Poetry

Even When

#VSS365, Prompt: Even Even whendarkness shroudsall that I hope for,the warmth of your feetbeneath the sheetsslide to find mineat some ungodly hourand I’m reminded in the worst of timeswe still have each other

Grow

#VSS365, Prompt: shatter Growing up is tedious—A vine smothered beneatha paved pathwayTrampledWe persistReaching through the cracks to besun-kissedand seenJust as we peekan ocean of feetStampedeand we stretch tall and surviveor shatter beneath it all

Misheard

#VSS365, Prompt: Translational From the beginning,we had a translationaldilemmaYou said you loved me,I heard you’re leavingYou said trust,I heard lieYou begged me to stayso I grew wings to flyForever—you saidYou couldn’t have knownas soon as you wanted meIwasalreadygone

Impossibility

#VSS365, Prompt: Ledge My knees dragas I crawl to the ledgePeer over into all possibilityGrab my rope, tightenmy laces but stay It’s the sameevery dayI know what I could bebut I’m too afraid of heights

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