I stumbled across some of my old poems that I wrote during my undergrad years (which was about 1.0007 seconds ago). None of which are about anything of imminent importance, but interesting enough. I’m publishing one poem a day for the next six days.
Read them, love them, hate them, start dialogue, send them to your mom for her birthday…whatever’s clever.
I wanted the truth to ring in your head like an ambulance siren
Shake your entire being.
I wanted the truth to unshackle the hesitations
and doubts that were bound to your chambered heart.
I extracted the most lovable parts of myself,
Spread them at your feet.
Around them like petal-shaped landmines.
I was hugging a cactus…
but what a beautiful way to bleed.