving but I don’t know why. I park the car I’m driving and look to see if I’m in the space. Moments later as I walk away, more cars appear, filling the empty spaces around me. I walk into a room backstage, someplace I doContinue reading “Right Before It Starts”

Power

Poetry that flows like water so natural as though it was always meant to be.I wrote this when listeningto a poet release a poem into the universe.They were speaking with ease and graceyet the power of their words spoke high volumes to those of us who listened.Their poem held truths about lifethat allowed the soul toContinue reading “Power”

Hello Stranger

I wake up in the morning and do not feel like myself. My body aches in unfamiliar ways. The joints in my hands crack, my right thumb somehow feels unnerved. The muscles in my back and neck haven’t been the same since experiencing multiple panic attacks. I look in the mirror and do not recognizeContinue reading “Hello Stranger”

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”