Planets

Two planets collide, destined for destruction. The orbs hurtle full speed at each other. They hit, they crash, and in the subtle, dim light of night, they meet. This could be the end. These planets aren't meant to know each other, not meant to touch. They should've never crossed each other's paths. In the process…

Jack’s Poem

It’s amazing how something as simple as a man’s hands can tell so much about him. His hands were large, wide across the palms with short fingers. They were strong, and worn, the lines revealing a wisdom that only comes with age. These hands were accustomed to dirt and grease; guns and steering wheels. These…

Daffodils

Daffodils are the bravest of all flowers. They bloom early, when there's still a chance of a late winter freeze or a heavy spring shower. They are bowed down by the rain and yet they stand up straight the next clear day. Their crisp yellow and orange petals sing to us, telling us a tale…

Depression Grows

Depression feels shameful Depression feels like failing Depression feels too familiar Depression feels like weakness Depression feels like numbness Depression feels insurmountable Depression feels like exaggeration Depression feels like feeling nothing Depression feels like wanting nothing Depression feels like attention seeking Depression feels like a loss of humanity

An Honest Resolution 

I wrote this New Year's Day 2015. I was sitting at the kitchen table early that morning looking back on the previous year, and I felt completely lost and hopeless. I regretted almost every decision I had ever made. In an attempt to pick myself up, I decided to dig down and try to write…