Poems from Cassidy Paredes

MY SUNSHINE

What if my sun seized to shine? What if my world turned dark without the light, The light your smile …

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MY GAMES

I don’t know everything. I’m not a genius or brilliant or even someone worth listening to Or thinking about—but neither …

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CAPTURED

She was powerless against her racing mind.It told her what to be, who to be.She was confined in a cage …

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I’M WITHOUT YOU

Forgetting you is impossible.Living without you hurts.Even when I’m not thinking about you,I am. Ded. My sister

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EMPTY WELL

I can’t please you, I never could. So, I’m giving up, just like you think I should. I go left, …

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FLYING

My hands fell softly on the white and black keys— Gliding across them as the piano sang the tune of …

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SORROW

As I sink in the sea of sorrows,I let the ocean wash me away with all myGuilt,        …

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FALLING

I’m fallingSo slowly.I can’t seeWhat’s below me. Is it timeFor my end?Or will you catch meInstead? I doubt it.Can’t hope …

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SANCTUARY

The worn-out spine, I grasp too hard. But it’s what I have. It’s all I have. My bitter poems I …

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COME AND GO

You can come and go whenever you please. Don’t worry about me. One foot here, one out the door. Of …

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DROWNING

Here I am, in an open sea. The waves are crashing over me. I’m gasping for a breath of air—something …

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THE TYPEWRITER

He rolled up his sleeves and sighed before dusting off his old machine. The worn chair he sat on was …

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