A Few Haikus

And like that she stood

a stone jutting out of an

otherwise flat sea.


Burning up from shame,

life spent in purgatory,

she set herself free.


Rise my almighty,

stand tall, do you feel the sun?

It worships you too.


Look at my sky, see?

Same as yours, same as mine, see?

I see, we are one.


Love you, more than me.

In my heart, you’re all I see.

And gentle we go.


Poems and Photo by L.T.


The Box

I am much more fond of circles than I am of boxes. To me, a box signifies a limit, it is a clear path to an end goal. But a circle is limitless, it has endless opportunity.

The Sleep Effect

I hate that I’ve become the kind of person who groans as they get into bed.

A sigh that spills from my mouth and reveals how glad I am to put my life on hold, how much I crave this brake.

I used to be vibrant, full of energy from dawn to dusk.

I resented the fact that sleep was a necessity because I really didn’t need it.

Now, when I lay flat on my mattress and stare at the ceiling and notice how the light drifts in from the bare windows, I attempt to sink, sink so deep into the layers of my mattress that I disappear completely.

I attempt to hide myself from the stinging and painful reality of the world around me.

I hate that when I get up in the morning I groan because I realized my plan failed.

My mattress refused to swallow me up and now I must deal with the realness of the day.

Poem by L.T.

Just Once

I don’t recall how many nights I spent searching,

tucked and curled around your body.

Looking at your face in the dark,

and how the shadows masked your tired eyes.

I can’t remember all the times I turned around,

to catch a glance of you in the back seat.

Seeing you stare out the window,

at the rolling hills and endless canvas of the world.

All I wanted, was to see a smile,

and hold it forever in my heart.

I longed to catch you off guard,

and see a twinkle in your eyes comparable to the brilliant night stars.

I wanted to remember the way you used to smile,

with flowers in your hair and sunshine in your heart.

Just for a moment,

I wanted you to be free of the dark.

Poem by L.T.