Tagged: God


I thought I’d love him forever
so I tried
to never take his harshness personally
then one day
a piece of me died
alongside my friend.

And for the sake
of saving face
bravado entered the room
as my heart moved in a new direction
lacking sympathy
and I realized

His heart had wrapped itself
in harshness
and no matter how much
he loved me
(if he’d ever even loved me)
we’d never be what I’d hoped for.



Because the goal is
to live a life that doesn’t end
with death,
we are nice to people
who hurt us.
We read the Bible
more than usual
studying life
and God…
and Judas
and how to embody
life that won’t end

To last forever
and be everlasting.
Oh, what a concept
rooted in connections
but most of all



I’d wrapped my heart in armor
long before I saw you as
anything more than a friend
who had  a crush.
Before you’d ever
called me beautiful
my heart was more
warrior than lover.

Something in you
opened pieces of me
that I didn’t believe existed.

I’d been broken.

The hardness made it
impossible for me to know how to love you,
but you showed me
it’s possible
for me to put myself out there
and fall in love.


About feminism.

My heart is on the line
somewhere between
the Bible and
bell hooks
it becomes difficult to understand
our priceless history
as women.

To put your dreams on hold
for the sake of family
is beautiful and brilliant
but may be a sin against God
(or Herself)
because we weren’t all called
to be wives
tidy housekeepers
who move with angelic grace
while managing to raise girls who

Some of us just might be called
to Run with Wolves.
Some of us even bold enough
to hunt the wolves.

A beautiful, southern girl
whose smile brings sunshine
should not spend each day
of her confused but lovely life
on trial
being judged
because God made her
beautiful and sexy,
but feminine on purpose
with fire in her heart for something different.

In my dreams

at night
after drunk-stumbling around the town
pretending everything is fine
I dream of you

and I don’t want you there
but I don’t sleep unless you’re there

Next to me
in my dreams