Hey Butterfly…

To all my soon to be little sisters out there Ready and willing and wondering and waiting and close and almost From your big sister let me tell you with love that nothing is what it appears to be from the outside. As long as you know in your heart what you want to be…

When Irish Whiskey Speaks for Me

Aye, first of all, you’re too loud. No seriously, seriously, we’re all adults here. All of us. Calm down, okay? Every one. You got that? There’s no reason to raise your voice to or at anyone here, there’s no one here, honey who doesn’t understand what you mean. All we can ask for from one…

Kim Deal

Slowly but surely I’m scooping the balm of the sages on myself and lathering me up Surely yet slowly I’m coating the itchiness of insecurity with the salve of reality and clarity I heard it a million times before that nobody is perfect but I never let it sink into my skin deep enough before…

George Wickham

Our new reality is you’re a fucking moron. Its one thing to not like or respect someone but its a whole other thing to feel that way and still attempt to use them as if they have an obligation to you. How stupid could you be? How stupid do you think that I am? (And…

Splintery

Chip away at it… Keep grabbing more handfuls off with your mind Keep biting away at it… Drown it regularly until it erodes over time Keep shoveling way down deep into it… Throw the parts that impede you off to the side Pick away at it … Keep telling me the love that you’re feeling…

Philophiliac

Chords are changing Improvisational riffs Traversing all paths between the beginning and the cliff This one is my hip hop, gritty and real That one is my jazz with a melodious feel The other is my hard rock headbanging mischief The latest is the electronic rhythmic mystic Nothing consistent over the bass yet it fits But it…

Soulless Bard

With everything in it’s place I happened upon an empty space And tried to fill it with you But a fool is too small to fill the hole at all So I added a lover or two Nothing was working The abutments weren’t hurting But the relationships became goo So it’s vacant again Perhaps the void is my…

Firm Undergrowth

Before you were born… On the edge of the forest down by the sweetest river bank a single solitary rabbit, decided that he was lonely one day and figured he would strike up a conversation with a dove who had landed solely for a cool drink of water. After a few moments of listening to…

Hamburger Buns and Headphones

Everybody scabs over Everybody itches underneath Everybody thinks one thing when something else is the truth Everybody stubs a toe or experiences grief Everybody over spends over reacts and over eats And everybody at some point, gets broken up with You and me and her and him But not everybody heals or knows satisfaction Not…

Peripheral Neuropathy

After I throw the beautiful dead things away And wipe out the vase After I lay back down and cry covering my face But I don’t mean it and you don’t know it I sometimes say it but never show it…. After I destroy the pictures and the negatives on film After I tell myself I never loved…