Monday, August 29, 2011

Missin' these

i miss these kids.
they've made my life a better thing.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

by Suprise

Some days I look up

and realize how long you've been gone,

a punch in the throat

that rises up with a burn.

And as I struggle to swallow it down,

I'm forced to admit -

I still wait for you to come home.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Thankful for you, Friend

Thankful for the friend,

who grabs your attention
and says, "you are Fine."
so assured, you have to believe her,
even as you waver on the edge of insecurity

the one who makes time for you,
because you just mean that much to her,
still that girl she met back when,
all innocence and hope.

who hears the words unspoken
and knows what you're trying to say,
because you're too afraid of what
will happen if you say them outloud

the friend who pulls
in the edges of your world
until life makes sense, who knows you
when you forget your own self.

All of you, I am thankful for.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Lemon Drop Morning

First day back
felt good and right
and everything it should be.

But a little bit sad
because things are different
and you know how I am with change...

It's funny how life tastes,
so sweet and warm,
wrapped around a drop of sorrow.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

An Amazing Feeling

a photo from a recent shoot =)

Do you ever realize how extremely blessed you are
by the relationships in your life?
Do you ever look around and go,
Wow. I am so loved.

It's kind of an amazing feeling.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Break so you can Heal

Sometimes you have to rebreak a bone
in order for it to heal right.

Maybe the same is true
for one's soul.

I'm finding maturity is choices:

to love,


and breathe.

And maybe most importantly,
to never settle.

You're worth more than that.

Be Still, my Heart

And right here

is about where I fell in love.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

:: Matt&Abby ::

"Love is friendship on fire"
So true, with these two...


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Seize the Day

and in my final night


that I seized the day.

-Lewis Mundt

I keep his book of poetry on my nightstand, for the nights
I lay down discouraged,
and need to remember who I want to be.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Soon, School

School starts soon,
and I have so much Anticipation
building up inside
I get these little tremors
in my chest.


Saturday, August 6, 2011

If I Knew How to Save You

I trace the half moon
water stain with my eyes,
running my fingers across
the summer heat lingering
on the wall.
I find your words so familiar,
the anguished lyric
of loving somone
incapable of loving you back.
But while my words
rise up at the edges with hope,
your phrases are weighted
with defeat
And it scares me how much
hurt is sitting in this room.

I wish I knew how to save you.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

With Little Brother

He helps me remember how to laugh,

deep down from inside.

Shows me how to live big, live bold -

be proud of who you are.

With him, I have courage.