Starry Nights


Dragging a smoking cigarette

from the beaten bar of the broken

Holding the crest of your hat against the wind of southern chill

Gray air burning on your dusty lips

White button down

Two sizes larger

Plain, mundane to those who lack elegancy

The thumb of yours scruffs your beard

Leaning low so that your face does not detect attention

Scars embed on your right hand

Dry bones poke at your wrist

Saturday night bar lights

in December

Fight the cold and take in the heat of your dying cigarette


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Paris is magic

like your crystal blue eyes

in a delicate snowfall.

Paris is of drowsy Sunday evenings,

the elegance of an emotional home, and warmth

in the chill cold rain.

Paris is a beautiful memory

of the beauty that is left of you and I


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A Horrible Soul

A Horrible Soul

When the creative universe came to be

Was I a mistake brought by gravity and clusters?

Did I defy a prison of distortion or escape a cell of imprisonment?

To be a rebel in Venus’ gases of heat

There are ones who never know of their detriment

Selfish shards of my heart break in vain

A misfit among a world full of imperfect scars

The name of the wretched claim to be slain

Tables are turned, lines are clear

I disappear


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A strong-hold

Confident and bare

Lustful to skin

Raw to veins

Rough, amorously comforting

As slick as grease

Cold to a thin body beneath

Fire to  bones

Beauty to  eye


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Fresh Coffee in October

Fresh Coffee in October

Steaming warmth against the chill of the cool air

Coffee laced with French Vanilla burns my tongue with temporary reality.

Awakening my soul for a hectic, foggy morning

creeping down the lining of my spine like the draft

flowing through the crisp air.

Coffee in October pours into the emptiness of my heart

and now I am ready for the encryption of autumn.


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Self- Love❤️

To have self-love is to have happiness and joviality in life’s chaos. Self-love in my opinion is the most important love in the world, because when you love yourself, then everything around you falls into place. Along with self-love comes the ecstasy everyone chases after. In modern times, self-love is often hard to find within our own hearts and I blame that on three things: the world, society, and toxic people.

So many people don’t have self-love in the world and don’t know the elation people feel when they have it. It is important to have self-love, because mental health needs to be everyone’s main priority. To love yourself is to have an inner beauty that no one can take away from you no matter how much negative energy society and toxic people throw your way. Overcoming the world and all of its disasterous quandary starts with the ability to love yourself no matter the situation that is being played at hand. No, having self-love is not selfish, but necessary to find peace, joy, and other type’s of love in the universe.


The world is a beautiful rich place, but it can also be very detrimental. Mental stability, self-esteem, brokeness, and hatred all are central issues the world puts out, but I believe self-love to be the cure. To flourish in the right mentality and remain at a rising level of self-esteem, you need to constantly have positivity running through your veins. There is nothing wrong with complementing yourself and loving yourself on a daily basis. Also, complementing others and loving others creates a sentiment of self-love that gives hopefulness to the broken. You know when you have self-love because you have no space for hatred to linger in your heart and soul. I honestly I encourage you that if the world has brought you down and torn the inside of your spirit to shreds, then start building your self-love from the ground up. It is never to late to start!


A very common and normal idea that people in society love to give is that they are perfect. This is a misconceived idea and is one of  the most ignorant and dishonest ideas that is out in the universe. Society severely hurts anyone and everyone, because we love to put on this fake truth that our lives are perfect and that we don’t have problems like everyone else. The most powerful way you can confront society and it’s backlash on what is right and wrong is to have enough self-love to say that you won’t fall in line with society and their ideals, because if it takes away  your happiness and self-love, then it’s over-rated. Obviously no one’s life is perfect and the sooner self-love embellishes your life, the sooner you won’t give a damn about what society thinks of you.


Toxic people are almost always unavoidable in life. To truly endure life, you will always have the challenge of facing toxic people and their lies. From personal experience, it is difficult letting go and rising above toxic people, but after you let go and move on, the feeling is so relinquishing and true inner freedom is discovered. Toxic people love to bring others down due to their own insecurities and depression, but when you find self-love for yourself and teach others how to find it in themselves, it gets easier to recognize a virulent person. I am not saying that letting toxic people go or learning how to impede toxic people from your everyday life will be a serene or tranquil process, but I do know for a fact  that you will gain self-love and confidence.

Self-love won’t happen over night and it takes time to train your mind to love yourself first. In all of the world’s turmoil, it is important to have the right mind-set and enough self-love in your life to completely disregard those who cannot reach the mental level of positivity and self-love. Keep loving yourself with all the love you can muster, because no one else will love you if you can’t love yourself.

“Work on being in love with the person in the mirror who has been through so much but is still standing.”

“Self-love is not selfish; you cannot truly love another until you know how to love yourself.”

“Self-love is so important. Because when you find yourself crying on the bathroom floor whether it’s 3 am or 5 in the afternoon, who is going to be there for you? You. You have to pick yourself up and find the strength to move on. At the end of the day, you’re all you’ve got.”

“The more you love yourself, the less nonsense you’ll tolerate.”

“When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits anything that kept me small. My judgment called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.”

“It’s not your job to like me. It’s mine.”

“Talk to yourself like you would talk to someone you love.” – Brene Brown

“Self-love is the greatest middle finger of all time.”

“The most powerful relationship you will ever have is with yourself.” – Steve Maraboli


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