I am poem… for Grandpa

I wonder if you know what you left behind. I hear the sound of my mother crying. I see my family hunched over his body, wailing. I want to do the same. But the tears won’t come.   I pretend that I’ve got it all together. I feel like I’m about to burst. I touch the box of memories I am…

Dear Connie,

I don’t think I have enough pretty words or expressions to tell you how much you’ve meant to me this year. But just know that you have impacted my life in ways not a lot of people have ever gotten the chance to. I remember when we first started really interacting last semester at DIVE……

we gon be alright

Dear Punk, You and I both don’t receive affirmations well, but try to soak this one in okay? I appreciate you a lot. I don’t think you understand how deeply I have learned to cherish your friendship. If I’m honest I’m not sure what our relationship was going to look like at the beginning of this…

I am honored

Dear X, You gave me a huge piece of your story today. It’s undoubtedly God’s and always will be, but you gave a section to me to care for. I promise to keep this safe, to hold tightly to it. I promise to care well for it, to nourish it and protect it. X, I…

to my brother

Dear David, Tonight is one of those nights where I can feel your absence as tangibly as I can feel the keyboard under my fingers. Other than the low hum of the TV show dad is watching, it’s quiet here at home… just as it always has been. But in missing you, the silence continues…

kindred spirits

surround yourselves with people who will walk through life with you. who will listen carefully when your heart is breaking, who will reassure you that your heart is important when you agonize about the same thing for the hundredth time. find people who will share music with you, who will send you funny memes, and…

To my best friend.

Dearest heart/most intimate friend/sister/future maid of honor, Here is my daily reminder to you painted out for all the world to see: I love you. You are so beautiful both inside and out, and your heart is one of the biggest I’ve ever seen. I am constantly overwhelmed by how much you care and love…

You deserve to be loved

***This is to a specific person in my life, you know who you are. But I hope whoever else is reading might be able to receive from this as well. Dearest Friend and Sister, I just wanted to remind you that you are loved and cherished deeply by your Creator. The hands that fashioned the…