MarrowI caught my reflection by herMarrow10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
silk spun lips; She was
as beautiful as the slender
moon. She doesn't say
hello too often but this
time she lingered quite a bit longer
than usual - so it sounded by the
ticks on the old grandfather
clock down the hall.
What a delicate heart she holds.
How heavy it must be to carry - I
could see the weight in her
rain cloud eyes. She has never looked
so sweet, to me, even with those
hollow bruises underneath. Terse
or not, I found my marrow. And while
I could not keep hold for long; it was
something that had been lost for such
a long time. It is still there, I see -
I have seen. How
hastily I fell for her disastrous nature.
She's so afraid, you can tell, but her
baby cheeks hide these dimples that
hold every ounce of her innocence.
So swollen and youthful, I dare not
touch the dream that is her velvet
skin, for I may break the most
fragile thing to ever be
kissed by the northern lights.
Day One12:31Day One2 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
The water is all moving in the same direction.
To the left.
I like the left side of the boardwalk.
Sideways, not longways.
The sand's not moving. But I am.
my life is like a spinning platform,
the one you stand on
while you're trying to get into your log flume boat.
That doesn't make sense.
There's a peninsula
of charcoal rocks.
I want to be standing on the very edge of them.
I would be powerful
and then jump in for a swim.
There's nothing more mystical than laughing.
Everyone has such a nice laugh.
I see a middle aged couple nearby.
I want to be them one day.
The woman keeps putting her hands in the water.
It is fall.
I hope he loves her.
The water is green.
There are two birds by the water now.
They remind me of the couple.
except the sand.
You know how the world is on
such an angle when you lean your head
to the side?
craning your neck..
I wish I was falling when I di
DustYou could say I’mDust8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
as little as the stardust that floats in the sun’s glow
(through sheer curtains)
when you’ve got nowhere else to look.
And they’d call it
blush pink but I wish I was as
tall as my scarlet heart.
I could see hair lines with droopy lids instead of
straining my neck with
Remember the time words bruised my cheeks?
And before the sob could even
burst from the dry back of my throat and
before the tears even
left my ducts
You hooked me with able arms and
I was not forlorn. You had
between sun streaks and I wish I
was again buried between the braided threads
of your blue shirt with closed eyes
and fingers in my hair.
SixIt occurred to meSix10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
deliciously fragile you are
I wanted to climb down
the words in your
throat, and coo
You’ve seen the
stars in my eyes
to compliment the
moon in yours.
And how we light up
in infatuation, our
the glow of fire light.
I’m so in
love with your way, I realized,
when I tore away the wool
that occluded me from you.
You’ve got a beaming
halo and this
smile that loves me in
all its radiance.
I keep you for myself,
little pieces of you have
a part of me.
I don’t mind if you
I keep your voice tucked
behind my ear.
And your eyes in
the back of my
mind; you know they’re
I keep my home in
your arms and
my heart in the trusty grip
of your fingerprints.
My laugh is in your
and at the end of your
I have your breath on
my collarbone, and your
touch on my cheeks and
your lips on my neck.
See, I love you
devotedly. And a bunch of
RideInfinite. That’s not a feeling. You can’t feel infinite.Ride9 months ago in Emotional More Like This
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My heart had never been so high. It must’ve flown from the tip of my tongue when we sang together and landed somewhere in the volatile sky. I thought I saw it with wings but it could’ve been some exhausted illusion like when you see colored spots in your vision that float around and begin again when you blink.
I want to remember that drive more than I'm able to. All that I'm certain of now is that I didn’t have to be in your arms to feel your warmth in the passenger seat; I felt your love in the scent of your breath when it circulated the car, when it swirled in my head. I had never known you better than I did when morning caught in my throat and a melody emerged; and when you sang too it was a growing conversation. For someone so much louder than I, I never would've known you were so poetically pensive.
I was chilled with the air of winter right outside the windows
To The SkyI took a finger to the sky andTo The Sky1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
you inhaled so
that I'm not sure you
took a breath at all.
It was the glimpse
the fading end
a shooting star;
I saw it all.
A hole in the night,
time warped in the sky.
The lights teased me
they knew I wanted
to dance with them
My toes curled
towards a cyan star
but I lost my
delicacy and he ran
But I thought like
still in the burst of
I gasped so deeply
that surely the
dust in my throat
made something of me.
Right nearer was
a scarlet one
to my lips that
the buds of my
caught a taste
That carried me to
such haste that I
woke with the strangest of starts.
accidental loveNo one is fated or doomed to loveaccidental love11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I’ll meet you by accident.
We’ll both be buying chicken burritos
in the airport.
“I’m here overnight -
I’ve got a pretty wicked layover,”
and I’ll laugh because
I do too.
We could maybe spend the night together
in black plastic chairs
and calling it love.
NumbSo null and void.. There's nothing there...Numb10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
So empty and broken... No one seems to care...
No one gives a damn anymore, but that's alright,
Because even if they did, happiness is out of sight.
Lost and looking... There's no one there...
Cheated and lied to... Life is so unfair...
Emotions are but a memory, floating somewhere back when I could really feel,
Back when all the damage of your words could heal.
I long for the taste of happiness... To feel it again,
I know that I'll have it... But I just don't know when.
Minutes feel like hours; days feel like years,
What they have in common, are all the sheded tears.
They tell me I'll be fine; that I'll forget it the next day,
But I can tell this numbness is here to stay.
No one can help my weak, and feeble self-esteem,
They say that I'm fixable; only ripped along the seam.
I'm far past that,
There is no going back.
There are many reasons why I 'feel' the way I do,
But none of it should be blamed on any of you.
All I need is compassion, pati
CandlelightCandles make halos,Candlelight2 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
but sitting in it doesn't make me
an angel. It's the big pilled
down comforter that acts as my wings.
I surround myself in a cozy fortress
leaning against boxes decorated with dust
and labeled with holidays.
My tiny candlelight makes my cheeks glow
even when they're not warm and sets
a wildfire in my eyes even though
they're blue as ice.
It's all just bright enough to illuminate
my fears and then
I don't have to
feel wretched for such a long time.
I create my illusion,
of being wrapped in love and warmth
where there is only thirty two degrees
and dark nights without any stars. And I sit
in hopes I will forget my sorrows and the
shutters will close to cover the
broken glass windows,
the wool will cover my eyes.
The paper thin skin will suffice
for my lack of sheep and
my eyelashes will embrace
and I will immerse
myself in twelve hour slumber
whether I dream of tragedies
or you. It makes no difference.
The GardenerYou plant a smile upon my faceThe Gardener1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
You weed every unhappy thought
You water my self-confidence
You are my gardener
Who keeps my love from drying up.
Everywhere but NowhereIf you only knew how much I long...Everywhere but Nowhere1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
for a simple sign
a quick touch
I fall asleep and find you in my dreams
I wake up with the echo of your voice
and rise with the smell of your hair
Oh, you don't even know...
I see you
though you're not even there
Am I going mad?
I Gave and would Give stillI gave and would give stillI Gave and would Give still1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Overwhelm you with my love
All my kisses yours
Even against your will
I took but never again will I take
This love goes one way only
None of my affections will be answered
All you gave and give is fake
You took while I was giving
Icecold you, collected all my warmth
Heartless you, stole my powerful pounding
All you gave was an empty chest
Like death, unable to rest
Only I am still living.
SunscapeSunscape5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
i am the
you are the
when we touch this world,
our light is
yet precious in its way.
a borrowed, silent moment
so easily missed in the
b k of an eye.
i am the
you are the
we can never meet.
a void of darkness
s e p a r a t e s
once upon a long ago,
you spoke only once
but I'll never forget
the words that you said
as you tucked me away
in my mossy bed.
"i am the
you are the
i am so old
The Dichotomy of Forgiveness The Dichotomy of ForgivenessThe Dichotomy of Forgiveness 4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
'Sorry' does not fix
the perfectly broken parts,
just your guilty face.
JealousyWhy do you love her?Jealousy1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
She doesn't know you,
She doesn't understand.
She has everything,
That I want in her arms.
You pay no attention
To the ones who love you.
What do you see in her
That you don't see in me?
Sure, she'd pretty,
Yeah, she's smart,
But so am I.
I guess jealousy
Has taken over,
And has clouded my mind.
I envy everything she has,
Because I don't have you in my life.
GossipHer diamond eyes wouldGossip10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
burn a hole in -
That's what they said -
They whispered it like
I was a throw pillow.
Well, they may have
bruised me (I
am made of
paper) But I left
myself with the other
speckles of dust on their
I will be remembered
now; they have to live with
I remain on their fireplace still
to this day. And my ghost
will mark them always -
I must be worth more than
the stain of wine that spilled
there on the carpet
knocked over your
Long DistanceMy phone rang last night,Long Distance3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
it was you on the other end.
At first I said nothing,
I just pressed my ear to the receiver,
And listened to you cry.
It was amazing,
what the distance did to your voice.
Once I hung on every soft, melodious word you spoke
But what I heard that night were flat and unimpressive tones
Etching into my ear a perfect impression of my indifference.
I found myself struggling to remedy this,
clamoring for a way to strengthen our connection.
Desperate to hear your voice as I remembered it.
But it seemed that for each move that brought us closer,
You made another to negate the effect.
I remember becoming disconsolate,
Pressing the cold receiver to my other ear.
Then, I found I could not hear you at all.
Was it that you were no longer speaking? Or maybe,
That side of me couldn't even hear you.
At that point,
I realized our conversation was over.
It had ended at some point in the distant past.
I returned the receiver to its cradle
Expecting I'd never hear from you again.
Absence of SelfI am a fractured soulAbsence of Self10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
without an answer,
and I begin to lose sight
of what remains in the space
left behind while my recognizable self
continues to disappear.
BreatheYou inhaled herBreathe10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
And exhaled me
Taking in deap slow breathes
But breathing out fast
When she holds you
You breathe her in
With each moan
Every time you say her name
You exhale me
In time back I filled your lungs
I was spreading
I was in your cells
I traveled into your muscles
I made your heart beat
With each beat you took more of me
You could feel me
I was in your being
I was part of you
I didn't mind
Vacancy... so he wondersVacancy10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
when white flags will fly
and if any heavenly being
cries when they die
each one tells,
stories to pass time
between warning bells
as he writes,
fingers tracing stars above,
he whispers her name,
sending her his love
letters addressed to
families who have lost,
worn out words that
lives are the cost
an unoccupied house
is shelter for a night,
'til sunrise treks start anew,
carrying comfort out of sight