Monday, September 26, 2022

Synonym Toast

Can you grab me a biscuit?

     No, the muffin over there—
          not the crumpet.
     Listen, I said the cake on the corner,
          by the scone.


I meant cookie...

     but as we argue semantics

we've burnt the toast.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

The secret I'll tell you

it starts in my sleep

when I take you to bed

I ask for a dream

to cope with the pain

I replay in my head.


loving you for so long

is the kind of loving

where I forged strength

to endure

every tug and push

while the weight of distance 

kept growing

creating space in my heart 

to see you

in letters

and songs


and dreams

pieces I put together

dissolving into streams 

connecting to my heart

to keep me alive

burning on the inside

because I'm in love

with the secret I'll tell you—

you're the one

I hide.