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.

Nothing To Lose - June 28, 2015

You can't be let go
Once you've clung to the truth.
With your treasures in heaven,
You've got nothing to lose.

Now free to live out your life
With nothing to prove
Save for the love in your heart
You long to share with your crew.

Homie - May 15, 2015

After we had passed around our time
Like a handout from a middle school teacher
Which left us as curiously disinterested
As the typical middle school kid-creature,

I had begun to realize we all had fun
While I analyzed the past
That I hold beneath my beanie.

With the help of Aladdin's nameless genie,
Tupac, and the also-immortal Houdini,
I relived the photos we claim
Frame us as fresh as a French Martini.

And if you don't believe me,
Well, I'd be quite surprised,

Considering the retina-rays,
Which flashed such a look
From behind your eyes

To broadcast the current thought
That's now crossing your mind
Which you'd otherwise only tell
To your roommate, pet, and/or the Lord divine.

You remember the fun we had, too.

Well, besides the homework, and exams,
And the whole "Hell freezing over"
Which couldn't stop our professor's plans

To take down our GPA's
And No-School snow days.

Comradery through common enemy.
Tomfoolery as tedium's remedy.

Fake Smile - April 25, 2015

It seems you're worn out
From the fake smile you wear.
Or do you tire
From those burdens you bear?

Can you not see you've fallen into
A classic case of a Catch-22?

You've lived quite the life,
but you forgot a crucial life lesson:

Bare to those you care for
The burdens you bear
For your load to lessen.