Weak strainsI fall victim to those thingsWeak strains3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
That don't quite make sense:
The sky is assigned blue
And your irises the colour of tea,
Wholesome and warm,
With a glint of danger
That correspondes with your
They manage to
Slice me open
Stuffing some metaphysical aspect of me
With the weight of
Of wild flowers.
Don't fall in loveI'm sunkDon't fall in love5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
With poison darts;
The mercurial blood-sap.
Stepping outI don't mean to beStepping out4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
What the midday moon
Of a shark,
The only thing bigger
Is my nervous
The dark processes
You have rained,
With an upside
Via Karma mail.
Evil thingsSo beautifulEvil things2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Petals forced away from themselves,
I managed to look at the right moment
When those pink tear drops circled
Around in the wind.
The sky is a warm grey,
This storm is lovely.
Down comes the rain,
The smell of wet asphalt reaches me,
The smell of trees
Glistening with rain,
The sound of water and wind and
The dry soil
The people are running to their homes,
Annoyed and disgusted,
But I am watching
From the comfort of my bedroom window,
Cosy and dry,
Wearing an evil smile.
PaperchainsI recognise the core,Paperchains3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Floating beneath the everchanging surface,
The different dream dialects shifting into
Pseudo-nostalgic alphabet soups,
Spelling out anagrams that are moved by
Ouija magic plucked from light ether:
Oh these messages from ice-blue ghosts.
It's always there,
At the back of your mind,
The map of destiny,
We know how it will end up
But we pat it down,
Pat it down,
Pat the motherfucking daisies down,
Push them back into their seeds!
We let those wonderland dreams
Flitter on the backs of hummingbird wings,
Let the mysteries stay for a while
Until we can use more than 10% of our brains,
Until Darwin has resurrected,
Until religion kills our bodies and souls,
Until all the flowers are demoted from their duty
As gramophones or conduit-televisions for God's
Dreamless SleepI've foundDreamless Sleep5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
beneath your tomb:
where I bury
my manuals, my medications
back to this
out like rain.
The deleterious effects
has turned me into
a succinct squiggle
on the face of a page,
in your book of
Let the Lovers SleepLet the lovers sleep, my dear,Let the Lovers Sleep3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
with tangled limbs exposed
lest they wake, and out of fear
fast don their heavy clothes
We were like them, and could be now,
it is not youth's sole domain
to feel those passions and wonder how
other souls feel not the same.
So let the dreamers sleep, my love
and fret not while they repose
'tis never a scandal to they above
to embrace your love while you doze.
AllegoryYes, it is WinterAllegory2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The chilly afternoon is
neon-orange is the temporary paint
that floods the far corner of the sky.
You watch me
and I notice the
in your eyes
in their magical bubbles.
pinches the floral silk
scarf of my
Hotel DieuShe's faintHotel Dieu3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
as a ghost,
makes the colour
of my window pot-plants
with her colour
She's angelic mysteriousness
on timely processes,
I will not run
It's Clear From My EyesIt's all so easy on your own isn't it?It's Clear From My Eyes3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Just to be lost and wandering,
For a reason to breathe,
Or a place to be,
You don't know that you'll never find it,
It'll never be in front of your eyes,
He'll never be there,
That's why you don't care,
It's so easy to be lost in your self,
In your pain,
You've given up hope of finding a way out,
Still can't find that reason to breathe can you?
Because it's not that easy on your own.
ParagonBeneath ether-lofts;Paragon5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Like a galaxy
Could you imagine
Womb to womb,
All spiral staircases
That dissolve into
In the bricabrac
Hung up on
In the middle of
Clandestine mind cryptDreams come back in fractions,Clandestine mind crypt4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
They flitter on the backs
Of messenger doves,
Like pieces of sun
Hitting portions of wave.
A parallel sting
That travels close to the thanatology,
That runs through my breast,
Come dream or life -
It sends psychic impulses
Like kisses on an envelope
Sent off to a dead lover,
Like electrical devices
Plunged into a full
What mad fish
Dare to swim there
Alongside the impression
Of long expired stars
That blink on
The flat cauldronesque
My twin's face
In the temporary grave of ocean,
Like a disintegrating mermaid,
A terrible narcissist
As baby flowers
That never really
Reaching but never
Grasping the surface.
Is the tub
Really just a
ChessThe paramnesia isChess4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Making a Victorian merry-go-round
Out of my head
So many jewel adorned horses,
Solid gold for their tongues,
Their ghosts hang in rich mirrors
Splayed on red velvet walls:
What is real?
An enchanting escape,
As slight as a cloud
And altering me slightly
Just as the night does
Lately it drains
The canaries in my body
And shakes the starry diamonds
Out of my tress:
I know it's my
Infatuation with lethian waters
That's mixing up my brain
Turn to pebble,
As I skip a mixed
Sean Exam - 1st Revised Ed.I am onSean Exam - 1st Revised Ed.5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I wish I could:Take you off like aI wish I could:4 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Jacket: turn you inside out
And throw you away.
BalloonsFinalBalloons4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Dropped out of
A remote sky,
With a shadow-
What is this
I'll be on
Need to come and
the riverbendsI am the river livingthe riverbends4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
in the dam, building
Back to black bonesCome on,Back to black bones2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Let's dredge out the tar from my lungs,
Drop my pink and perfect babies into shark jaws
I wish I could learn better,
Even the hard way is not nearly hard enough,
I just had to buy a business in
Laundering old ghosts.
"Look how white they come out,
As white as summer cloud!"
I wish father taught me how to solve
Infectiousflecks of moonlight-blueInfectious5 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
are distant corpse-brides: unfold
OutsideOld real estateOutside4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
In my dreams;
Like a shaken magic 8
Splashing a fade and
Your roof caves
In and all I see is
I want to kill you
In my sleep.
Makes an empty Tethys
Leaving Me BehindLeaving Me Behind3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Leaving Me Behind 9/28/11
I'm doing better, today I haven't cried
This is a new approach that I haven't tried
In the few months that have passed since you left
I haven't even been able to get up and get dressed
They say that I'm young and I'll find someone new
But I know that my heart was only made for you
I wish I could give you one last kiss
And the goodbye that we both missed
But it was so sudden, how could I have known
I thought we would be together when we were grown
But I was utterly and completely wrong
There's no turning back, you're really gone
It was just a ride in your little car
In fact, it wasn't even that far
Why did that driver have to run that red light?
Why had they had so much to drink that night?
The paramedics did their best
They hooked up wires to your chest
I came as soon as I heard the news
But they had already lost you
You went away and left me behind
In a world that is so unkind
What will I do without my best friend?
You were suppose to hold my hand
But now it
7 Deadly Sins: WrathHe clenched his fists7 Deadly Sins: Wrath3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And took deep breaths to calm himself.
Today was not this man's day.
Everything that could have gone wrong, did.
An idiot cut him off,
His boss fired him.
He got kicked out of his apartment,
And to top it all off, his girlfriend dumped him.
The man could feel his chest boil
All these other people
Were idiots to him.
He wanted to rid the world of them,
And leave only himself.
He tried to relax,
Only to feel more anger rise up.
He was mad at the world,
The idiotic world.
He had filled himself
AstrologyI saw your black bonesAstrology6 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
They burned like camp-fire spirits,
Leaking from those
Deep sea creatures,
Aubergine squid ink,
Like a coven of black butterflies.
How they melt in your oceans -
Like decaying mermaid tails,
The way dark rum
Mercury-melds when it is hit
With the drool of lit sugar.
If I could be anything to you
I would choose to be a cinnamon-sunset
A chaotic mess
Of comet-punched temples,
Reaching further through
Your mirror and velvet encrusted