Rushing Glamour,Sucking OxygenUnmade bedsheets, long blank stares
Youre an air inhaler, speechless lips
Racing minds, racing hearts
Smeared lipstick, untidy hair
Vulnerable, no control
Rushing Glamour, imperfection
You call it pressure
I call you "easy"
RyeAndAirI was thinking you make me feel things that I couldn't buy with a million bucks.RyeAndAir10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You crash my train of thought with
"Let's never talk about this or bring it up again."
"Okay. I agree."
I cant figure out what lies even mean anymore.
All I know is my eyes sting and my throat isn't working very well.
I manage a small wave and walk away as fast as I can without actually
b r e a k i n g i n t o a r u n .
Tonight I'll take pills and fall asleep with the t.v. on.
You called after me "Darling, we'll be seeing eachother soon."
I love you. And I'll never look you in the eyes again.
I woke up on the upstairs floor.
And took the elevator to the clouds.
Your sky blue eyes dont seem so deep up here.
as they did when we were at the bottom of
the ocean and every breath
I dragged in made
Backbones and BridgesBack bone beautiful,Backbones and Bridges10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
you make me feel as cheap as a 5.
Strong as currents we thought
we'd make it off of pure lust and lies.
So prince not so charming,
take me under your umbrella
4PMDecembeRScrapping for space4PMDecembeR10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
space inbetween the thing we call
we call distance, our home.
Where we find comfort in almost anything.
Just to keep our minds racing,
dream of things we only fantasize of.
And its 4PM somewhere greater than we could think up.
December sells intentions to us high hoping thinkers.
Magically the stone cold unthaws,
making soft spots on your lungs.
Taking it all in
Taking me in
With skyline seating.
So shoot too high,
dont dare aim low
Beauty is waking up with sunrise smiles on your pillow.
This is exactly how we'd thought it would be.
Its kissing under trees
with a light summer breeze
we belong so well.
"My favorite game is making you speechless."
"Teasing with anticipation kills me slightly."
Lining thinly jet streams across the sky
and the only thoug
LIFEThe boys' and girls' bare feet were sinking in the green grass and sunlight backlit their shapes against the sky.LIFE10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
She twirled towards him, still wearing the delicate white dress she had worn on stage minutes ago.
"You missed it. I was beautiful."
"What are you talking about? You are beautiful."
Lights danced in her eyes and she laughed softly.
"Bet you can't catch me."
He grabbed her hand and said "I've already got you."
"Not for long" she teased.
He pulled her closer and whispered
"Oh Dollface, I have you forever."
He kissed her.
Their eyes were both closed and the boy figured he was in love.
The girl smiled against his lips and felt lucky to have caught
Ms.Mistake,YoureSoOutOfPlace. InnocenceMs.Mistake,YoureSoOutOfPlace.10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Taste of cherry on your lips
with a hint of "never been kissed."
Loosely fitting fingertips
all about "the romantics."
Just a touch of my spine
makes me sprawl across the sheets.
Heart is throbbing
( Pressuring my ribs to give in )
Nervous Meets FashionableWind blows hair across my eyes.Nervous Meets Fashionable10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Trust me. I'm trying to smile, and I'm trying my absolute best.
Gazes are still locked.
[it doesn't matter, we've lost the key anyway]
dolly dolly dolly,
the best isn't ever good enough.
The cliche love of walking on the beach has turned into a real mind hater.
I swear, I could look out over the water and see my heart sinking.
[The moon might illuminate the drowning scene.
ItsAlmostLikeAHurricane You've got miles to go until you get to me.ItsAlmostLikeAHurricane10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You've got miles to go until you sink this low .
"I want you to hit rock bottom"
My pearly whites cracked on impact.
A little girl tugged on my dress and said "that boy doesnt love you"
I squinted up at the sky and said on a sigh "I believe you're right."
To my surprise she had tears painting her face.
"Don't give up. You dont care about something until you've lost it."
When my eyes refocused she was gone.
I sat down on a bench and on my left saw a sign that said
"Welcome to rock bottom. Rain's always falling, tears are always on the brink of our eyelids."""
I can't g
Draw.Freeze.Collapse.Breathe.Paper cuts thin out toDraw.Freeze.Collapse.Breathe.10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
those patheic excuse for a "Winning you back" lectures on those countless papers.
"Blahblahblah I want sympathy."
Was the loudest message received.
Nothings changed, I feel the same.
"Calculations must have gone wrong somewhere..."
Starts with a y--.
I'm sure you'll figure it out eventually.
This is Handguns vs Hands Down
Winter vs Water
Balance Beam vs Buckling Knees
Specific PacificI dont ask of tangible thingsSpecific Pacific10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Trust me on this.
Its as plain as opposites attracting.
setting sights and suns on "just being friends".
Wanting more than a handshake
and a platonic peck-on-the-cheek.
My lips are lonely
and jealous because
my eyes get to be blind with envy.
My heart belongs with fate.
you belong with the "daydreamers"
you belong with airplanes [fine tuned machines]
and please dont forget to breathe.
Ironing Bedsheets to BareskinI'll bring you back the sun.Ironing Bedsheets to Bareskin9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Lasso it from the Pacific sunset
and throw it back up into our skyline.
Embrace its beauty
Cause this may not last long.
I've been praying for days on end now.
Let the light come and peek through your window.
Let it warm your face and greet you
"Hello Gorgeous" every morning.
Cause if I was there thats what I'd be whispering across the pillowcase.
And smirking in complete adoration
"You look amazing at the crack of dawn"
More amazing than you wrapped around me.
I look so helpless in your arms.
We'll fall into an even deeper sleep
and drown in a cotton bliss.
"Hit or Miss Girl."
Next Exit 30 MilesOn the sidewalk, out of breath.Next Exit 30 Miles10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The boy held out his hand, she tried not to take it.
The girl held out her heart, the boy wouldn't break it.
The little stuttering kids were in love.
liar liar, wrap her in piano wire
They were just out</i> of it.
She ran into the cathedral to cure her broken heart.
He walked in ready to tear her apart.
(God helped both of them..)
She looked out the window and saw morning.
He glanced at her and saw she was crying, clutching her chest.
The boy was two steps away from asking her if she was having difficulty breathing when he heard her whispering
Stages And ActsI take careful steps to the center of the stage, pull a deep breath, and yellStages And Acts10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
"This isnt what I meant it to be."
Excuse: "forced myself to cry" Truth: "I cant keep myself together these days."
I'm up. Wish me luck. Break a leg, break a heart, whatever.
"my eyes water so bad now, they're almost always
black. my problem's gotten so bad now, my teeth
are turning black."
Do you like my smile?
"I'm giving up on everything.
Well, not my little habit.
I've got control of it."
Memorized lines. Because I relate so well.
I shot you a look that mattered. You gave me a glance that shattered.
I hate when you and me share eye contact-
it almost makes
ThrowAwayAnyPotentialYouHave.From birds eye view I could see you flying so low (Solo)ThrowAwayAnyPotentialYouHave.9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And the truth is your bodys shaking and...
I'm not listening or caring.
Is it nice to lose all feeling in your face?
(those lips will never let a word slip out after this)
"Your secrets safe Baby"
I'll swipe this smirk with a look of deep desperation.
Your backbone is persistant.
tights , toe shoes , troubleWe're kissing in a closet.tights , toe shoes , trouble10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Not exactly a stage, but I've got high nerves anyway.
My feet are arched to a ballerina's point and I'm all but
'falling out of my jewelry box'
"I'm off to the city. I Breathe Broadway."
You Said: "Forget it, doll. Forget coming back to me. I wont want you by
the time you're too used and loveless to be valuable to
You mean everything to me, bu
Last.Look.Crushed.You're crushing me.Last.Look.Crushed.10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Boy, do I wish.
You see, I've got starry eyes for you but its only hurting me.
You're breaking hearts like its going out of style, but thats not "the bad part"
You don't want to shatter mine.
Call it my masochistic side, but give it a shot.
Bring a knife and give me a chance.
"forget highschool crushes and grow up"
Yellow flowers still make me swoon
and forehead kisses still make me smile.
You still make me nervous.
I'm not pretty but I still keep you on your toes.
With flaws we're batting a thousand, but
it just feels perfect.
It feels completely wrong that my breathing's tearing my lungs apart.
And I dont think my pulse was designed to race this fast.
My heart's screaming at you to love me.
You, raised voices, and dark looks are a shock to the system.
You leave me:
Hugging pillows and sighing into untouchable shoulders.
I Saw Stars"Reach for the stars" you said.I Saw Stars10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I stood on tip toe and felt the air close in on me.
I was reaching for oxygen as much as stars.
My eyes and my lungs needed more than I could get.
You sit on the moon, swinging your feet, laughing.
Tears fall from my eyes and you yell down at me
"If you were at the height I am, you could pass that off for rain."
I ran inside the abandoned building that used to be "home".
The peeling paint chipped and when I looked, it was under my fingernails.
I scrapped my way to the room at the very top.
I looked up at the small lightbulb and watched it flicker out.
The window was missing too, a tree branch reaching into the room.
I let it take me and knew it was time to end everything.
It set me down on the moon and I landed facedown, lifeless.
You walked over and kicked me in the ribs.
"Get up. Reach for the stars. Hurry up, your time's almost up."
You held my hand and helped me up but when I got to my feet you let go and my knees unhinged.
The Ghost Town in the GirlBoy,The Ghost Town in the Girl8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
saw the sun set the highway horizon ablaze
suspending the hues of autumns arrival.
It smeared red-yellow into the greens and blues.
I pushed the gas twice as fast
Fading into a HurricaneTell me that you drempt of me white under waterFading into a Hurricane8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
white under the darkest shades of blue.
Blindingly against courage that you've been draining from her
collapsed punctured structured l u n g s .
We'll dance back to back awkwardly avoiding.
But as the waltz turns into a slow motion torrential downpour of perspiration;
the sight of two closing to combustion kills the feeling of security.
Like a child's chalk masterpiece on pavement-
I'm Only TemporaryIve spent more mornings waking up blaming myself then falling asleep praying to God.I'm Only Temporary8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I wrote my confessions on a colony of balloons and gave it up to Christ.
Looking up after releasing, hoping on its arrival-
The child inside replied,
Lord, just let the wind blow me over into tomorrow."
Bandit eyes and a smile I stole from a 10 year old girl.
Arms flung; head screaming skyward
Making Plans Turn to FictionBy the end of the week-Making Plans Turn to Fiction10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
we're packed and ready to leave this God forsaken town.
Escaping through the backdoor.
No clues or trace of us will get left behind.
Marked maps, no money for gas,
we hit the highways.
going from state to state.
Key in ignition,
Making a Break for ButtonsHeadlights are eating up the highway.Making a Break for Buttons9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Drawing to a conclusion as we pull into the driveway.
"My parents will be gone for days
so how about you come inside?"
But I couldnt speak for the life of me,
"Yes" seemed to be the only word in my vocabulary.
Maybe the "Oh Hun just one more drink"
Was one drink to far for him to handle.
In my defense I dont know any better.
A loss fumble for the keys,
Vulnerable has brought me to my knees.
Slightly slurred stutter in his speech.
Im just his new fix for the new weekend.
Making a break for the buttons,
This boys all about lust.
It's Reputation or Bust.
And I rather tak
Manhattan HufferIm the Manhattan Huffer,Manhattan Huffer10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
CO2 Inhaler 2006
Process through my esophagus.
How I crave my deadly air.
100,000 tiny crystals in formation.
They dance inside this needle.
Im going to convulse until these old lungs forget to function.
And since we all love bumper cars,
Lets dare to drink.
Lets dare to drive.
Isnt it exciting?
To be a threat to windshields and wood.
I bet its a thrill to examine them upclose.
(If you keep this up Kid,youll be examined upclose.Under microscopes and knives.)
Maybe if youre lucky, the glass wont hurt as bad.
Maybe if youre lucky, youll make it home alive.