self-sovereignty…

become a more beautiful, whole, confident version of you

don’t look for your
peace in getting back at them,
or trying to make them see your worth
and what they lost in you…

go more into yourself.
become a more beautiful, whole,
confident version of you…
one that doesn’t need anything
from them to feel free.

– self-sovereignty

– butterflies rising

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the exhale…

all of it made sense now, and none of it mattered anymore.

i stood there
in front of you
and i thought of everything
that had ever broken me,
i thought of everything
that had ever shattered my heart,
and in that moment when i looked at you
i thought of how maybe
i’ll tell you someday.
but for now, i just exhaled.
and i spoke nothing of any of it…

because all
of it made sense now,
and none of it
mattered anymore.

– butterflies rising

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i hope you can hear this…

i hope you
can hear this…
when your soul
is suffocating from all the
things you just. can’t. say.
as they chew at your chest
and you ache and crumble
until you become nothing
but mess and madness
gutted. on the floor.
and in the dark.
and it’s so. dark.
that even the moon hides
and the stars go quiet
and anything that ever
sounded like a way out
just. goes. quiet.
i hope you hear this…
it’s been so. damn. hard.
but you’ve been so brave.

– butterflies rising

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if it comes close to you…

if it comes
close to you,
it has to be
destiny-colored
and deep. souled.
there is too much
gold in that skin for
anything but sure hands
to touch it.
there is too. much. fire.
in that chest…
they’ve got to dance
with your wildness and
play in your beautiful mess
and drip wild poetry
on your lips with their kiss.

if it comes close to you,
it has to feel like this.
nothing less.

– butterflies rising

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