HILL HOME

You got an elegywhen you needed an odeThe age on your most breathtaking features I was built for heartbreakI was built to absorb woesTo feed soulTo see potentialAnd have it disappoint me Shout! I made it outAnd I’ve seen the…

WARMTH

From the smile on my faceTo the cold toesYou find misplacedUnderneath the covers S. L. Cottle

SUNKISSED

The coolnessThe heatToes wiggling beneathIt goes to your soulA lightness covers your wholeBeing S. L. Cottle

TO FEEL SUMMER AGAIN

A butterflyready to dry its wings A driveacross the countryTo feel summer again Trapped in a cocoonThe needTo feel summer again Wanting what was left in placeIn place for a reason,memoriesGliding under treesDiving into dirty waterKissed cheeks Was I looking…

ONE, TWO, THREE

One that’s immatureToo young to have really gotten anywhere sureA little bit triviallooking back, anyways One that’s boldBlow up the highs and the lowsMoments so lowI have to pull my feet out of the dirtonly to be hanging on the…

REDISCOVERING YOUTH IN THE DISTRICT

Youth comes backday by daywhen you start to shedthings away When’d you startto feelso trapped Making eyesthrough Metro doorsGrabbing numbersoff the platform Taking a helpful strangers handthrough a Stanely Cup won crowdlifted up to yellin celebration Midnight bike ridesstopped for…

BREATHE

When your mind jumpsAround, up, downBreathe Things are so certainThe uncertainBreatheTime changes no oneBut isn’t time changeBreathe It’s how you deal with timeDeal with your mindBreathe S. L. Cottle

FORGETFUL

Remember the sand and the seaThe colors of the dayMusic playingWhen I smiled bigNo worry in the worldMy world It was harder to forget than it seemedSlowly realizing a lot of it wasn’t me I can remember the seaThe sandThe…

FOXHALL

I’m herelooking for the company of treesto feel nurtured Observationsor veiled dedicationon your lips My brain?Some connectionthat turns get, give, and leaveinto wants, more, and please Your brain?“Wired so differently from mine”your words, not mine The shared pieceswe’re both lookingand…

EVERYONE NEW

Now that time has passedI wonder if everyone newnotice what you know Familiar golden braceletthat I carry the sea with meThe idealistic eyesin love with new daysshedding the weight of your worries Now I’m too good for ‘bad’too bad for…