for the first time

the deep dark pit

that i’ve allowed to

swallow me up

began to crack and

your light found its way

into spaces that have never

experienced anything different.

i moved my hands towards

each opening in hopes that

i could keep digging

to let in more light

but my tired hands were

ready to give up and let go


you placed your hands

close to mine and started

digging with me

telling me i’m here

with your words and showing me

through your actions.

the pressure filled walls

let out its last and final sigh

and finally i saw that our

was never in vain.

now my pit is destroyed

with your wisdom filled words

and your dirt covered hands

showed me that

you were right there all along.

you’ve demolished my walls

you’ve heard my cries

and you’ve saved parts of me

i thought were six feet deep

and i’m ready to rebuild

alongside you.

all people

have you ever wondered why love is so universal

why some love covers but some exposes

why love looks angry or bitter or uncertain

why people still love after they’ve been hurt

or abused or beaten or left in the cold

why love looks blue and black but most times purple

her love keeps going back to him

while his love notices her only when its convenient

why love carves itself into the depths of a soul

only to leave a little damage to claim its territory

or maybe

why love looks like sun beams shining down on the pavement

why some love holds and caresses with its fingers

why people still love after thirty five years

and will forever and always

her love keeps going back to him

while his love only and always notices her

why love carves itself into the depths of a soul

only to show that love is different

and it is universal.

i spend too much time thinking

about this alternate universe

that i continue to create these

images that i know shouldn’t

and forming  them in my head

that imply distinct differences

than my flesh carries out

ever since our first time

around the sun

but meeting you changed everything

and your status is much different

than mine but that will not keep me

from you.