Saturday, January 1, 2011

Monday, December 27, 2010


i rarely drink enough water

but i try really hard to

filling glasses with ice cubes
letting the water
fill in the cracks

the ice cubes eventually melt

and all i'm left with

are half empty glasses of water

all over the house

Thursday, December 23, 2010

weird fishes


with disappointment and forgiveness
in my heart
i do not have an answer
for you
for myself
so i will take my time
to figure out my feelings


we become a cliche
self-help books
inexplicable fears, anxieties
we keep in our coat pockets
hashing them out in front of a stranger
during once a week therapy sessions
at least i don't have to take care of a litter box
or have a book club
i'm close though

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

grocery store

little grasshopper

a night with my little sister

we made tuna casserole and ran errands
the popcorn is in the oven
drying sweet and salty caramel
sticking to each popped kernel, each pecan

we're making christmas presents too
watching beautiful girls
catching up over burnt shortbread cookies
sandwiched with raspberry jam

i missed this

i've been focusing too much
on what i don't have

first world problems

every time i have a low point
i will remember that

every minute, every day

is an opportunity

to make a change
and appreciate what i have