flowers don’t hide their petals when they get sun

how comfortable i am in my own skin

is my choice.

don’t judge how much you see on the outside,

when the inside of me is blossoming.




the girl i’ve always known

you are not in love with him

you love the way he makes you feel

like you are beautiful and

can be whole again.

like you are invincible.

he is noble

and kind,

he has shown you that you are more.

but you have always been more

it just took some of him to make you see this.

and that is ok.

it is called growing for a reason.


the words we turn into masks

maybe you are not afraid of commitment,

but afraid of what you are going to miss.

and you’ve been calling it being picky

or something like that,

but maybe it’s not that at all.


and far too many options

treating people on dating apps like options at a dinner buffet

rather than people who might be worth getting to know for more than a three-hour period

so many opportunities that choosing isn’t necessary-

no commitment required.






thoughts of a man.

there once was a boy

who couldn’t find his meaning

and so he used things

like coke and pretty girls

to forget who he was.

and it didn’t work

when he realized that drugs don’t last forever,

and well,


eventually they run.


to sit with yourself

the best way to transition

is to do it with kindness.

to allow yourself time

to accept the change that is occurring inside of you,

to turn your healing into love,

and give it to those who need it.

jumping back into romance

that is not really romance,

is not the answer to your problem, dear.

do not let strangers kiss your lips,

only for you to pull away from the foreign taste of their mouth,

only for you to feel bad about it in the morning.