The Future Is Always Brighter, In Most Cases

we can’t self grow
if we let our past
haunt our
every breathing moment.

© Duc Nguyen WordsOnEmptyEars, 2017


you get me high

i could sit here and write a story about us.
but i’d rather just grab your hand,
and make this story come to life.

© Duc Nguyen WordsOnEmptyEars, 2017

Wishes Are Not For Realists

Dearest crush.
It’s funny how anything can make you blush.
It’s only been a few days,
But I already miss the way our eyes were lost in each other’s daily gaze.
I know my wishes,
Are merely hopeless glimpses of something that could never be.
I just can’t seem to stop you.
From always getting the best of me.

© Duc Nguyen WordsOnEmptyEars, 2015

Piece of Reality

We don’t have enough time throughout the day.
I wish we could just say what we feel.
While I spend most of the day,
picking up every broken piece of me.
Hoping this wasn’t happening to me.
And you,
Never realizing what you’ve done to me.

© Duc Nguyen WordsOnEmptyEars, 2016