I dont know why I cry for you
Fairytales would have me think it’s because I love you
But I know they’re for me
Grieving or relieving, I’m not sure yet
Current Day: I think your gut will always know better than your heart but it definitely takes us a lot longer to start listening
My fourth collection will be released May 12th, 2021!
I ended up changing the cover again but I think this time we really got it! I’m debating doing a free giveaway of 3 copies but I’m not sure what the interest level is there?
The storm is getting bad
but you’re still hanging around.
What do you want from me?
There’s nothing left in me to take.
The wind has knocked down every tree
and the streets are flooded with what we used to be.
My fourth collection, Falling Out of Orbit, will come out next month!
I held a poll on Instagram to have your help deciding on the book cover. I ended up doing a little more redesigning after hearing some feedback.
An exact release date will be announced shortly along with the back cover so for now enjoy the front cover reveal!
I decided to not do chapters since I didn’t want to crowd all the same theme poems into one space. So betrayal is spread out as are desire and tender love.
This collection really came together easily as I was sorting poems at the same time I was putting together my last book, Even the Leaves. I’ll have more info coming your way over the next few weeks so keep an eye out!
The summer sun was tucked into bed for the night
As we sat on your living room floor
Littered with your favorite records
and pieces of your old soul.
My eyes feast on every inch of you
cataloging every word and movement
so I can pull them out again later
and sing along.
I know you hide parts of yourself from me
deep down at the bottom of a bottle
The ones you find unlovable and ugly
but those are the ones I want to see the most.
Don’t drown your monsters out
Trust me to hold your vulnerability gently
I will not let it shatter like a beer bottle hitting concrete.
I wish you were a weaker man
Maybe just for me
But I admire the high moral standards
you hold yourself to
It’s yet another reason I like you.
There’s no winning for me
When you’re not mine
I’m looking for your attention
even though I know she has all yours
Maybe its for the best
and I should Give up the rest
Of everything we could have been.
She just likes the attention you give
But refuses to claim you as hers.
You’re a warm body to waste time with.
You gave her your heart
And she squeezes it in her hand
Testing its tenderness.
Do you wish I had hated you?
Make it easier so you didn’t have to risk any hurt
No late night phone calls, no deep conversations
where you let down walls and I open up my heart a crack
I wish I had hated you too
and feel nothing as I walk away.
instead you’re charming with your goofy smile.
warm and bright, showing your strength in so much struggle.
I have plenty of messages blowing up my phone
but none from you and you’re the only one on my mind.
Low quality guys sending low quality pictures
I need a true artist like you to show me
some beauty when my eyes are shut too tight.
You came suddenly, unexpectedly but perfectly.
The best moments are the ones that take you by surprise
so I hope you stay and sing through the cracks of my heart
I lean closer.
You pull away.
I want more.
You are stuck in the comfort.
I am shoving
There will never be an us because
we won’t work.
It will always be a You and an I.