Lit Poetry

I gave my heart away to you. You promised to keep it safe. Though the lies glittered in your eyes, I still believed in you. Your well manipulated...

You write about the way it feels At the beginning Like someone's airing up a balloon Inside your stomach You write about urgency That call across the wind When you...

After a deep snow, our neighbor David built a giant wooden sled for his sons and my brother and me. Bundled in winter clothes, we piled onto the...

I am a flower that sways in the wind I am the daring Samba dancer The fearless King Cobra I am the courageous field mouse The unwavering morning...

And now I seek comfort in the song of a bird, the bloom of a rose, the smell of sidewalk after a hot rain. What in the...

The world is tinged in melted kaleidoscopic hues As the sun dies, Mother Moon casts brilliant spectrums of light. In the moonlight, we may find solitude, inner...

I like the sound of my own laughter on most days. It pierces the air around me, breaking the tiny shards of silence that make up one...

In August the cicadas burst into a new song. In August I took refuge in the scaffolds and built home from the ground up. The runaway kids, they don’t...

she experienced high highs and low lows and when she was happy she didn’t smile she sparkled when she was sad she didn’t cry she cracked the other boys and girls feared the darkness under her...

I am chained. Chained like the creatures in my head Like a butterfly whose wings are pinned "keep your thoughts in check," they said. Don't think about the addicts...