truth hurts


why is it so hard
to squeeze in a word
from time to time

proficiency nullified
when faced with reality
of someone to pine

over, just like that
heartbroken and alone
and fears redefine

what if my lips are shut
suffering alone forever
will you then be mine




it’s been too long to count
the days of my love for you
immovable through stormy life
yet unrequited throughout

my use to you was to be used
for your whims were my commands
only to be discarded after
like stale news of old yester

at least you could’ve hated me
i would’ve cherished the vehemence
all i could see was indifference
unworthy to elicit an emotion

just listen

A photo by Redd Angelo.

why is it that what i say
and what you hear
is always out of sync

my truths are your lies
your darkness for my light
wouldn’t it make you think

and yet i stand here
resolute and alone
taking the road high

and there you are
always with a reason
to say goodbye

waiting for you


withdrawn from the world
alone for a long quest
inhibited and furled
thriving on my own zest
inundated as solitude hurled
never felt such unrest
geared for a life whirled
fear thumping neath chest
optimistic yet curled
rational, yet with unrest
yearning for love swirled
one day it will attest
until then, my world…


one of those days when i’m livid
not because i’m angry, but sad
to see that i can’t heal you
or to feel the pain you hide

is confiding a forgone thought
what is it? something i did?
or something i should’ve
what made you feel it’s better

i’m helpless and all i want
is to help you feel like self
you might not realize, my love
but when you push me away, i


​always a duality in your nature
and dichotomy in mine
what possessed you to turn faces
why can’t i determine

distance from you is all i need
but is it what i want
being with you i will repent
not, you will haunt

a carved monolith my love for you
or is it stones, assembled
can’t make a clear decision now
couldn’t when you were preambled