I spent the night trying
to stare god in the face
with a bottle of vodka and
a pack of cigarettes.
Michael laughed because
he says I keep looking for things
that can’t be found.
I’m constantly setting myself up
The sky wore a starry face
and inviting as it may be
it was a reminder that the sun
will consume our planet one day
and my son will be the only one that will
think of me for short periods of time,
at random moments, throughout some days.
…I guess that nothing else really matters.
I have too many questions, Mother;
none which I really want answers for.
the truth is heavy and
I’m lifting my limit.
So will you just tell me it will be okay.
A drunken embrace has
left me with blues.
He said “I’ve never kissed a stranger.”
and I asked him if he’d like to try.
Lips holding each other like hands;
It felt like EVERYTHING
to not be so alone for one moment.
In your car,
a song playing on the radio,
every note caressed my memory
like a finger ran softly down my naked spine
and I felt for the first time in a long time
not afraid of everything.