Brandon White was born in Huntington, West Virginia, and raised in Arkansas. An accomplished songwriter, he has released multiple albums, EPs, and singles over the years and has had over 30 of his songs licensed for use in retail stores and restaurants.
After the birth of his twin daughters and the death of his father, White shifted his focus from music to writing. The Year that Stole the Light Away is White’s debut poetry collection, published by Raw Earth Ink in May of 2020.
White currently resides in Fort Smith, Arkansas
My 35th year was the beginning of a significant shift in my life physically, mentally, and spiritually. I’m committed to the work of aligning myself with my highest good.
My third book is coming this Spring, and I’m excited to share it with you all. Already I can sense things beginning to bubble up in my mind, what’s likely to be the beginning of book 4, but that’s for another day.
I’m surrounded by so much love, and my wonder remains intact and sparking; no man luckier than I.
The reminders sneak up on me now. I don’t dread them the same way, yet they remain razor-sharp upon arrival.
I’m trying to type this through tears, and I’m happy to say I’m okay now. That isn’t to say that I don’t miss you terribly, especially on days like today.
But I feel you now. I couldn’t before, but I do now. At the edges of my mind, forever just out of reach.
In my heart, I know we’ve done this dance before, and we’re likely to do it again. For now, it’s the physical reassurances that I miss the most; your hands, your eyes. Your impossible spirit remains, carved from love and undeniable.
Become now the unwitting trigger,
the convenient symbol of a trauma
in which you had no part
Become now the beaten dog
at the mercy of validation's cruel hand;
dodging kicks, starving for love
Become now the bitter taste
that floods the mouth
at the mention of a name
Become now the last of your kind,
screaming into the nothingness
You're better when you're burning
It’s been too long, friends. I hope you enjoy this new piece. More on book #3 coming soon!