Jury Duty

all rise
shifty eyes
prejudices come to mind

truth or lies?
they testify
fear of God—traditionalized

stars and stripes
sewn with pride
decorating to remind

in due time
the jury finds
the verdict—unanimized


Written: October 20, 2016 at Malden District Court

Sick, Sad World

Sometimes things are not ok.

Sometimes the world seems miserable. But we have to overcome loss, abuse, or depression and move forward. Eventually, we must learn to mindfully repel negative thoughts and feelings. We must look past this sick, sad world and see the beauty within us, above us, and beyond us; the beauty of it all. The beauty of anything at all.


Written: June 18, 2015
Sometimes it’s hard to follow your own advice.

I Wish I Were A Vulcan

I wish I were a Vulcan
so I wouldn’t start to cry
every time I thought I saw you
out the corner of my eye

I wish I were a Vulcan
then I wouldn’t want to die
as I lie in bed alone at night
and wonder, “why, oh why?”

oh, why, oh why was I so blind to see
my one in seven billion falling out of love with me?
and how, oh how could I twice make that mistake?
a Vulcan wouldn’t do that because logic would dictate

I wish I were a Vulcan
so I wouldn’t waste my time
running all those things you said to me
on loop inside my mind

I wish I were a Vulcan
then I wouldn’t have to lie
when someone asks me how I am
and I answer, “I’m just fine”

oh, why, oh why was I so blind to see
my one in seven billion falling out of love with me?
and how, oh how could I twice make that mistake?
a Vulcan would’ve noticed and tried to communicate

oh, I wish I were a Vulcan
with a cold and solemn vibe
steering clear of romance
and the ties that lovers bind

I wish I were a Vulcan
well, then I’d be satisfied
as a Science Officer
aboard the Starship Enterprise

oh, why, oh why was I so blind to see
my one in seven billion falling out of love with me?
and how, oh how could I twice make that mistake?
a Vulcan wouldn’t do that because logic would dictate

but I’m glad that I’m a human
and I’m glad that you are too
for it’s better to have loved and lost
than to have suppressed my love for you


Written: Out of my mind, 2016
This song was written in my head to the tune of Oh, Susanna (key of C).