Friday, July 29, 2011


We wanted to
      smash the system
but ended up
drowning in sips
     of sorrow
as revolutionary as
    a clean kitchen
with heavy hearts
    and averted eyes
renewing subscriptions
    for the cause

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


You wake up in
a stale room void of
 the smiles and cries that
lingered too long and left
 too soon.

Between empty bottles
and boiling coffee
you embrace the glaring
memories pounding in
your head.

You slowly return from
the depths of night and
 brace yourself for
another one.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Engulfed by words
buried deep in my notebook.

Sweet noise on my
headphones disassembling
the world around me.

The only way
to deal with
is to create anew
and pretend it is
your own,

Friday, July 15, 2011

You and Him.

You met
on a balcony
a quiet understanding
amidst rambunctious noise
scrubby skin on stubbly skin

You stayed
for the night
a shared moment
among raging hearts
empty cups and satisfied smiles.

You left
before daybreak
a restless head
in a waking city
returning and departing.