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she wasn’t like
the others

she travelled the
world without

her soul

always full
her mind

occupied and

when I wanted
to feel the chills

I followed her
to the church

and listened
to her sing

amazing grace
like she wrote it
 Jan 2021 inked solace
Dear me,
Don't just sit
Rise, and pursue greatness.

Don't just watch
Go after what you want.

Don't just exist
Strive and start living.

Don't just dream
Work hard and aim for success.

Don't get tired
Keep hiking until you get to the peak.
 Jan 2021 inked solace
 Jan 2021 inked solace
there's a lock between you and me
and i can't find the key
i don't think i'll ever find it
because there's something stopping me
it always stops me
pulls me back
drags me down
in my dark place

when i'm alone it reminds me
of my problems
of my weakness
even if i think i'm strong
it manipulates me
and keeps me inside

i learned to live with it
but sometimes it overcomes me
and i fall down
i can't learn to live with it

i call it anxiety
maybe some of yall can relate
 Jan 2021 inked solace
They’d waited too long to say

“I love you”.

3 words. 3 syllables.

Yet they held millions of emotions unspoken.

and now that they’d done it, they wouldn’t,
couldn’t, stop

they told each other all the time. In the end of the argument and before the good news.

In the middle of the storm, even though it was hard to see, and after, when the raging winds had settled on a breeze

before the rising sun turned the sky pretty colors and after it flickered out and faded away into the dark

Underneath the stars that their love had been etched into

There was no love until death for them. Because it would never stop. Their love was beyond. It rose above any border that would dare to try and stop it. There was no finish line

because they were each other’s end game.  
 Jan 2021 inked solace
The waning moon loves to hide
And the dominant sky loves to cry
And the one who has nothing loves to give
And I my love, love to forgive.
 Jan 2021 inked solace
You said my name
A little too loudly
A little too harshly
And I'm sorry,
My tears escaped
Before my reply did.
 Jan 2021 inked solace
I deserve more than the prescription love you gave me
When do I stop feeling guilty for moving on?
 Jan 2021 inked solace
 Jan 2021 inked solace
You taught me to have coffee without sugar.
Only now do I understand what that means.
Bitter lover.
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