Love is...Love is...11 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
I've always thought of love as something that one should feel instantaneously when meeting a person... but that's not always the way. Almost always, the first attraction we have towards people is physical, be it looks, or smell, or maybe something else. It has actually been stated (yes yes, it was in an Old Spice commercial, but bear with me!) that smell is what ties us to the most poignant memories we have (I made it sound prettier). As soon as I heard the thing about scent being tied to memory I've always remembered it because it somehow rings true to me; when people die their loved ones often find themselves looking through clothing simply to remember the smell of the deceased.
Now, I've always hated to believe the first step to love being physical attraction. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for physical stuff  but when it comes to love I'm completely serious about there being an equal balance of all aspects. Here is when we come to the hard part... what IS love? One of those big qu
Collecting DrawersI am full of drawers in which I placeCollecting Drawers7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
pieces of places I've been.
I collect stories and ideas, twists of thread.
Garbage from the street.
Pictures of people and thoughts.
In my head, my being is constructed of observations.
I'm insubstantial in comparison,
but only for lack of self-looking.
A wire-frame to hold it all up,
I am. There are no drawers in my mind.
Left clean and crisp and untouched,
it blinks it's eyes, when the curtain is pulled back by fingers filled with
isometric renditions of human heartbeats.
I am watching. Blinking eyes that never truly close.
I watch myself.
I have a windowed room with shutters.
Like a television for contemplation.
I am made of drawers and people and things,
collections that are not yet understood,
all connected with some thread that cannot be seen.
I react, respond, feel.
Think, speak. Tongue falling over teeth, distinct sounds that mean something.
English something speaking
you in your mouthi am curious about youyou in your mouth8 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
of course, i'd like
to know how many sugars
if any, i think i'd like
to know how well
done. but i'm not sure
of course, if i should be
curious (or otherwise)
if it is indecent
of me to speculate
ponder how much milk
wonder what textures
maybe i should wait
for the situation
to present itself
rather than spend
these days thinking
I waitI wait13 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I wait. I prepare for an arrival that will never occur.
You said you'd be here, but you've said that before,
Only to leave me standing here, foolishly holding
My heart in my hands, broken and silent.
You ask. I give. You beg. I give. You insist
That I stand still, not moving to the left or right,
While you roam freely and openly, leaving me
To follow you, and close my heart once more.
If I could say to you what's on my mind, I'd tell you I love you.
I'd tell you I want you. I'd tell you of the hurt and anger that
Simmer under my skin, but I keep silent because I know the cost.
I know that no matter what is said or done, I am wrong, as always.
I wish I could climb a tree, to the very top until there
Was nothing but sky between me and the stars.
I'd stretch out my hands to touch them, feel their energy
Thrilling through me. But I can't even get to the top of the tree.
I stay behind, head down, because I love y