#77

"Treat others the way you wanna be treated."

That’s true, that’s a good idea. 

But, I think it’s just as important to

Treat YOURSELF

the way you want to treat others.

#76

Your body’s mystery - 

I know it’s no myth.

But If I was the judge,

your body would

plead the fifth.

#75: tears of frustration

I stand back from my creation and beg the world:
“Tell me you love it!”

Which means that I don’t.

I know I have something inside me
Better than this.

I know there is a song inside me
That I will love.

But I haven’t found it,
I haven’t found MY song.

And I’m scared
I
Never
Will

#73
let me be smoke unjudged, ungraded, just allowed to be just allowed to be able to create without fear able to speak without hesitation i write a song and say “they will hate it” “or worse they won’t care” and i put the guitar away and i put me away let me be smoke, let me be

#73

let me be smoke
unjudged, ungraded, just allowed to be

just allowed to be

able to create without fear
able to speak without hesitation

i write a song
and say “they will hate it”
“or worse they won’t care”

and i put the guitar away
and i put me away

let me be smoke,
let me be

#71

stand still long enough
for me to trace your shadow
stand inside this room
until i feel again.

i am hiding i am nothing

i wish that i really was
everything you think i am
i wish that i could feel
nothing ever again

i am hiding i am nothing

#70

I like what I see in the mirror.

Until the scale
Tells me
Not to.

#69
the business of shame points me out pronounces my name wrong in front of the whole school
six years wrong old i can’t remember if i corrected him
"this isn’t right there’s a problem with this” i say to the mirror
the business of shame

#69

the business of shame
points me out
pronounces my name wrong in front
of the whole school

six years wrong old
i can’t remember if i corrected him

"this isn’t right
there’s a problem with this”
i say to the mirror

the business of shame

#68

"I need you to write a song."

Easy!
Who am I writing for?
What’s the job?

Is it a song for the bar?
For the church?
For dancing?
Crying?

D’you need a song for the cool kids?
For the depressed?
For radio?
The street?

Either way, easy!

"No. Not for any of those.
I need you to write a song for you.
YOU need you to write a song
For
You.”

#67

dont let yesterday’s dreams become 

today’s obligations.

if it feels good to let go,

do it.

#65

i am writing this poem instead of

smashing my phone
throwing this coffee cup against the wall
screaming “fuck” at the top of my lungs
putting my fist thru the monitor
putting my fist into the wall
flipping the desk over

all of which would make me feel good for a 

second

and bad for the 

day