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“I would love to say
that you
make me
weak in the knees
to be quite upfront
and completely
make my body
it has knees
at all.”
Tyler Knott Gregson, Love Language
“Promise me you will not spend so much time treading water and trying to keep your head above the waves that you forget, truly forget, how much you have always loved to swim.”
Tyler Knott Gregson
“I promise you
I will try harder
to be better.
have battled with things
inside me
for longer than you know;
I do not know
what they are
or why they are there,
I only know
that they feel
when I
am around
Tyler Knott Gregson
“Will you tolerate
the strangeness inside of me,
the quirks of my soul?”
Tyler Knott Gregson
“I would imagine there are days when Superman wakes up, glances at his cape, and wonders when someone will come save him.”
Tyler Knott Gregson
thinks they love
someone else
exactly like
love you.
someone shakes
from the ripple
of a thousand butterflies
inside a
single stomach.
is packing their
to see the world
with someone
is reaching through
the most
terrifying few
feet of space
to hold the
of someone
is watching
someone else’s
rise and fall
with the
of slumber.
is pouring
ink like blood
onto pages
to say the truth
that has
no words.
is waiting
but exhausted
to just
with someone
is opening
their eyes
to a sunrise
in someplace
they have never
is pulling out
the petals
twisting the
apple stem
picking up
the heads up penny
rubbing the
rabbits foot
knocking on
coins into
hunting for
the only clover
with only 4 leaves
skipping over
the cracks
snapping the
crossing their
blowing out
the candles
sending dandelion
seeds into the
ushering eyelashes
off their thumbs
finding the first
and waiting for
11:11 on
their clock
to spend their
on someone
is saying
but somewhere
someone else
is saying
is sharing their first
or their last
with their
or no longer their
is wondering
if how they feel
is how the other
feels about them
and if both theys
could ever become
a they
is the decoder ring
to all of
the great mysteries
of life
for someone
is the treasure map.
thinks they love
someone else
exactly like
love you.
is wrong.”
Tyler Knott Gregson
“I believe
in love at first sight
but I will always believe
that the people
we love
we have loved before.
Many, many, many times before
and when we stumble
through grace and circumstance
and that brilliant illusion of choice
to finally meet them again,
we feel it faster
each time through.
The one glance
that set life alight
is two sets of two eyes
staring through the layers
of lifetimes and stolen glances
and first kisses and hands held;
the brace against the weight
and unrelenting tide
of waiting.
I believe
in love at first sight
but am not burdened with the misconception
that it's a first sight
at all.”
Tyler Knott Gregson
“Some days I wake up
and all I feel
are the fractures
in the flesh
that covers
the only me
I've ever known.
Some days,
it's those exact
that let the light
hiding inside me
pour out
and cover
in gold
that found enough beauty
in the cracks
to stand
Tyler Knott Gregson
“Oh what we could be
if we stopped
carrying the remains
of who we were.”
Tyler Knott Gregson
“I love you,
in ways
you've never been
for reasons you've never been
for longer than you think you
and with more
than you will ever know existed
Tyler Knott Gregson, Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series
“You are the poem I never knew how to write and this life is the story I have always wanted to tell.”
Tyler Knott Gregson
“Photos I’m not in
and memories we don’t share,
haunt my lonely eyes.”
Tyler Knott Gregson
“This is an ode to all of those that have never asked for one.
A thank you in words to all of those that do not do
what they do so well for the thanking.
This is to the mothers.
This is to the ones who match our first scream
with their loudest scream; who harmonize in our shared pain
and joy and terrified wonder when life begins.
This is to the mothers.
To the ones who stay up late and wake up early and always know
the distance between their soft humming song and our tired ears.
To the lips that find their way to our foreheads and know,
somehow always know, if too much heat is living in our skin.
To the hands that spread the jam on the bread and the mesmerizing
patient removal of the crust we just cannot stomach.
This is to the mothers.
To the ones who shout the loudest and fight the hardest and sacrifice
the most to keep the smiles glued to our faces and the magic
spinning through our days. To the pride they have for us
that cannot fit inside after all they have endured.
To the leaking of it out their eyes and onto the backs of their
hands, to the trails of makeup left behind as they smile
through those tears and somehow always manage a laugh.
This is to the patience and perseverance and unyielding promise
that at any moment they would give up their lives to protect ours.
This is to the mothers.
To the single mom’s working four jobs to put the cheese in the mac
and the apple back into the juice so their children, like birds in
a nest, can find food in their mouths and pillows under their heads.
To the dreams put on hold and the complete and total rearrangement
of all priority. This is to the stay-at-home moms and those that
find the energy to go to work every day; to the widows and the
happily married.
To the young mothers and those that deal with the unexpected
announcement of a new arrival far later than they ever anticipated.
This is to the mothers.
This is to the sack lunches and sleepover parties, to the soccer games
and oranges slices at halftime. This is to the hot chocolate
after snowy walks and the arguing with the umpire
at the little league game. To the frosting ofbirthday cakes
and the candles that are always lit on time; to the Easter egg hunts,
the slip-n-slides and the iced tea on summer days.
This is to the ones that show us the way to finding our own way.
To the cutting of the cord, quite literally the first time
and even more painfully and metaphorically the second time around.
To the mothers who become grandmothers and great-grandmothers
and if time is gentle enough, live to see the children of their children
have children of their own. To the love.
My goodness to the love that never stops and comes from somewhere
only mothers have seen and know the secret location of.
To the love that grows stronger as their hands grow weaker
and the spread of jam becomes slower and the Easter eggs get easier
to find and sack lunches no longer need making.
This is to the way the tears look falling from the smile lines
around their eyes and the mascara that just might always be
smeared with the remains of their pride for all they have created.
This is to the mothers.”
Tyler Knott Gregson
the only way
to catch
your breath
is to
lose it
Tyler Knott Gregson, Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series
“I do not know
if I
will ever be
but I know
whatever I am,
will always be
the rest of
Tyler Knott Gregson, Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series
“I would rather wear honest tears than the most beautiful and elaborately faked smile.”
Tyler Knott Gregson
“What an utter disgrace it would be to find something truly magic and spend any time at all pretending and trying to convince yourself it is all just an unbelievably orchestrated and beautifully choreographed illusion.”
Tyler Knott Gregson
“I have blisters on my feet from dancing alone with your ghost.”
Tyler Knott Gregson
“Do you think it possible that some people are born to give more love than they will ever get back in return?”
Tyler Knott Gregson
“What if it's the there
and not the here
that I long for?
The wander
and not the wait,
the magic
in the lost feet
stumbling down
the faraway street
and the way the moon
never hangs
quite the same.”
Tyler Knott Gregson, Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series
“Sometimes you look up and there just seems to be so many more stars that ever before. More. They burn brighter and they shine longer and they never vanish into your periphery when you turn your head. It's as if they come out for us and to remind us that their light took so long to come to us, that if we never had the patience to wait, we never would have seen them here, tonight, like this.

That as much as it hurts, sometimes it's all you can do, wait, endure and keep shining, knowing that eventually, your light will reach where it is supposed to reach and shine for who it is supposed to shine for.

It is never easy, but it is always worth it.”
Tyler Knott Gregson, Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series
“Thank You"
she whispered soft
like it may
blow away
with anything stronger
than a breathe,
"for fixing me."
I sputtered out
like the first sound
of morning,
"were never
Tyler Knott Gregson, Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series
“All I know, all I can comprehend of the mathematics of a life, are the times your hand is inside my hand, and the times it is not.”
Tyler Knott Gregson
tags: poem
“In the space, the pause between this breath and the one that follows, you have made a home inside me.”
Tyler Knott Gregson
tags: home, love
“I will never, ever believe in the words "too late" because it is never too late to be exactly who you wish, do exactly what you should, say exactly what needs to be heard, and live the exact life you should be living.”
Tyler Knott Gregson, Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series
are the poem
I never knew
how to write
and this life
is the story
I have always
to tell.”
Tyler Knott Gregson, Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series
“I would be lying if I said there were not times that I am an earthquake contained inside this skin”
Tyler Knott Gregson
“I overheard the man
"I am a lover
not a fighter,"
and to myself
I thought
am in fact,
For is it love
at all
if it's not worth
Tyler Knott Gregson
“They pay no mind to the spectacle behind them. They pay no mind because to them, all things are great, all things are grand. What a life if we found the focal point everywhere, in everything, the miracle in the most mundane and the stunning in the simple.”
Tyler Knott Gregson
“please forgive my hands when they can't stop finding you. please forgive my lips.”
Tyler Knott Gregson

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