I’ve Been Thinking

Lately, I’ve been thinking
about pirate ships sinking.
I’ve been thinking of ways
to be spending my days.

Lately, I’ve been thinking
about those not blinking.
I’ve been thinking of you
and the stuff we used to do.

Lately, I’ve been thinking
about my future and what
it holds. I’ve been thinking
of what I have done right
or wrong. I’ve been thinking
of ways to become better.

Lately, I’ve been thinking
of how things used to be.
I’ve been thinking about life
and how days became nights.

Now, I’m thinking that it will
be fine. I’ve been thinking
that I must take the time
to feel alright and to be kind.

Before I Die

I want to fly
across the world.
I want to see
leaves of green
fall across the sky.
Before I die,
I want to breathe
care-free air.
I want to be
the ocean breeze
that is warmer
than it seems.
I want to freeze
time. I want
to seize – believe.
I want to rise –
reach new highs.
I just want to live
before I die.

A Series of Short Stories

I took a very small break from poetry to finish up some old short stories. I went back and revised the previous drafts. Without further ado, I present you five stories:

1. The Backstreet
2. Growing Up
3. Monsters
4. My Light
5. Gone

A Series of Short Stories