Little GirlA little girlLittle Girl1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
My little girl
Do what is good
Never let them get the best of you
Forget this night
A little girl
My little girl
I'll miss you
I'll remember you though I'm dead
Always be safe
Don't be sad
You're the only one I had
a litany of things better left unknownI wonder if we had a time machine, how many peoplea litany of things better left unknown7 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
would go back in time and how many people would go forward,
and if that would say anything about us or not. I know
some people are afraid of the butterfly effect: when I was
eight, a girl named Alexis stopped me from a catching
a monarch, told me I wouldn’t like the way I looked
if I had its colors dusting my skin.
I wonder if God ever stands in front of a mirror
and realizes how amazing it is that He can see Himself
when millions of people would kill to be able to.
I wonder if vampires ever get lonely when
they’re sleeping and if they ever get
self-conscious because they can’t see themselves
in a mirror. I wonder if vampires ever ask people if they’re
pretty. I wonder if God thinks He’s pretty
or if pretty’s just a human-made concept and Moses has never
had to look God in the face and say, “People love You—
that’s all that matters.”
I wonder if you can lie in heaven. I wonder
Holding It InYou've been holding it in.Holding It In1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Now, you are bursting out.
I can sense that.
Don't try to deceive me.
I went through the same thing, exactly.
I'm telling you it's fine for you to express.
It's hard to bottle it all up inside.
Never mind them being unimpressed.
All I'm worried about is the reddening of your eyes.
I hope my consolation will suffice.
It's difficult if you keep holding it in.
You have to let it go some time.
You need to know you are sublime.
You have to know I've been there before.
I know the feeling of being sore.
Breathe it all out.
If you need to, go ahead and shout.
There's time for these going abouts.
Just don't hurt yourself,
Like what I did to my wrists and chest.
I very well know the feeling of being depressed.
a deliberately puzzling paradoxyou’ve never seen a dolphin in real life,a deliberately puzzling paradox6 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
or a bat, or a cow. your coffee is half milk,
but the way i drink my tea is sacrilegious to you.
your feet are always cold, your words always blunt.
you are not one to be poetic,
but i have a spray of freckles on my shoulders
and you tell me sometimes that it looks like
i’ve got the stars stenciled on my skin in constellations.
one looks like orion, you say, so i respond,
“the virgin’s lover,” and you say, “don’t be so judgmental,
you’re a mess of contradictions too. we all are.”
i like that line. i like how true it is, how you’re the first person
to ever tell me that i don’t have to be perfect,
or definite, or constant. how someone has finally understood that
a human being is a pile of delicately stacked miracles, a shift
of muscle under a pull of skin, a pair of lungs inhaling
a melody of ‘leave, leave, leave’ and exhaling a
plea to ‘stay, stay, stay.’ e
Moments of YouFrom the moment I saw you,Moments of You1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I wanted to touch you.
From the moment I touched you,
I wanted to feel you.
From the moment I felt you,
I wanted to taste you.
From the moment I tasted you,
I wanted more.
Then I saw you again,
the same, but different.
From that moment I saw you again,
I wanted you forever.
They SayThey Say.They Say3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
They say there is always a silver lining.
But right now my future looks bleak.
They say the sky is the limit.
But my vision is blocked by a mountain peak
They say life is a game.
But I was never any good at hide and seek.
They say were all different.
But does that mean that were all unique.
They say everyone wants to win.
But I have no desire to compete.
They say there are plenty more fish in the sea.
But they didn't say whether the water's shallow or deep.
They say everyone is searching for the same answer.
But I have'nt got it in me to cheat.
They say I'm too negative.
But I know this also comes hand in hand with defeat.
They say a healthy mind is a healthy body.
But I'm not to obsessed with my physique.
They say some situations you must face, face to face.
But sometimes I am not willing to turn the other cheek.
They told me some day I'd be someone great.
But I know that's a promise they cant keep.
They say sometimes shit just happens.
But I've recently discovere