I must find my body.I am content with the flowering expansion of my hips, and the upwards tip of my nose.I must find my body.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My faltering hopes for myself are not related to these things. They do not reside
in the mistakes that my skin holds, like my eyes that are too small, and my torso
that is too short. They are the shortness of breath when around you or the quaking
of my incoherent words that move nothing but dusty emotions.
They are the smallness I feel in the wake of the crashing tide of you.
The bleak nonsense I spew just to take an inch of your skin at a time.
I wake in the heat of you and find myself collected and folded just in
case I take up too much space. It is a problem to be so removed from yourself
that you are okay with cramping your body into the shape of convenience.
What does it take to let yourself flow into the bends that belong to you?
I am not asked to insult myself. I am not made to break and crumble. I have
been given keen lips that whisper real things. I have a structure that is
made to be bare an
FateFate loves it when you tempt her,Fate2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
She's a fool for fools who tease her.
None alive will ever please her,
And none will ever tame her.
Fate alone has no master.
Each of us is a tin soldier
She breaks and burns on a fire
When she's bored and play time's over.
Craving YouI woke up craving you this morning.Craving You1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Is that weird?
I rolled over and the light hit my face
and for a moment I wished it was your lips
soft, kissing my cheek instead of the sun.
I reached for a moment, for your hand,
to intertwine my fingers between yours
it seemed as though I'd be reaching forever.
I woke up longing for your touch,
for your hands, gentle,
tracing down my spine.
I imagined you stroking my hair,
leaning down to whisper "good morning beautiful"
and I swear I could feel your breath on my ear.
I moved my legs, searching for yours
so we could play footsies
underneath the sheets, our sheets.
I woke up craving you this morning.
What a lonely morning it turned out to be,
when I opened my eyes and you weren't next to me.
In a Moment...In a momentIn a Moment...1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
…of transparent stillness
the last of the night jewels, falls
a dust of stars forsakes the sky
and embraces the land
a cry is heard,
the sand is as time itself...
a wild diamond or just a crystal grain
…of intersection and greatness
the dawn descends
with her gown of bliss and fresh ornaments
flirting and greeting, the first radiant sunbeams
the river mists return slowly to the clouds
all things sway in the southeast breeze...
such perfect balance.
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RaindanceRaindanceRaindance2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
A thousand tongues of rain
Are licking window panes
Impatiently, in haste
The core of love to taste
Torrents run down the street
It feels so very sweet
To find the storm pulsate
In arms those are my fate
In each drop ocean gleams
You're drowning in my streams
And me, while cries the night
I give in to your tide
comparetheheartbreak.comthis is a drunken poem which means thatcomparetheheartbreak.com4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i won't remember it and i'm about to tell the truth
and we can't run away from this
so what you are is nails in my spine
you bend me and twist me down and we're going to the sea
we're going to fill our pockets with rocks
and our shoes with feet and our hands with hands
i'm going to learn what mermaids are
you're going to turn me into foam on the wave
and i'm going to tell you about
because i'm the first point and you're the second and
we swing in known patterns, we make shapes
that everyone could predict
and then you found bottles and i found love and i swear
i tried to show you what kisses were
but i could learn to drink and you couldn't learn to let anyone-
you know how to let someone in
because you let me in
and i should be enough and why am i forcing more points into our lives
more numbers in our dot to dot
and now we're veering wildly and it's scary and
mathematically impossible and these shapes aren't shapes
Remember?Remember how you looked at the night sky when you were a child?Remember?2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Where does the awe and wonder go, is it yet in an old jacket pocket
in a box in your mother's attic?
How close to the earth we were, short-legged and unmarked by the worries of the world.
How easy to dream of bright tomorrows, when so many lay ahead.
Remember when you could see the face of the man in the moon?
somethingthere is something enticingsomething3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
about a woman who's not afraid of wrapping her lips around a fork and swallowing without a thought of calories
she draws you in with the scent of spicy salsa and skin, and can laugh when you wipe the trickle at the side of her lips.
she doesn't overflow and break the boundaries for one person but she's not a twig waiting for the wind to snap her or blow her away.
she can stand on her own two feet
without the possibility of floating away into the sky.
there is something enticing
about a woman who is soft to your touch and doesn't try to slice your fingers with knives for hipbones.
SparkleYou sparkle;Sparkle3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It's in those eyes so topaz blue
And that smile curved just so,
Cupping your carnelian cheeks.
The way you slant your cap
Towards the slope of your nose
and peer from beneath
With your gemstone gaze.
It's in the words you string like pearls
And bestow to me with easy grace
And in the mirth that rolls forth
And shines like diamonds
In the rain
atoneall the words i've writtenatone8 years ago in Open More Like This
somehow aren't as real as the space between the letters
the silence following each key
i must forgive myself
for bodily transgressions, tragic misadventures
climb fresh into the mountain
A Special Kind of YouYou have a special kind of presenceA Special Kind of You3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Welcoming emerald leaves
All wrapped up in shimmering light
With dappled waters below
Singing tunes that vibrate off the mountains
And ring to the skies above
In areas of nothingness
OldThe dust has settledOld3 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
What let's you think you can leave?
You're a fixture here
a place to standthere are shadowed whispers in lonely placesa place to stand3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
there are transparent echoes of lofty beams of hope
two things you need to move the world
1. a lever to move it with
2. a solid place to stand
so, check your ground
before you put weight on your lever
or you just might find yourself f l o a t i n g away
Forgetting to ExhaleWhat a rushForgetting to Exhale3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
to feel the pull
of extreme physical attraction.
A random glance
into a crowd
reveals starring eyes.
What happens next
only takes an instant
as body chemistries collide,
forming a chain that links and binds.
It's almost too much to hide.
It's that flutter in your chest
just before your heart skips a beat;
the blood that flows
like a river
coursing through your veins;
forgetting to exhale
from a breath
you didn't mean to take;
when all you are,
is what it takes
to simply walk away.
The Demanding EtherI would ratherThe Demanding Ether3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
not come up for air
I don't want to die
it's just calmer down here
the demanding ether
I wish for a while
that the bath tiles
would absorb all this energy
at the quiet places
that are so hard to find
hidden deep within me
I'm sure they won't mind
their cool, white faces
seem to agree
But my lungs start to burn
I have to return
so I float to the surface
take in the air
I feel peaceful
lavenderThe lavender humslavender3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
of midnight's gaze
The truth, the friendship
see this ~
A love unimaginable
of a beautiful sage <3
SacrificedYour cool breath overtook me,Sacrificed3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
evicting sun-warmed teeth
that once combed my skin.
I tried hiding--
from your angry howls,
from the chaos you stirred,
from the curl of your lip.
But you bit down hard,
your touches never gentle,
as you ripped your violence
across my plains,
You left me naked,
lost, spun around,
bruised and bleeding.
The dew of mourning's light
rests heavily within my dark eyes
as you move on, without regret,
to the next innocent soul,
leaving only destruction
in your path.
they will say
but I will say,
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DesdemonaI sing "willow, willow, willow,"Desdemona5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
to the feathers in my pillow.
Shall I die for these imagined sins?
Is my life worth your suspicions?
Then cover my face and stop my breath,
since I must die for you.
I always knew you would be my death,
You always said I was beautiful in blue
Willow, willow, willow,
dead beneath a pillow.
Talking to WhispersYou're nothing.Talking to Whispers4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Never were, never will be.
"Liar. I am someone."
Don't you remember?
I never lie.
And you are no one.
"If I was no one,
I wouldn't be here."
You sure about that?
How many people actually know you?
"A good few.."
You mean none?
Yeah I agree.
Am I really wrong?
Or are you too scared to admit it?
"I'm not scared..
IF you're so strong,
wouldn't you have gotten rid of me by now?
. . .
The PoppyRed as soft as velvet,The Poppy1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Flows throughout the fields.
Marking the death that pours,
Like an autumn shower.
Where once was all at peace,
Now marks the place of rest.
Blood pours between,
Each dainty flower blown within the wind.
The ghosts of all those fallen,
Walk with growing ease, at the sight of a single flower,
How could something of such great beauty,
Be marked as a symbol of death?
For one so innocent,
Is now a cause of sorrow?
Morning ChantSlightly damp -Morning Chant3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Lust left me messy
The sounds above -
I stayed under..
because everything was mine.
Like all DreamersBeauty is a womanLike all Dreamers3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
day dreaming of white sands
True to the dreamer
with her head in the clouds.
She dreams of what if,
Like all dreamers,
she is the most beautiful creature