Three Poems


Breathe in, breathe out.
Walls close in,
Darkness surrounds.
Tunnel vision slowly consumes.

Breathe in, breathe out.
Throat constricts,
Unable to swallow.
Try to focus on something else.

Breathe in, breathe out.
Nobody notices,
Sweat drips down skin,
And harsh panicked breaths.

Breathe in, breathe out.
Walls look normal,
Darkness leaves.
Tunnel Vision slowly dissipates

Breathe in, breathe out.
Throat relieves.
The sky gleams crystal blue,
And the sun shines on my face.

Breathe in, breathe out.
Kids swing and go down slides.
The clamminess slips away,
And goosebumps dissipate.


The water caresses him,
like a dangerous lullaby,
slowing pulling him down under.
Lungs fill with wet and cold,
and darkness begins to surround him.
Is this the end?

Something rubbery hits his back,
only able to feel his surroundings.
Two smooth claws pull him out of the water.
A tentacle wraps around the waist.
Hacking and coughing the darkness subsides,
and he is met with eyes like the moon.

Larger ears flap in the wind,
the rubber turns into gray skin.
As he sits on the being’s tusks,
he realizes he is no longer alone.

Desert Summer

The sun rises
Casting sand in a gold glow,
Bathing rocks in morning heat
Making the desert reflect like gems.

Throughout the day animals hide
Snakes play hide and seek,
While lizards take shelter from the scorching sun,
And wait for heat to release.

The cooler air sets in,
While the sun paints the sky in abstract,
Of purples, reds, and golds.
The desert becomes silver, then pitch black.
Coyotes come to find their dinner,
Owls come to spy on mice.
Bats fly in search of insects,
And tarantulas look for their own feast

The sun rises,
Casting sand in a gold glow,
Bathing rocks and animals in morning heat,
And the cycle begins again.