Haiku #12: Do Unto Others

The hatred you spew

Makes me think we didn’t read

The same Jesus book.


Haiku #10: I Don’t Like Your Standards

Now I want to date

Someone who’s not white just to

Show you it’s not “wrong.”



I was born once, I think, though my mom lost the tapes so I really can’t prove it.

I believe her, of course, though sometimes when I watch the stars I catch myself wondering if one of them is a beacon, a call for me to come home to a world where my skin fits a little bit better and my thoughts don’t seem so far-fetched when they slip through my teeth.

I am a dreamer in a world of people perpetually awake.

And it makes me so, so tired.


Haiku #9: I Will Never Be a Grown-Up, Christmas Edition

To a five-year-old

Boy my Christmas haul would be

The best thing ever.


Haiku #8: Compromise

I’ll like what I like

And you like what you like and

The world lives, I swear. 


Haiku #7: On Again, Off Again

Inspiration, please 

Make an effort to come ’round

When you’re invited.