the silence of change

Friday, December 30, 2016


sometimes i feel like
i don't even exist
like i've been erased
from reality
i open my mouth
but my words are lost to the wind
before anyone
can hold onto them
what's the point
in trying to change the world
if no one
can even hear you
i walk alone
and i see the faces of 
so many
broken people
with no voice to change their lives
i freeze
and i smile
what a silly 
useless thing to do
but
they smile back
and i realize
maybe i don't always need a voice
to make a difference




you're dreaming

Wednesday, December 28, 2016


you know
when you dream
everything seems
so real
and
when you wake
it's like
you're dreaming
that's what it felt like
when your hand
touched mine
when your warmth
held my icy fingers
my heart whispered
this is right
you said my name
you told me stories
you laughed
oh how i missed my daddy's
laugh
we talked
till the sun set
and we walked
in the moonlight
fingers intertwined
protected
from the world
your eyes reflected the light
of the stars
as they twinkled above
us
you kissed me on the cheek
and whispered
i have to go
so we held on tight
and i took
one last breath
memorizing your scent
and remembering your voice
i woke
tears clung to my dazed eyes
i could still feel your gaze
i cried
this doesn't feel right