I've Seen - April 28, 2018

I’ve seen tears fall
From the face of a giant,
A hint of desperation
In the pleas of a king,

An attempt to forgive
The guilt-tripping violent,
Their genuine surprise
That neither learned a thing.

The wishes of a mother
Remain whispers in the wind,
And the riches of the world
In the words of humbled men.

Escape - March 20, 2018

A student stood at the curb
Waiting for his ride to arrive.

I hurried my way back home.

Our paths would collide.

Discomfort arose
From this momentary presence.

We hid in our phones
To escape ourselves
And everything else unpleasant.

Asphyxiate - March 10, 2018

I stopped myself
To take a breather,

But I took it far too late.

My reluctant lungs
Could hardly handle

The second-hand sadness
Yours create.

Each blessing that falls
Into your hand

Soon meets its match
And asphyxiates.

Rose - February 13, 2018

I thought my heart was broken,
Or its voice far too soft-spoken
Until I walked past by a grave.

It was normally unkempt and bare,
But today a rose sings it a prayer:
A somber song their lover gave.

Act - February 10, 2018

You have been hypnotized
By the Siren’s song.
You looked into her eyes
For far too long.

Any action you take
Won’t be for you.
Any action she takes
Will be your cue.

But if it’s truly your desire,
Is the cage we see your castle?
If you took on the role yourself,
Is the stage now worth the hassle?