When I Die

This song is about the realization that the way you loved someone might have made you the best version of yourself that you could ever be, and also how when you die, you’ll want to leave this world as the best you ever were. So – even though that person might be gone from your life or things didn’t work out – when you die, you’ll try to think of the way you loved that person, because that love made you someone you’d be proud to be.

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heart strings

the strings of this heart,
once tied tightly in earnest
– quivering at mere whispers –
have since loosened in their resolve.

such supple sinews had hitherto stretched forth,
gayly greeting hands that might have played
implacably dulcet melodies.

if only practice made perfect.

how can it be
that after so few years
and even fewer loves
these strings have so frayed?


I cherished her,
not because
she could see past
                   my scars

…’twas rather in the way she minded them.

Le Cose Che Ti Dico

One of the songs I wrote for my final project for an Italian class.  The title translates to “The Things I Tell You” – the chorus (in English) goes “The things I tell you / are the true / when I look inside / I see opportunity / if you come with me / you will see the quality of life / it’s very beautiful”.

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