you are everything
everything you wish to be
if only you try




we say yes when we mean no
we say no thanks when we wanna go
we say I’m fine when we aren’t okay
we say I’m busy when we wanna play
we say How are you? when it really doesn’t matter
we say You look great! when you’ve gotten fatter
we say That’s so interesting when really it isn’t
or Keep in touch! but prefer the distance

humans are the most curious beings
nothing is ever what it seems
why can’t we just say what we really mean?


A Case of the Mondays

I’ve got a case of the Mondays
the zipper pull’s broken
and the handles are worn
the outside’s all battered,
beaten, and torn
it’s overflowing with last week’s messy mass of massive mess
an unintelligible pile of procrastination, oversight, and stress
care to try and tackle it?
care to take it off my hands?
here, I’ll give it to you free of charge
with a handful of half-baked plans
don’t you want? – oh? you’ve got your own.
well then, here’s to us as we undertake another Monday to bemoan


Apologies, was off the grid for a couple days and missed those NPM posts, will do my best to push for a daily dose of poetry for the rest of the month. Hope everyone’s having an awesome April and overcoming those Mondays, one day at a time (;