The face you make is priceless.I've got wrists like empty pockets,The face you make is priceless.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and a spine I made out of your weekly pay.
You crack open my bones, and scour for the loose change.
Blunt enough to smoke.Fuck you.Blunt enough to smoke.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Now neither of us are worth my poetry.
Swallow My AstronomyHe had a black hole for a mouth,Swallow My Astronomy2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and eyes like the dying stars that I would never collide with.
"Speak me the universe," I told him.
He laughed, and swallowed my galaxy.
Not without sugar.Green tea eyes, and fingertips like galaxies,Not without sugar.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I stumble through your milky way.
We Bleed in PlagiarismIt's not their fault that they have nothing to write about anymore.We Bleed in Plagiarism2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Bostoni.Boston2 years ago in Scraps More Like This
we meet in a unremarkable
space, a breath of
caffeine-induced insomnia and winter
you cut away a chink of
argent armor, a piece of
normality, a slice of
and my heart decided I wasn't so smart anyway
I twirl around carousels with the closest
body, closest touch, a hybrid
of addiction and disgust while you
ride the bench behind me,
eyes glazed and paint
you watch through
dictionary lens, see me flying through blue
and grey, bones skimming ocean, poetry breathing
in place of collapsed lungs
I tie you into knots and hide so you can't be undone, can't
quite forgive, and I wait months until I'm shaking near the edge before
painting us back into rapture and frailty, haunted
lock us together, melt the key.
Desperate, but not SeriousI knew nothing of love,Desperate, but not Serious2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and you knew something of lust,
so we were something short of compatible
Simple MathDying, I decide that I miss you again.Simple Math2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I add up my love for you,
and divide by zero.
This time we'll both be sorry.Ignorance is the shade of your skin,This time we'll both be sorry.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and you are always bleeding your colors.
I won't tell anyone.Mouths made of masturbation, and eyes like dying stars,I won't tell anyone.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
you aim for something short of profanity.
We never stop being adjacent.We shiver and shake,We never stop being adjacent.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and you have nothing else that isn't mine.
Cheap Talk"My body is a language," she said. "Can't you read?"Cheap Talk2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Spines of NylonDistortion came easy when he turned the knob to ten.Spines of Nylon2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
"bend me back and watch me
I'm not listening anyhow.Make them believe thatI'm not listening anyhow.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
All the people in the world are
That only you and I can
Understand when we close our eyes and
Run so far away with our thoughts like a
Buzz in the back of our brains because
Anatomy is something that we still haven't
Thought too much about
In the dark behind our eyelids that will
Only visit us when
No one else is around.
This Charming ManPlease tell me the words that will make you stay.This Charming Man2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I never want to say them by accident.
Is it like today?Pulling out the kind of nature that only your ankles can touch,Is it like today?2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
you guess God's name and tell me how similar we look without any skin.
"Hush, darling," you said. "We don't have to share the same universe today."
Before the goodbye write meBefore the goodbye2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
immortalize this life
beyond my last gasping breath
beyond my lifeless form in a sarcophagus
beyond silent stark tears that stream
from the eyes of the living
in the place of the dead
write me in this moment
your words engraved upon my skin
take me apart with your expression
like plucking the petals from a daisy
strip me down
and make me
write me magnificent
find some splendor in me
stitch it into the fabric of time
my story coupled with your tongue and pen
words never pass away
they can lie forgotten, covered in dust and decay,
but they await discovery
lonely until an attentive eye stumbles and sees
write me memorable
Rain and Hypnagogic StatesI glance at you through the sea of babbling faces,Rain and Hypnagogic States2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and suddenly you're squirming in your seat.
"How beautiful you are when you dance for me."
Crafted from AstronomyMy skin holds constellations,Crafted from Astronomy2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and now you're scattered amongst the stars.
The radio screams "VALERIE LOVES ME."
Syntax for BreakfastHe used to recite his poetrySyntax for Breakfast2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
to her on the days his voice felt like honey
because he thought it would make his words sound sweet,
and become worthy of her time.
She would collect them in the hollow of her ear,
and save them for the days when she made her mother breakfast.
Always watching them be spread over a piece of toast,
amazed at how easily a run-on sentence could be swallowed whole.