Author: Jennifer Kriski

ALMOST

I woke up blinded Reminded of your smooth words and the thought of you 4:14 a.m. most of Toronto’s still sleeping Laying here wide awake, I’m lucid dreaming The only place where I let things go, with some degree of my control Baby, these days love has different meanings A few months pass and it was nothing more than demeaning to you Maybe I shouldn’t have let myself walk in Maybe my values were to...

86,400 SECONDS

86,400 seconds in one day I awoke to the light beaming through the slits in my curtains My hands numb, and my chest heavy. Wondering why the 3 AM thoughts have not left my mind already 8 AM on the 501 Queen trying to keep my hands steady from my anxious trembles. Messy hair, and dark circles Trying to get a grasp on reality, seemingly now it’s considered virtual Lies on lies, well…I tried. My dear...

YOU ARE MORE THAN JUST PRETTY

You told me I was “pretty” as if that is all that is desirable about me. I am not just pretty. Can’t you see? I cannot fall asleep at night because of my anxiety. She cannot think straight because she’s struggling with sobriety. She was an essence, beautiful and broken. Her words, softly spoken. Her mind was thought provoking. I spent most of my years wondering why many seemed to think worth is ba...

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