What is in a word?

  What is in a word? Lines, curves, a sound and a meaning. Combinations of letters, groupings and feelings. A precise formulation. Calculated placings that build sentences. Rhythm carved into pages and ears. Each word has its purpose. A meaning that defines it and its relationship with others.   But what happens when the definition is blurred? The word is changed, shaped in different tones, altered. A harshness created out of a word designed to soften. Words that are bent and broken. Meanings carved out in the heart and mind of a soul.   Dictionaries become seconday as a word … Continue reading What is in a word?


There is a calm to my bones that was never there before. The involuntary repulsion that came with a compliment is gone. My bones don’t creak and my skin has stopped crawling. The weight of my limbs has lightened. My organs don’t shiver when I catch sight of myself. There is a calm to me that is new and resolved. A calm that keeps my bones in place. This calm is one that will stay. Bones that will no longer break. And it was you that helped me see they no longer needed breaking. Continue reading Bones

Before you

  Time before you was a feeling. A feeling that I were either falling away, like a river throwing itself off a cliff or stuck in a vat of syrup, clawing my way forward. Mornings were a challenge. Days were a bore. Nights were just nights. Facts tell me, that before you, time moved at the same pace it moves now. But I see time differently now. Now with you, mornings are a warmth that can’t be described. With you, days are an adventure, the river moves slowly and the only cliffs I throw myself over are with you. Now, … Continue reading Before you


If you look close enough, Long enough, You’ll catch the little things. The way she smiles, The way she teases, The way she scratches at her nose Periodically, Evenly, Habitually   If you listen hard enough, Long enough, You’ll catch the little things The way she speaks, The way she laughs The way her accent ebbs and flows Lyrically, Elegantly, Intriguingly   But what if it’s more than enough? Too long, And she catches the little things The way you smile, The way you tease, The way you pay too much attention Dangerously, Affectionately, Lovingly   And now you’ve revealed … Continue reading Enough