MarrowI caught my reflection by herMarrow3 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 di
DustYou could say I’mDust2 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 shir
RideInfinite. That’s not a feeling. You can’t feel infinite.Ride2 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
SixIt occurred to meSix3 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
To The SkyI took a finger to the sky andTo The Sky5 months 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
She set Fire to HerselfWe’re just two kids whoShe set Fire to Herself3 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
cannot share our toys
toys have turned
into cigarettes, bus passes,
I wake up at 2:46 a.m.
and am hauntingly aware
of your heartbeat
pulsates in my floor boards,
shaking my typewriter
free of its perch
every morning at 2:48 a.m.
I crawl to it and write
the same love story
again and again
do you know the worst part?
It’s not even our story.
accidental love No one is fated or doomed to loveaccidental love4 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.
Absence of SelfI am a fractured soulAbsence of Self3 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 herBreathe3 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
Lost ThingsWith truth to the letter yourLost Things3 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
voice has become actual
music to my ears. That's all
I've been looking forward
to lately. You know I wish that
there was something newer
around. Maybe some
fresh snow on the ground or
something as sincerely bright
and soft with innocence
to avert my mind from this black
hole that's opened up in the
home we made here. I don't
care how many days I
haven't marked on
the calendar; I've lost what
I was looking for like there
was a hole in my pocket.
I can't find it anymore. And
that fear will freeze me to my
shaking core. It doesn't matter
how many times
you say it's right there. You are
not right there. You are n
NumbSo null and void.. There's nothing there...Numb3 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; t
DebussyRestless under theDebussy2 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
dreams quiver like
a long-lost muse.
The GardenerYou plant a smile upon my faceThe Gardener7 months 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 Nowhere5 months 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 still6 months 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.
Star DancerOnce Upon a TimeStar Dancer9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
There was a girl
She liked to watch the sky
Watch the stars that danced through it
For every different season
There was a different sky
She couldn't pick a favorite
The skies were all so lovely
It was always a bit sad
When the stars shifted and chilled
And even when the sky grew hazy
And they changed again
To her, this was life
Nothing remained forever
All good things would leave
But more good came eventually
If she endured and waited
Still, the girl was lonely
The stars were all together
They each had each other
And for a while, they would smile at her
She would dance beneath them
Matching their invisib
CuriouserI hadn’t paid much mind to it when I first passed it, I was more overwhelmed by the beauty of the sunset on the hills behind the old mansion. You see, past the fountain and balconies there was an intentional break in the walls and what appeared to be a beaten path. The dirt and half buried pebbles appeared so weather worn and unused, it didn’t seem like it even led anywhere anymore, which perhaps is why in a matter of seconds my back was to it and I continued on my short walk around the courtyard. I guess it wasn’t long though before my pace slowed, a gradual decrescendo, until a sudden curiosity held me unmoving. SomethingCuriouser4 months ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
The MonsterThe Monster crushes dreams and lies to me,The Monster1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
It is a veil through which it is hard to see.
The Monster just loves to put me down,
It smiles when I wear a frown.
The Monster knows all of my fears,
and It taunts me with them until I'm close to tears.
The Monster holds me back with invisible ropes,
Tearing up all my wants, dreams, and hopes.
The Monster knows just what I desire,
It works on ruining them; from this job It will never retire.
The Monster tells me that I'm not ample,
It treats me like dirt, and all over me It tramples.
The Monster knows what I love,
and It turns them against me so affection is something that I am void of.
... (Forests are Only This Lovely in Dreams)It still feels like lucid electricity... (Forests are Only This Lovely in Dreams)3 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
When you whisper into existence right before me.
That is what you are, a dead star,
A sudden jolt,
A notion of a terrifying dark
In the place of something
I never want to forget about today.
I mean - I mean - I -
I could live until the very water is extinct,
But don't let me forget about that rain.
Grey skies, greyer than grey,
Layers upon layers of petrichor upon violence,
I can't stop this spiral,
I tried to write a poem with some hint of structure
But it's you,
It's that rain,
Sky spilling guts like its last confession and
I wish I could tell you what I kept thinki
JealousyWhy do you love her?Jealousy6 months 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.