This Time

48 x 60 and up
60x48in Oil on Archival-Quality Natural Cotton


I wrote part of this poem after missing out on  a big creative project near the summer of 2016. Then, like most good things in life, I gave it time to breathe. I didn’t come back to this poem until early October, after my ex-girlfriend and I broke up and by the craziest stroke of chance….in a parking garage, I met Briana. It was almost like I went through so much to start back at the beginning. How is this possible? I was just telling myself I’d be single for an entire year, then suddenly, as if her heart was some big broom, she swept me away.
Every experience, relationship, success, and failure was all necessary for my soul’s evolution as a human being. All those long walks were necessary, to truly begin walking from the beginning. During that time of my life (coming up on two years now), i’m grateful she was there…and through that, a friendship I have no doubt will last a lifetime.