I Do Not Want To Own The World

You always told me
how you were going to
give me the world but
I kept trying to tell you
that I did not want
to own it-
I just wanted to be
free within it.



Swim At Your Own Risk

Sometimes I get pulled
away by the tide of
thinking about you.

My tea grows cold in
the cup and I hardly
notice that afternoon
has turned into
the rose gold blush of sunset.

I find my feet and arms
treading water while I
wonder if it is not too late
to swim for shore.