Jan 11

Taste the Sun

Jan 07

The Nelsons

oh, haven't you heard?
of the nelsons,
the famous family
that does nothing but mine?

of sheldon, the father,
working hard to support everyone?
him coming home, 
hands dirty, but smile bright

of rana, the mother,
working with her husband?
hair pulled back, 
makeup smudged but arms welcoming

of azucena, the first daughter,
the dynamic duo with her own husband, syzuka?
the two of them, hand in hand
accomplishing all that need be done?

of tricia, the second daughter,
the always helpful hands?
loving all,
never discriminating against everyone?

of flaviana, the final child,
a teetering girl bouncing everywhere?
quiet yet loud,
a comforting presence around all?

no? none of them at all?
well, you're not missing out on too much,
so don't worry.
you'll see them soon.

Dec 28
poem 0 comments challenge: Wordgame


they make things i like to eat
scrambled eggs,
cakes and brownies,
deviled eggs

they come from birds, but most species have them
i took pictures of 
dead robin eggs
over the summer

they're fun to throw, less fun to clean
the yellow yolk
is a disgusting mess
to clean from your hair

a word my brother will always say
when he's asked for something
"do you have money i can borrow?"
Dec 28

The Last

Dec 13


Dec 12


i know that i cannot offer much
i know that my heart is empty
i know my eyes are more so
but please, know
that i will always be there

my hand, warm in yours
my words, light yet heavy
my possessions, now are yours
i may not be much
but i will always be your imperfect friend.
Dec 06


I wonder
how words came to be
did someone look at the sky and say
"oh, how wonderous!
whose painted brush
descended on the sky?"
or maybe, it was more of a
"those shades, how simplistic!"
or maybe someone just
made up markings
making codexes like beowulf

to whoever made these words
the words that i now type
i, from the bottom of my heart
thank you.
Dec 06


Dec 06

Mamma Mia

mamma mia
don't you know
that that's the 
musical we're doing this year

a movie i have never seen
i'll be helping with 
backstage, or maybe
if there's a bass part, in pit

i'm excited to help
though i know some of my friends aren't
one didn't get a part she thought was good
another girl will need to wear a cast

but me? i'm ready
i don't mind painting
or sanding 
or nailing things down

i'm just glad to help
Dec 04

an unneeded poem

sing your sweet mercy 
down unto me
sweet notes, sweet words
sweet rapture upon my soul

lay upon me your scarred words
your sacred words
your daring breaths and song
your blood and your marrow

enliven me with your fears
your dashed hopes, your childhood
your based fears
your cuts and your bruises

show what you hide
show what you don't
but please 
don't lie to me