Posts Tagged ‘poetry’

simplify

12Aug12

i want to simplify my life. i want to drink my coffee black. i want to have a pair of shoes that goes with everything. i want a haircut that is wash and go. our society has become too full of stress. it has been too busy, people rushing to get nowhere. i want to […]


i was struck by how fast people walked in manhattan. women in suits and heels, walking so fast you could have sworn they were running. mothers with baby strollers, hurrying to mcdonalds without bothering to say “pardon” or “excuse me”. the one time i felt like a tourist in my city, the one time i […]


skyscraper

12Jun12

skies are crying i am watching catching teardrops in my hands only silence as it’s ending, like we never had a chance do you have to, make me feel like there is nothing left of me? you can take everything i have you can break everything i am like i’m made of glass like i’m […]


out there

27May12

safe behind these windows and these parapets of stone gazing at the people down below me all my life i watch them as i hide up here alone hungry for the histories they show me all my life i memorize their faces knowing them as they will never know me all my life i wonder […]


525,600 minutes

25May12

in daylights, in sunsets in midnights, in cups of coffee in inches, in miles in laughter, in strife in five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes how do you measure, a year in the life? my dad once came up with an excellent answer of why time passes by so much quicker for adults than […]


recently my dear friend j found the gender of the baby she is carrying. there is an infant, curling its fists inside her. tiny fists. its tiny body is growing inside her. j’s blood flows through its veins. unable to imagine. it is my hope, my prayer, for this child to grow into a strong […]


who says

05May12

i wouldn’t wanna be anybody else you made me insecure, told me i wasn’t good enough but who are you to judge when you’re a diamond in the rough i’m sure you got some things you’d like to change about yourself but when it comes to me, i wouldn’t wanna be anybody else i’m no […]