Typical Treatment

you are a manifestation of everyone you have ever known and what they have taught you. paradoxically, this is what makes you who you are - you are a unique human being. no one has, and will ever be, exactly like you. you are the first and only you in all of human history, and that is special.

people may not learn about you for centuries to come, and your memory may fade in the years after your passing - but that doesn’t make your existence any less real. what matters is what you make of your own life, not the mark you leave.

there is no point striving for anything but your own happiness. you are the only you. never forget that.

"one of a kind" by typical treatment. (12 december 2012)
Anonymous said:
would you ever consider making/selling a book of sorts of some of your work? because I would love to have one.

hey there!

it is definitely something i am looking into. however a project like this needs money and time which i can’t currently dedicate. i am (fingers crossed) going to have something together within the next 12 months.

for now, i have a collection of 40 of my haikus available in an ebook format on my etsy here.

thanks so much for the interest!

“i once gave these eyes
to someone so undeserving,
but now i want them
with you and where
your heart rests.”
"times change" by typical treatment. (21 september 2012)
Anonymous said:
I am absolutely in love with all of your work. you are my favorite poet by far.

that is an absolute honor, thank you so much! though i definitely do not consider myself a poet!

perhaps i will find you in pages,
or in songs and poems,
written and spoken, sung by others;

maybe you will meet me again
one day
in the things we shared and loved.

i would like to think your ghost
rests and lingers in the stories
we shared past midnight.

"jonathan" by typical treatment. (15 may 2014)

most days i feel like a virus,
an alien in my own body;
my mind but a foreign substance
that is making me ill.

somehow,
i fit in my skin and i occupy
the skeleton of a year ago,

and i manage to convince
the eyes, ears, and minds around me
that i am who i used to be.

"plague" by typical treatment. (23 june 2014)
Solar Eclipse
Seahaven
Solar Eclipse | Seahaven

I’m sorry for all the things you don’t know.
I’m everything now that you would never want,
if you knew the length of my selfishness.

there is a mystery to you
that perhaps i will never solve.

the way you watch in quiet reflection,
and the way you listen like you
already know the answer to
what is being said.

there is an answer within you
that perhaps you will choose to give me.

the way you hold my hand,
and the way you allowed your shoulder
to become a home for my
troubled head.

"alice" by typical treatment. (4 december 2012)
“the lonely sound
of a television
where the sound
of you
should be.”
"hum" by typical treatment. (19 december 2012)

first, give all your love to yourself.
learn your ins and outs,
your dos and don’ts;
open your eyes and see
the beauty in everything
that you are.

second, give all your affection to the earth.
feel the dirt in between
bare toes, naked skin;
open your everything and feel
every one of nature’s
miracles.

third, give all your soul to another.
find what it is to be adored,
what it is to feel that chaos;
open your bloodstream and take
each and every embrace
straight to the veins.

but first,
give all your love to yourself.

"how to love" by typical treatment. (28 june 2014)