you have loved
every inch of my flaws
your fingertips have traveled
the winding roads
of my body
taken detours
and enjoyed the scenery
you have stood
in my babbling river of words
just to feel the way
they pool around your skin
you have perfected
my imperfections
and fucked every
negative thought from my mind


April 19, 2019

what i mean

when i say i like the sound of your voice
what i mean is your baritone chuckle
rumbles through my bones
like the distant thunder
in a summer storm
sticky and sweet
clinging to my skin

when i say i miss you
what i mean is without you i forget color
i no longer taste the bubblegum sunrise
my garden
which was once a candy sprinkle kaleidoscope
is now painted in shades of gray

when i say i want you
what i mean is my tongue craves the salt of your skin
like a mouthful of ocean water
i drink you in
and only want more

when i say i need you
what i mean is that i can never remember how to exhale
my breath caught in my throat
swallowing i love yous
and choking on the thick air of your absence

when i say i love you
what i mean is like a needle pointing north
you are my way home
through thickets and winding roads
you are worth the scratches and blisters
your smile is my welcome mat


April 9, 2019


she smelled like
honeysuckle and night air
but tasted of whiskey and home
her heart ran wild in a way
that made him want to chase after it

her love
caused the universe to seem small
and her kisses
could make the sun shiver

that’s why
with a sky full of stars
he was looking at the
constellations of freckles
on her skin

she was his


April 8, 2019


you’ve been warned

call me “baby”
one more time
and i might just lose it
on you

i might lose control
of my lips
and i can’t be held accountable
for the way they will
attack your body

no inch of your skin
will be safe

push me against the wall
just one more time
and you will feel
the full effect
of my passion
unleashing in your arms

tell me you love me
just one more time…

and you might just be
stuck with me


April 4, 2019