#11, Aaron


Heart like a grenade

Around you I’m liable to explode


There I go

Smashed into pieces


Your spirit animal should be a bulldog



But lovable and sweet.

Like hugging a brick wall wrapped in cotton


Strong. You are so strong.

Yet there is this tender soul under it all.

You let me in.

I let you in.

We are have intertwined. There will be no separating us now.


You saved my life.

There was no point before there was you.

There would be no point after you.


Your eyes burn golden in the afterglow

I love to watch them burn

Like I light you on fire from the inside out.

I wonder if my eyes burn blue at you.

I’m burning inside too.


Gear everywhere

Gear and trash

Helmets and boots

Flashlights and scanners.

3am firecalls.

You steal my damn flip flops again

Smoke and sweat smell in my car for days.


You have no idea that your worth is more than your father taught you.

You are digging your own hole of your insecurities under a blanket of his neglect and lies.

We could all drown in those lies.


You love to be obnoxious and drive me crazy.

I put up a fight.

But I really love it because you only do it cause you love my reactions to things.


You make me feel safe.

Like no one else.



We walk hand in hand together.

There is no where else I would rather be than with you.

Love has taken me to you.




One thought on “#11, Aaron

  1. You went for the whole 10! I started to and then couldn’t figure out where it was going exactly so I quit after three. You hung in there and did a great job on this.

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