This is my first, last time
trying to undo
all the mistakes of a lifetime
trying to do
all the things left undone

This is the swan song
of the ugly duckling
the sky falling
on the little red hen
when the birds of a feather
flock together against

the outsider

A New Year’s Wish

"I hope you will have a wonderful year, that you'll dream dangerously and outrageously, that you'll make something that didn't exist before you made it, that you will be loved and that you will be liked, and that you will have people to love and to like in return. And, most importantly (because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now), that you will, when you need to be, be wise, and that you will always be kind."  -Neil Gaiman (and me)


As the sun sinks
below the horizon
its colors bleeding into black

I sit on the fence,
part of me reaching forward
part of me pulling back

Just a stone’s throw 
from salivation
if I want 
to be saved
or spent 


Does your heart

break open

on a regular


Do you ever

find yourself


in the back


of a bookshop?

Do you ever


a person

on the street

and have

to look away

because you are




Me too