Rid & Savor


I studied your face one more time

To make sure I didn’t miss anything

The cusp of your cupids bow

The Bermuda triangle of freckles planted on the side of your mouth

I kiss you goodbye like it’s the last time

I tell myself it is 

I want it to be true


Love Haze

We made each other come alive
And I never minded the pain of what that entailed
Our highest highs were worth the lowest lows
Or at least, I remember it that way.

I have captured moments I never wanted to let go
Like the fire in your eyes from the moment you woke, pristine & jade
Kissing under the rain, mud-ridden & dirty
Heavy metal music stomping through the air, passion dancing at our feet

I wish I could feel the way we felt together again
Pure electricity flowing through our harrowed hands
The air thick around us at every breath.



It leaves a bitter taste in my mouth
When I pass New Rochelle
I almost felt as if the train slows down
Just to let me know

“I’m leaving you again.”
You’re leaving me again.



I know the sound of your heart
It rings like cherry pits clinking at the bottom of a glass bowl
It sounds of burning rubber skidding on double yellow lines
I know it bleeds sweet & burns.