Poem: Unattainable

I yearn for the implausible A love beyond reach Outsider to desires Craving a beauty that is but a dream A myth that I covet Woman of distant lands Haunting my every waking thought Drawing forth a sigh of longing Desperate for a long sought caress Love that would invite condemnation Forbidden among my people... Continue Reading →

Poetry: Judgements

I love you Do you? How can you say that When you hate yourself? Hmm, apparently you misheard the past tense I had evolved by then Past hatred To a mere dislike Even that has passed now But your judgements remain Self-loathing can beget love Who better to recognize it A heart that cannot love... Continue Reading →

Poetry: The Unattainable

Hello It’s been so long since I have had a walk Will you join me? It is a pleasure to have the honor May I have your consent to take your hand? You are most gracious with this honor Such a simple pleasure in life Is your touch Shall we proceed? The air is crisp... Continue Reading →

Mental Health: Time

In a matter of weeks I will be forty-four years old. It's just a number to me, marking out how long I have survived being me. Sometimes it feels as though I know exactly who has been marking the passage of those years, but others seem that I am a stranger to myself. I have... Continue Reading →

Mental Health: Damaging Words

"How can you say you love someone if you don't love yourself?" Has this question ever been put to you? I heard it from my ex-fiance. That should have been the clue that things wouldn't end well, but I loved her and wanted to find some meeting ground. It didn't work, obviously, since I prefaced... Continue Reading →

Quiet Dreams: Love…

...is something my past fiance thought (probably still thinks) that I am incapable of. Why? She questioned that someone who doesn't like themselves cannot be capable of love. We haven't communicated in years, but I do still have feelings for her and the aftermath of our relationship ending was devastating to me, particularly since I... Continue Reading →

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