Tag Archives: pain

my love

i couldn’t handle causing your heart grief or pain you are too precious.  

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where there’s a will…

yesterday i peeled away a layer one that had long concealed my vulnerability. Underneath that film– i found a need to prove myself. a deep and darkened shame, a tortured, broken structure that believed in itself to the point of … Continue reading

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having reached my limit…

totally overwhelmed by the magnitude of my feelings– having created clear and careful boundaries– FINALLY. though i feel the weight of them pressing down upon my heart.   walking through the motions– one foot in front of the other– a handshake and smile– … Continue reading

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poem 24 another haiku

my heart hurts sometimes acknowledging growth is not without discomfort

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poem 17 on fire

I think it’s important I be up front about this now– before we traverse this path any further and then you look back at me incredulously and say– “hey, you could’ve warned a brother,”– so here’s your warning: I am … Continue reading

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poem 9 for myself

this is for me. a necessary part of my process this singular narration a weaving of words to give birth to these feelings welling within– unnecessarily contained. The worlds of trust you are teaching with your reticence and fear are … Continue reading

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poem 8 on letting go

i cannot compete with a ghost her hold upon your heart– gut wrenchingly precise.  keeping you folded– a neatly stacked pile of protection, save those tiny glimpses of trust. Nor can i measure against a sweet babe, her newness and … Continue reading

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