I constantly feel pressure To be whole. I need to mend the pieces Of my broken heart. My damaged relationships Demand patience And glue.   Yes, I’m broken. I’ve been torn down, My entire being shattered that Even if I wanted to pick up The pieces, I wouldn’t Find them all.   What you fail … More Pieces

Baby Brother

  Timid tears rolled down Freckled and crimson cheeks, His tiny fingers clutching mine, On his first day.   Charcoal bicycle tires Wavered over chalked pavement. A toothless grin under A helmet too big.   It’s been too long Since those hands latched mine. He towers over me now, A baby face peeking out from … More Baby Brother

Warm Beer

I’ll be there, he says. Like a sunrise, A smile rises on my face. I anticipate his long fingers Dancing along the ridges Of my spine.   I can almost hear his soft Whispers, inducing my heart To pulse to its rhythm. I’m eager to take in his scent Of autumn leaves and Coconut oil. … More Warm Beer


“You’re not like the other boys.” What a stupid phrase, Yet I find these overused words Escaping my lips before my brain Has time to catch up.   What I should’ve said Was “Thank you.” Thank you for picking up The phone in the dead of night To listen to my sleepy voice Relay my … More Cliché

The Right Mindset

  The freshman 15 is real. And it’s not just for freshmen. I’m a junior in college and it’s still a struggle. Trying to lose weight, or even maintain is hard. I tried the weight loss thing a year ago and it led to very destructive habits. Since then, I’ve tried to workout and eat … More The Right Mindset