Empty Cages

You said people like me are things

Thoughtless and unlovable

Moving onto the highest bidder.

You said I’ve become a place

A ruined city where ghosts of past wander

Like I’ll collapse the roof on anyone who seeks shelter.

You said someone like me is a crowd

Swallowing anyone who stands out

Waiting for the next best thing to envelope

So it’s best to surrender.


All aboard

“If you jump, I jump,” he says

King of the ocean with a heart consumed by the world
Every girl he’s sketched draws a breath
Sneaking away to dances in a borrowed suit
As regal ball gowns flood the golden room
Any man she had yet to serve
Offers her a lifeboat

“I’m Rose,” she doesn’t need to say
Holding her hand he believes in fate
They had to let go
Far from sinking ships, near to each other wherever they are
It’s the fall that shatters, tilts the ship to a halt
Passengers watch young love take it’s last breath
The water isn’t that cold
They’ll be glad to drown.

– Published on Lunar Longing, inspired by Titanic

It seems a bit out of character for Jack to jump but the story is a tragedy anyways, right?


Waves crashing ashore

Collapsing the sandcastles we built as kids

The best ocean view as the sun and horizon kiss

Seem like a distant memory of how I thought this would feel

As the sky seems out of reach

Architect within becomes without.

We begin going places rather make a home

Life isn’t a swing and a miss

Collect sticks and stones to protect what’s left

This is everything I thought it would be when I knew nothing

Take my hand, keep my thoughts like I kept yours

I’ll find a brick house that’s just ours with hardwood floors.


It’s past midnight here. Who told me to drink coffee? No one.

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