it sounds selfish to me

is it selfish to

want things they can’t give to you?

it’s not that they lack anything.

they just don’t fill up your cup,

they don’t leave you full.

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i think it’s all in my head, you know,

keep it to myself and maybe it’ll go.

or that’s just the lie i like to hear

when i’m feeling low,

god forbid i wake up and realize i’m alone.

3 a.m Q&A

if i ask you a question

at 3 a.m

please forgive me for the weight of my words.

i’ve been intoxicated by my coffee and poetry

and the music has been circulating through my veins.

at this time of night,

my tongue is controlled by my heart

and

i blurt out words i know i should hold back.

coffee words

once again

i’ve had too much coffee and i’m left to

write my wakefulness away.

i don’t mind being up until 3 a.m,

it’s actually quite nice to

have the night sky as my lullaby.

when i’m ready,

i will greet my pillow with the satisfaction

that no words went unwritten today.

you’re family

i hope you know

that i wait everyday for you to come around,

even when you swear you don’t need me or my outstretched arms.

i stay close by because i know one day,

the climb will be too tough for you and

you’ll need an extra hand.