The Upside

I don’t have to lie or build rapport for free I have nobody to blame when results are shaky Don’t expect a damn thing so I see through fake shit Don’t have a master to pretend to be enthusiastic with I can move and grow when I feel I should I can foster connections when … Continue reading The Upside

Breathing Room

He was supposed to go to Hedgehog Academy. He was born for it. He knew the ins and outs of the expectations ever since he was 5. His sole caregiver, an Ant, studied diligently and fiercely to get into Hedgehog Academy and not only graduated with honors and scholarships and awards, but attended graduate school … Continue reading Breathing Room

Class of 2018

She said she loved me and I hadn’t asked her to And then I thought that’s probably something a normal mom would do And then graduation popped into my head I wouldn’t have seen this if I had been dead that made me happy and mad having no other family can be sad And no … Continue reading Class of 2018

His middle name

What she wants is different from what I need She’s just a cartoon And I’m just infatuated… She wants a long table in a dark room, candles lit at the center of the table, a fire place roaring in the background, soft classical music dancing on the wind, a window open as darkness seeps in … Continue reading His middle name

Herzdieb

Nothing I do ever pleases you But I’d drop my surname to orbit you Only because you don’t care whether or not I ever do I’d hold reason hostage if it belonged to you Only because I get serotonin boosts from loving you I’d levitate if your mouth gave me a boost Only because you … Continue reading Herzdieb