I’ll Remember


I’ll remember how I wanted to tell you everything

rummaging around in my head

I’ll remember the crumbs I gave you

and the tears that threatened to shed

I’ll remember how I locked it all away

and let you speak instead


-Mother & Daughter in the café

At Court


I am not a Princess

I am the Queen of all my days

and the King of all the time that is left

for I do not bow to Fools

or laugh at the Jester who impedes my way

I walk this day as one walks in grass


sunken feet into the dirt

green shards between my toes

and I know that I am home