I am in love with a boy
who ripped me apart
to keep himself warm.

We open ourselves like thick oak doorways,
draw out the welcome mats
with years of dust and dirt ingrained.
My eyes are windows,
he pulls the shades shut.
Everyone carries around something
ancient baggage
but my hands are cracked and swollen
from the weight.

Silly women
are always working so hard
at lessening themselves.
Silly men
are always working so hard
at owning them.

But I was not unlocked.
My name was never ‘Home’.

Michelle K., He Named Me ‘Home’.

My grandmother tells me
through a face of folded velvet
that blood is always
thicker than water.
Drop them each in the same cup,
watch one rise,
watch one sink.
But oh,
how the color changes.
These are not so separate,
we are not so different.

Michelle K., My Uncle is Sick.

You may judge me for being soft and sensitive and emotional

but I know if I died tomorrow

everyone who is significant to me

would know exactly how I felt about them.

Tell me, can you say the same?

Far too often
we value
a body
more than
a soul.

Michelle K., Body Versus Soul.

There is just something
in the exhaled breaths
of the peaceful.

Michelle K., And You are Not Peaceful.

This is not
this is
This is looking your death
in the mirrored eyes
and walking away.
There is such
in your steps.

Michelle K., Remission.

They will always ask
if it is still you.
I will say no.

I am lying.
It is still you.
It was

Michelle K., About You.

kiss my ass to my anus cuz I’m finally famous

(this is a joke please don’t hate me creds to my girl Nicki)

Hahaha I literally got 14 messages telling me that Cara Delevingne posted my poem I love you guys

It is a sad sad truth that the media typically chooses to run stories that affect white/European people, particularly in the US. It is truly unfortunate, but please do not take your displeasure out on me.
My thoughts are always with anyone who is experiencing turmoil or strife. Just because I don’t constantly declare it on my blog doesn’t mean it’s untrue.
Additionally, it is unclear what race/ethnicity those 295 victims were.