The Weight of a Thousand Bullets

I crave that lingering taste of metal Different from the salty metallic taste of blood But I bite the insides of my cheeks anyway Anything that will be reminiscent Of that feeling when the barrels on my tongue I know I’d never held a gun But my finger finds a home on the trigger far…

How Precious I Am

I remember exactly how many stars Were still floating in the sky that morning And I could count how many moons ago With every knick in my nails I think it’s my favorite story When I finally learned how precious I was I was using the earth as my bed And the morning dew as…

Our Bed of Wildflowers

The drops of wisdom Hiding in the corners of your eyes Teach me As they fall upon these forests we’ve cultivated Oh how you’ve welcomed all the seeds I’ve sown All the stretches I’ve set ablaze All the storms I’ve called in to uproot its beauty All the pain decomposing now beneath its growth And…

Sisterhood

Beyond these five brilliant senses Something visibly invisible Intangibly tangible The chords that connect us Like the lace of our fingers Unbreakable With feet buried in wet soil Atop the greenest mountain peaks We’ve climbed In the face of the world in front of us Awe spun fractals of the thousand lives behind us And…

Duality

Can you appreciate these lips For the way they gently melt the tension between your eyes And curve into the biggest brightest smile you’ve ever seen But also spew fire so passionate That the words are covered in soot and ash Born out of the tips of scorching purple flames And burnt into embossed minds…

A Sea of Little Locks

I really wondered why you were so sad How you’d let all the heaviness Hang like chains upon you You were swimming in a sea of little locks And everyday the world was not kind You grabbed a little lock Stuck it on your chains And vowed to carry it forever I took you to…

Now

Because I fell in love Twenty times over My heart now lives in the hearts of every one of you Scattered across oceans And living on foreign soil Little pieces spread wisely across the globe Living in many places my eyes have never seen In boundless earth my feet have never met But my heart…

The Sun in My Voice

A thousand suns I have watched them all fall Then rise again And I have tasted each one The sour sweet flavor of healing In search of light I ask myself if I’m finally ready to be heard I hold these prisms to my eyes And I find myself consumed in infinite reflection But all…

Calling My Power Back

I am calling my power back Calling back every last, lost piece Spread amongst dimensions In dreams I have stolen from myself Was last seen sliced into the tongues of broken people Tied up in every insecure word spoken about me Laced into fingerprints on the hands of every man who has taken advantage of…

The Story of Healing

Pull back, and above Realize the amount of people Housed in your heart center You wonder how it ever got big enough Strong enough To hold it all In a moment you are reminded That every rip, tear and lost piece Gave rise to its growth Its strength Its immense space And even on the…

Second Gen Dr. Campbell

Sometimes I wish to live in this fold of time And I wonder if you felt it too Barefoot and cross legged in this auditorium desk Swimming in your old Led Zeppelin tee I swear still smells like you Separated by thirty years And a dimension This anatomy lecture just hit me deep Tears pool…

What a Gift

Right hand on left Left hand quietly jumping With each beat of my heart Chaos swirling abound I craved grounding in the physical The warmth melts me The pulse resonates through my hands And like cursive embedded in every fold It reminds me what a gift it is To exist Mind quiet now Same hands…