"The desert bears only a scathing sun, and nothing more."
"What about mirages?"

Monday, May 28, 2012

Prince Charming - Poetry Prose.

This is just me rambling but I think I love you.
Or at least,
I love how good of a picture you take
and those nice shiny trophies on your shelf
and the fact that you're everything anyone expects from
Prince Charming.
If I loop my arm around you, everything will be set.
If I loop my arm around you, it will be easy to forget
that boy who passed me notes in the hallyway
who smiled shyly and blushed when I smiled back
who wrote me a song all in C
but never had a chance to sing it.

Grid Paper - Poetry Prose.

Your grid paper life offers all the structure I need.
But it's just that, isn't it?
It just looks good on paper.
Beyond the starched white crisscrossed with hazy blue lines there is something
trying to escape.
Something tangible and wild that doesn't just bend the rules,
And when that wild soul bears its teeth and breaks free of the hard gridded lines that keep it in check,
things become visceral and real,
beautiful in an ugly way.
Without these lines, life would be raw and untamed
and so much better.

I Was Mistaken.

When I look
I see
I mistook
your pleasantries
for friendship
and what we had
was really
at all.

When I touch
I feel
too much
the cold shoulder
of your scowl
and I know
you meant
none of it
at all.

I was mistaken
about you
and I'm sorry
for it too.

Monday, May 21, 2012


when will the King
crown the valiant Knight?
and when will the Rich
see the Poor's blight?
When does Darkness
reign over Light?

Thursday, May 3, 2012

100 More.

Two years ago I wrote out a list titled "100 Reasons to Like You." Today I felt like that list needed to be revisited and retitled. So this one is "100 Reasons to Love You."

1. I love how small your writing is.
2. I love that you're okay with being a nerd.
3. I love that we have our own brand of humor.
4. I love that you pretend to be gay with all your friends.
5. I love that you nhave a passion for music.
6. I love that you read my writing.
7. I love that we could spend all our time together napping.
8. I love rolling d20's on Thursdays with you.
9. I love that oyu've always got a new band to show me.
10. I love that we can hang out with your younger brother and have a blast.
11. I love how gracious and kind your parents are.
12. I love the fact that we find is sort of awkward to talk in the phone, because we only ever text or speak in person.
13. I love the fact that you are willing to try new things and explore new places.
14. I love that you will listen to my rants, even when they're stupid.
15. I love the way you smile.
16. I love how easy it is to be around you.
17. I love that you have so many different interests.
18. I love how much you have dedicated yourself to your band.
19. I love how easy and uncomplicated we are.
20. I love that you stuck around when I screwed up.
21. I love your patience.
22. I love that we can sit together in silence and be comfortable.
23. I love that when our taste differs, it's not an issue.
24. I love that we agree on a lot of things.
25. I love that you are friends with my brother.
26. I love that we never fight.
27. I love how I always say I'm going to win the tickle fight, but I never do.
28. I love hugging you.
29. I love asking you for piggy back rides.
30. I love making you laugh, even if it is sometimes at me!
31. I love the fact that you're not afraid to tease me.
32. I love when you tell me you love me, because I know you mean it.
33. I love that you procrastinate almost as much as I do.
34. I love that we have inside jokes.
35. I love that most of your T-shirts are band tees.
36. I love that I get to call one of your best friends "Bearded Ryan". ;P
37. I love that you cannot be rushed.
38. I love that my parents like you.
39. I love that you are unafraid to grow a mustache.
40. I love that 2 years seems like nothing.
41. I love that no matter how bad of a day I'm having, seeing you will make it better 100% of the time.
42. I love that we do a ton of laughing.
43. I love your blue eyes.
44. I love that we go to shows together.
45. I love that on our first date we went to go see Shutter Island, and I'm pretty sure neither of us understood what was going on.
46. I love that you bought a fuzzy brown shag carpet for your drums.
47. I love the way you explain what's happening in a book or comic or life in general to me.
48. I love listening to you just talk.
49. I love how easy it is to get along with your friends.
50. I love watching movies together.
51. I love that you never have to ask me about school, but you'll listen to me rant about it anyways.
52. I love that you pay attention to politics, even when I feel disillusioned with them.
53. I love that when you are curious about something, you will go and find out about it.
54. I love that when I asked you if you wanted to meet my dad, you said yes. And then you dealt with him and a crying baby for a week.
56. I love that I am FINALLY able to put names to almost all your cousins.
57. I love that we can spend hours doing basically nothing.
58. I love how comfortable it is to spend time with your family.
59. I love how we sometimes sit down with the intention of watching something and spend two hours talking with a blank tv in front of us.
60. I love that you're oaky with the way I dress.
61. I love that you like hanging out with my best friend.
62. I love the way you look when you wake up from a nap.
63. I love the fact that the minute you are home you change into comfy clothing.
64. I love the way your room is never quite messy, but never tidy either.
65. I love how hard you work at everything you do.
66. I love the way you look.
67. I love messing up your hair.
68. I love that when I make a funny face at you, you make one right back.
69. I love that we don't have to be together every second of the day, as that would be impossible!
70. I love that you will only dance if it's a hardcore two-step.
71. I love that you don't pry.
72. I love that we sometimes read each other's minds.
73. I love how easy it is to tell you things.
74. I love that I can trust you with every detail of my life.
75. I love that you remember the day we started dating.
76. I love that we met through a mutual love for Will Smith.
77. I love how awkward our first kiss was.
78. I love that we both thought Andriuk was senile.
79. I love wearing your band's t-shirts, and telling people about it.
80. I love it when you ask if something I'm wearing is new; it always makes me smile.
81. I love the way you make me laugh.
82. I love that you always text me good night.
83. I love that you like my hair short.
84. I love that we head bang together.
85. I love that we can spend hours together in a car and not get annoyed with each other.
86. I love that you call me out when I'm saying "like" to much.
87. I love that you give me your opinion in a straight forward way.
88. I love how much integrity you have and how honest you are.
89. I love that you now have probably like 2000 Dominion cards.
90. I love that you enjoy spending time with your family.
91. I love that we can split a bill.
92. I love that you hacve realistic expectations of yourself.
93. I love that when you have a goal, you go out and get it.
94. I love that we can have mutual friends.
95. I love that you rarely get angry.
96. I love that we don't have to berate or lecture each other.
97. I love that you're okay with all my pets.
98. I love that when Joplin brings you a ball, you'll throw it for her and when she had puppies you cuddled with them.
99. I love taking long walks with you.
100. I love how amazing you are.