I Miss You SometimesI miss you sometimes
When I thought I had forgotten even your name,
When you had not crossed my mind for
Months on end,
Suddenly it's like I was with you
Yes I know you were bad for me
And that is why I left
But people with sick minds
Don't give up until their body is poisoned too.
You were bad medicine
You were a malignant cell
You were a parasitic psycho-maniac
But you were loved.
NaPoWriMo: Day 4I might have a scrappers knees,NaPoWriMo: Day 42 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
wildflowers growing on my knuckles,
& I might remind you of every nasty thing
you ever did,
but I don’t see you in my mirror.
I just have the right
to hate my own face.
I think this hitchhiker’s heart
is breaking &
I don’t have the medical skill-
or the time
to suture the pieces
back together again.
Battle in my MindEat.Battle in my Mind1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Take it easy.
Work out until you pass out.
Get help.Tell someone.
Keep it a secret. It's only for you and me.
Why won't you listen?
They don't understand.
Let me help you.
You don't understand.
I love you..
beautiful.We were beautiful.beautiful.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
But our separate worlds have broken us apart
embedded its shadows in our muted screams
So let it cut up our love and snip it into p i e c e s
And let tragedy crawl into existence with its wilted bamboo limbs, let
the ocean wind blow what’s left of it
and we will be inches apart, but still too far to be close.
so let our monsters look like us
with bloody ribs of ink and debarment, empty hearts swallowed by their
I guess we never would've made it anyway. never
I guess our forbidden dreams won't ever come true. ever
But time won’t let me forget &
Landmarksshe strummed his ribcageLandmarks2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
with delicate fingers and
hummed soft melodies
of unknown worlds –
go to sleep, my dearest love
as she traced the landmarks
upon his back –
go to sleep.
to love with such thingsi've plucked the hours down by its scarlet petalsto love with such things2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
to figure out the ways to say i love you my dear
(held your heart in gentle hands
i will not break it)
with seeds perching into May lungs
among this flight of Frost flowers (blooming
where my heart once stayed so carefully sweet
flapping its wings to the still of butterfly's song
but(never do i
return its sing)
while i can say i love you (give me a map to the stars
i will show you)
by the ones twos threes by fours
the little dance of hows
crept upon me neath the moon's clear.
for this sinking hearti'll wrap you in salt water quiltsfor this sinking heart2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and carry your heart with me
(darling i will not break it and
hold your heart in me
as stick and stone seems
to be tearing me
by melon-lick bones
are breaking far too
love is the spatter of sill on bitter sun. blue slept sea blinking, smiling- lean in little forests of me. love blooms from lily buds, my half broken heart sinking, dying. but dear- had i loved you from the start.love is the2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
blue eyes stare in empty green, cradle in wood white, loving me more by more, and all between. feelings- fills me- with sighs (to fill this empty space). oh but i am ocean, sea lover & you are forest, with folding green leaves. too blinded with love to ever see, we will never seem to be the same. not quite meant to be.
ballooningshe didn't love him.ballooning2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
he taught her to carry
the sun in her eyes,
even when the light
didn't stream down
like lemon tea, dust motes
swirling like that time
the baby spiders hatched
in the barn and sailed
out on fine, invisible threads
caught on gossamer drafts,
and she was mesmerized
all at once.
love is like that.
he taught her to move
in the moonlight,
flowing like dark water
between the shadows,
breathless and beguiled
by the forbidden,
biting her tongue but failing,
like that time between
the library shelves
when she spoke of falling
and meant to say
there was no difference
but there is.
we all know that.
and it seemed so simple
to lean closer
to the edge
and let go, with
only the wind
to whisper warning,
like that time on the rocks
by the creek bed, when
because he promised
to catch her, and
the gash on her leg turned
the water red as a balloon.
he left many scars.
but that one’s her favorite,
because in all the time
since then, she’s
NaPoWriMo 2: Sandthe black seaNaPoWriMo 2: Sand2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
at the first feral scream
of the coast.
snakeI will slough offsnake1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
all my feelings for you
like a second skin
for somebody else
to slip into
on these innocent bonesi.on these innocent bones2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i am spineless. a silent symphony of agony on ribcaged ivored orchids. (hear the greensleeves of) gathering birches, songbirds sodden with periwinkled love forgetting the many ways to say i love you (too) on these waterlogged nights soused in elephant rain;
leaves me always breathless
such efflorescence: honey trees freckled in dandelion leaves bring tenderness to numb lips as i dance beneath pastel diamond skies as he'll put so many gingered lillies in isabelle white all to make me smile. so i'll never let these "love yous" slip through the emptying cracks into me
Maraan entanglement of seaweedMara2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
sprawled across the coastline,
wrapped itself around her ankles
as she whispered to her beloved;
but i still
closing her eyes to the storm ahead,
shaking fingers wash away saltwater tears –
‘not coming home’ a voice inside
we made love in galaxy,thousand kisses deepwe made love in galaxy,2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
in moon-specked galaxy skin
& perfectly misplaced bones
makes endless love
in the cosmic swirls that make us
spin orbits of lust
she has the moon in her eyes, i'm afraidthe Moon was etchedshe has the moon in her eyes, i'm afraid2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
into her hazel eyes
shaken with summer's wonder
only to hear such tender words
swam of lover's lips
said marry me
carried on the breadth of grass's kiss
as you hold her for a dance
among the cosmos
(and darling, for who knew
how lovely lonely bodies could
fit lung by lung
by the little hearts)slowly
SuffocationI found a vintage denim jacketSuffocation2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
in the bottom of my mother's closet,
underneath a black-and-white montage
of shoebox photographs with burned edges.
Like she had been trying to asphyxiate
the memory of my father
but kept coming up for air.
Fade Awaythe road ahead is dark and grey,Fade Away2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and we are headed down astray –
as misguided ghosts we fade away,
invisibly with the trees we sway.
MythosThe HunterMythos1 year ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
a sky of fleeing stars:
the archer's arrow,
224.Sometimes I sit and224.2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
think about nothing in
particular, but you
be still, my hearti.be still, my heart2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
stark colors to
float into sky
with glints of
in china blue
crawled out of sea
still- across breath
of shallow end.
carefully in the air
breathing empty water.
to open air
slid the bushes
under the trees
closed in pale flowers
left prints in soft soil
where more sunshine fell
from sky (strange as sea)
Alivefarthest from my mindAlive1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
is the thought of turning back
and drowning in a sea of thoughts,
struggling for air -
i do not want my mind possessed,
with whispers of ‘never, never’
rustling within me like a taffeta skirt
across the floor –
i want to be alive,
not simply breathing –
a survivor, not a victim.
Onceyour beauty lies restless behind thoseOnce1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
hills, where you fought valiantly. and
the man you once were was brave and kind,
but now you are possessed by a passenger
of darkness, whispering words of your
the man you once were is forgotten, and
the man you are today, is only a ghost, a
shadow, of what you were before.
coffee talkthey speak in thecoffee talk2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
rattle of coffee cups—
sea bent lungs await the press
of the espresso crave lips
as taste fills curling limbs