The Spark

Tipping points Just what are they? A phenomenon that doesn’t play They serve as words you need not say Their meaning scoffed, and tucked away It’s easy to go through the motions As if we’ve brewed naive cold potions That way we can brush the rug But really it’s a hole we’ve dug It’s effortless … More The Spark

I Love You, Dad

I love you, Dad I know it’s sad But time has passed and things are done I don’t hate you And this is true Because Mom said love everyone This life I’ll live I will forgive Forget the things that dragged me down I love you, Dad It is so sad I wish there was … More I Love You, Dad

Wish

********** Important Disclaimer This poem addresses depression, and more specifically, suicide. It is meant only as an expression of art, and should not be taken in any real-life context. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or tendencies, there are many resources that can help. National Suicide Prevention # 1-800-273-8255 https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ ********** Wish I wish I … More Wish

Mindful Masochist

I pen through pain so much it seems, write on my regret I mull my mind for cheerful lines but sometimes they’re all I get I see the light, it’s there I know; still slightly out of reach As I forge forward on this path to practice what I preach Perhaps Pain is my jailer, … More Mindful Masochist

Tomorrow

“Come see me,” said the mother To the daughter, on the phone “I will,” the daughter told the mother “It’s just the timings off, you know?” Two weeks later, ‘twas a man A drunkard in his car He hit the mother, going ninety With the daughter still afar A final image met Mom’s eye Trapped … More Tomorrow