Confessions (Catherine)


Stop overthinking

It doesn’t have to be perfect


There need not be fireworks nor violins in the background

You don’t need to be poetic

Or all dressed up


Stop waiting for the right moment


Just walk right up

Look into her eyes

And tell her


Mistakes (Catherine)



No, they do not define you

As much and as strongly people might insist otherwise

Let me tell you, they do not


You need not explain or

Go down on your knees nor



Your debts are paid


Remove those shackles

Forgive yourself


Teenager couple breaking up ending relation


He always met me

In that glorious way of his


Midnight blue eyes sparkling

Arms open wide

That secret half smile


I stood there

And remembered


But then he turned around

His eyes blank

Arms clenched at his sides


And in that split-second

I knew

He was no longer mine


Red (Catherine)



I remember how you painted
Bold strokes, vivid colors
Fierce green eyes
That fire in your soul

You loved the same way

You were so much more
They just could not do it


Shove you into that tiny white box
Hold your strings


You were much too different, much too brave
They just could not understand

It’s no wonder they never knew you

They only ever saw you in black and white

You were neither

Questions (Catherine)


“Why did you run away? Was I not enough?”

You were so much more that I was afraid you would fill me to overflowing. I was so soaked up with fear I just could not take in that kind of happiness, that much love.


“Are you sorry we met?”

Only sorry I could not stay, only sorry this was wrong.


“I have not seen you cry. Why?”

I like keeping things in and silence. I did that every day. Until even I could not hear it even if I tried.