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Unhinged (shirezan)

You call me unhinged Because I dared to care To feel To think To speak To scream To yell In ways That confronted you Confounded you You call me unhinged Because I dared to break In my cracks In my heart In my soul In soft pieces Falling from hard edges You call me unhinged […]

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Unruly, messy love

Don’t get it twisted I yell it, because I mean it Your job is not to change To mold To morph Your job is to love Love because of Love in spite of Love even though You don’t understand You can’t stand A future different from the one You were promised By your mind’s eye […]

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Face cream

My mom mixed me this fancy lotion She took all her face creams Her favorite ones Mixed them all up In a fancy jar And gave them to me That was two years ago I use it sparingly So it lasts forever Like I hope she lasts forever Because I cannot bear to think of […]

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Disease

My mom has cancer Say it Over and over again I can’t breathe Stop saying it Stop I couldn’t sleep When she told me I didn’t want to For fear She’d be gone And I’d be sleeping Peacefully And because I’m scared of my dreams Of what my soul and spirit will feel If my […]

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Ride

I cried at the end of the bike ride As the virtual instructor yelled at me to push “Rise up!” He said “Let your heart lift out of your chest! And rise up, let your heart carry you!” I pushed Pedaling hard All of the months and years Rattling in my head As it battled […]

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Break

We think we are so strong But humans We are crazy fragile Stupid, silly fragile So there’s no shame In showing our cracks We break Our bodies Our hearts Our spirits And each other But we rise Phoenix From the ashes Fused from breaks Forever just as fragile But repaired At our cracks That we […]

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