A half visible mirage rots in broad daylightI think I fell down a holeA half visible mirage rots in broad daylight2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
That was six feet too deep
And I don’t know
If I want to climb out anymore
Because it’s so wonderful down here where the stars
No longer hold meaning
And voices can no longer be heard
Over the sound of decaying matter
Waiting to be recycled
RegretOnce, you were my everything.Regret2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I was blinded by my need.
How could it have ever worked,
When we could never touch?
You were my fantasy,
My dream love.
I still don’t understand why
It had to end the way it did.
Our beautiful love
Splintered into thousands of nightmares.
I know I was the one to break it off,
But I’ll always regret we changed so much.
Why did you drive me away?
Did I mean so little to you?
Or could it be I dreamed you into being?
All I have now are muddled memories,
And more missing pieces…
constellationslove,constellations2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
They say you are beautiful, and there are nothing but black holes
in those sweeping nebulae eyes,
still my sunburned eyes
couldn't resist gazing at your trail of
when your footprints left shining scars on my broken earth-bound heart
i just want you to know...if there were such a thingi just want you to know...1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
as a single word to describe
y o u , i'd use it.
but when it comes down to it,
you're not the type of person
a lonely girl would write about.
you're a nearly lost cause,
pulled back from the brink of extinction
and saved from yourself.
i know you've been suffering
from your own personal demons,
they've been drowning you
in the nightmares of the past life
that you've tried so hard to leave behind.
(but there's this thing about
being unable to just forget things
and there's this thing about
learning how to remember only the good.)
you've had your low points,
but so has everyone,
and just because yours may not be
as tame as the average person's
that doesn't make you the monster
i know you think you are.
because you're not cold-hearted
or evil. you're merely someone
who's had their fair share of
the wrong side of the law
and everything that goes with it.
Ghostsin the pivotGhosts1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
of a single minute
i shrugged off a years worth of
and lonely ghosts
Diaphanousmy heartDiaphanous2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
of breathless shadows
the loneliness eludes
your death rattle
embraced in entropy
I am enthralled
with the way you bleed
the only ancient
and natural thing
a relic from when we spread thought
and not disease
a war just as trivial
its murderer is finality
a fatalism so blind and perfected
just and faithful
in our torture
just and faithful
It's late.It's silly becauseIt's late.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
wiping salt off my glasses,
(there were tears on them, I guess)
for the first time in hours
(after packing and wrapping presents and cleaning.)
And i'm picturing you
in your new room
trying to sleep,
staring at the ceiling
and not seeing the fan in the center
(the old dusty fan I teased you about.)
I know you're out.
I know it's silly.
I know you're with her,
with your friends,
and it's me
staring up at the ceiling
(seeing things that aren't there.)
unearthingthe arch of my back inunearthing2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
staccato rhythm does
not rise you from the
you are still dead
and my dance is as
heavy as the earth i
i am sorry that the only
weight i carry for you is the
pnumonic ache in my bones
DeadYou see, when I realized addictions run in the familyDead2 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
My sister went on another shopping spree
Then my mother said I was ugly and my father went back to bribing me
Then I caught him inhaling cancer
And that was the only answer I got to "Why can't you stop coughing?"
I never understood her aversion to alcohol until I heard about her father
Am I the only one that's bothered by the fact
That she's sleeping on the couch because she doesn't want to sleep near mine?
But it's fine because time flies when I'm downstairs, locked in the bathroom, putting pressure on my wrists, punching walls and mirrors with clenched fists just tight enough for nails to meet skin
Addictions aren't limited to drugs and alcohol kids
I'm a kid fending off dragons with razor blades, and nightmares with sleeping aids,
Covering cuts with band-aids all while trying to get good grades
It took me ten minutes to write a goodbye to everyone I owed
Not my best friends, my true friends, some of which didn't eve
all consumingi don't likeall consuming2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
writing about wanting
thing i can seem
to write about
and your skin- I
don't want to write
about your skin, don't
want to have
Amuletif there were neverAmulet2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
to the way
an exotic chalice
I drink in the sight
of your body
propped against a street light
and timed just right
to cool the tasteless air
and exhume my existence
just like a grave
by this lucid
to soak in dust
the secrets within us
today there was only static
DarknessSomeone once told me:Darkness4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
"turn on a light"
Chase away the darkness with the bright
But here's a question for you
What do you do when the darkness is the only thing that feels right.
nakedThis full moon hangs over us. It watches us with wise eyes-- the fragility of my heart in your cupped hands and it waits. And with weak shoulders I watch, too. Time and time again in the dead of night I watch the crashing of the white-tipped ocean over our naked bodies clasped tightly together, and every night I wait. But, I know you will not resurface.naked2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Bete noirei hope your flowers all wiltBete noire1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
into a puddle of grey
i hope your thunderstorms
all fall in may.
i hope you smoke one too many cigarettes
and die of lung cancer one day.
stallions cannot break
but bones can
Simple PleasuresThere are timesSimple Pleasures2 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I sit here and think
'I could fall in love with you
And it is one of the most
I've ever encountered.
BrailleI can't read you by sight,Braille2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I don't remember which arm
Your birthmark is on,
Or the number of freckles
On your face.
But by night I learned
Your Braille by heart,
A secret language
Hidden by touch.
I don't remember the exact
Hue of your eyes,
But I remember
Your skin under mine.
Brown EyesLike autumn leaves, in the colour of natureBrown Eyes5 years ago in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
Like chocolate that gently melts on the tongue
Behind the long dark lashes is the hidden sight,
that makes the feeling of ecstasy rush through my body
So full of reliability, splendour and honesty
So mesmerizing that I could leisurely walk out
in the golden liquid caramel ocean
and drown in your sweetness