Off-Key

On the road to gaining back my sanity, I’ve lost my voice in return. A season of discipline, holding my thoughts back when they tread too close to the pool of complaints, biting my tongue when my gut wants me to fight, facing the mirror and having the humility to say, “Stop talking, you are … Continue reading Off-Key

Days Like This

There are always days like this when nothing specifically bothers you, yet EVERYTHING does at the same time. The undulating vibrations of worry and disappointment is all that fills your lungs and eyes and ears. So you lie down and do nothing, in the hopes (or maybe the fears?) that you’ll feel nothing and eventually … Continue reading Days Like This

Blank

For far too long, her fingertips remain frozen, sleeping on the surface of the black keys, The screen blink, blink, blinks in impatience And as much as she wants to respond, she’s still Buffering…          Buffering…                    B u f f e r i   n   g… An eternity goes by Waiting for a ‘Set! Go!’ Precious time … Continue reading Blank

Lullaby

When it’s nearing midnight and the air is still, The incandescent bulbs above my bed burning too yellow, Face and teeth waiting to bask in the sting of sterile frost. Limbs getting heavier, sinking deeper and deeper into the mattress Forgetting the state of limbo between do-it-now and do-it-later Eyelids fluttering close because they insist … Continue reading Lullaby