All Oxygen is, is Cheap TalkThe cheap talk is on me tonight
but the gentlemen you are, you bought it all.
Dragging it out like a smoker savors the inhales of a cigarette.
The carbon is escaping through the corners of your lips.
Oxygen runs wild through the strands of my golden locks.
Bandit eyes and a smile I stole from a 10 year old girl.
"Ive kept you close in form of a note."
Admitting that lines 1-20 is your bible which you live by.
Im downing pure caffiene and,
youre casually reciting self flaws as if they were accomplishments.
P o u r i n g pe
Stages And ActsI take careful steps to the center of the stage, pull a deep breath, and yellStages And Acts8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
"This isnt what I meant it to be."
Excuse: "forced myself to cry" Truth: "I cant keep myself together these days."
I'm up. Wish me luck. Break a leg, break a heart, whatever.
"my eyes water so bad now, they're almost always
black. my problem's gotten so bad now, my teeth
are turning black."
Do you like my smile?
"I'm giving up on everything.
tights , toe shoes , troubleWe're kissing in a closet.tights , toe shoes , trouble8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Not exactly a stage, but I've got high nerves anyway.
My feet are arched to a ballerina's point and I'm all but
'falling out of my jewelry box'
"I'm off to the city. I Breathe Broadway."
You Said: "Forget it, doll. Forget coming back to me. I wont want you by
Miss Johnny RaincloudYou'd do anything to have the excuse to be executed in perfect formation,Miss Johnny Raincloud7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and flow with every flick of her tongue.
You keep me off my heels as I tip toed in the finest fashion to your doorway.
Sometimes I wish I had the grace of a jewelry box ballerina.
Other times, I'd peel away at my exterior to find a little less satisfaction.
Those promises are as vague as time and will come and pass by the seconds.
Lately the daylight burns quickly and you're already slipping away from me.
It's getting late so let the lighthouse be your guide home; straight to the point.
Clams spit pearls out into the blue like your one word replies.
ThrowAwayAnyPotentialYouHave.From birds eye view I could see you flying so low (Solo)ThrowAwayAnyPotentialYouHave.7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And the truth is your bodys shaking and...
I'm not listening or caring.
Is it nice to lose all feeling in your face?
(those lips will never let a word slip out after this)
"Your secrets safe Baby"
I'll swipe this smirk with a look of deep desperation.
Your backbone is persistant.
Keep in mind a reminder, "I need to grow a spine."
Do you want to make this last longer then a night?
I just wanna get buried in this mattress.
Slow Down My Precious CargoToday I caught myself being daringSlow Down My Precious Cargo7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Leaning in dangerously too far
How I got the courage too....
So lets take this all the way
Or until we both freeze up
Glued, fixed in a dead on stare.
"You make me so nervous", it slipped right out i swear.
Lets see whos "beat" can win this race.
At the moment were both ahead of the tempo.
Only trailing off by measures
And I never got the chance and time to say
"Ohhh...I am somewhere else when Im with you."
Im Minnesota and I Miss SummerI havent thought this much for weeksIm Minnesota and I Miss Summer7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
as I roll over on the sheets
Im sick of my arms being wrapped around...
Baby, its this air, its only nothing.
Anyways you know,
Id rather be there with you.
But if thats asking for too much
I'll hold onto all these hopes and thoughts
Were more then "at a safe distance" and I hate it, I just cant stand it.
"Its okay cause it maybe lights out I know...
Youd rather be here with me."
May sometimes feel like an eternity
Well until Forever meets up
Pure Skies and StorytimesEnjoying the softly played music sitting with closed eyes, listening to you play slow songs. I love to see your fingers press against metal to hear a chord strike against my ears, but each note makes me go even more numb then the first. Singing aloud regardless if others are listening, cause we're getting lost in the lines and our voices cooperate to serenade ourselves to safety. We can barely keep our eyes wide, my body goes limp and I'm lying in your arms, and I feel your stomach rise and as it falls I sink deeper into your chest. We're dreaming up lives not nearly as ideal as our own and we are both oblivious to what is going on around us.Pure Skies and Storytimes7 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Nervous Meets FashionableWind blows hair across my eyes.Nervous Meets Fashionable8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Trust me. I'm trying to smile, and I'm trying my absolute best.
Gazes are still locked.
[it doesn't matter, we've lost the key anyway]
dolly dolly dolly,
the best isn't ever good enough.
The cliche love of walking on the beach has turned into a real mind hater.
I swear, I could look out over the water and see my heart sinking.
[The moon might illuminate the drowning scene.]
Despite the sun going down.
Concentration of cold hearts.
Making a Break for ButtonsHeadlights are eating up the highway.Making a Break for Buttons7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Drawing to a conclusion as we pull into the driveway.
"My parents will be gone for days
so how about you come inside?"
But I couldnt speak for the life of me,
"Yes" seemed to be the only word in my vocabulary.
Maybe the "Oh Hun just one more drink"
Was one drink to far for him to handle.
In my defense I dont know any better.
A loss fumble for the keys,
Vulnerable has brought me to my
I'm Thinking Lip LockMy breathing is steady.I'm Thinking Lip Lock8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I am sinking into pillows in the same way that a ship sinks in the ocean.
with grace, with horrifying beauty, and without help.
The light that drifts in through the blinds
shadows half of your face and underlines my request
for you to be the cloest thing I've ever been able to call "company".
You can only nod and shut the shades completely.
Dancing across the sheets brings us face to face; toe to toe.
Breaks are automatic.
Last.Look.Crushed.You're crushing me.Last.Look.Crushed.8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Boy, do I wish.
You see, I've got starry eyes for you but its only hurting me.
You're breaking hearts like its going out of style, but thats not "the bad part"
You don't want to shatter mine.
Call it my masochistic side, but give it a shot.
Bring a knife and give me a chance.
"forget highschool crushes and grow up"
Yellow flowers still make me swoon
and forehead kisses still make me smile.
You still make me nervous.
I'm not pretty but I still keep you on your toes.
With flaws we're batting a thousand, but
it just feels perfect.
It feels completely wrong that my breath
4PMDecembeRScrapping for space4PMDecembeR7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
space inbetween the thing we call
we call distance, our home.
Where we find comfort in almost anything.
Just to keep our minds racing,
dream of things we only fantasize of.
And its 4PM somewhere greater than we could think up.
December sells intentions to us high hoping thinkers.
Magically the stone cold unthaws,
making soft spots on your lungs.
Taking it all in
Taking me in
With skyline seating.
So shoot too high,
dont dare aim low
Beauty is waking up with sunrise smiles on y
Ms.Mistake,YoureSoOutOfPlace. InnocenceMs.Mistake,YoureSoOutOfPlace.8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Taste of cherry on your lips
with a hint of "never been kissed."
Loosely fitting fingertips
all about "the romantics."
Just a touch of my spine
makes me sprawl across the sheets.
Heart is throbbing
( Pressuring my ribs to give in )
Gives me enough air to sputter out my disapproving sighs
Ironing Bedsheets to BareskinI'll bring you back the sun.Ironing Bedsheets to Bareskin7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Lasso it from the Pacific sunset
and throw it back up into our skyline.
Embrace its beauty
Cause this may not last long.
I've been praying for days on end now.
Let the light come and peek through your window.
Let it warm your face and greet you
"Hello Gorgeous" every morning.
Cause if I was there thats what I'd be whispering across the pillowcase.
And smirking in complete adoration
"You look amazing at the crack of dawn"
Bravery AwardI keep my composureBravery Award8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and as you pull me closer.
Whisper "we're no good"
And not meant for this.
Its cresent and a quarter to 12.
and you should know better.
should know better.
and endless conversations.
Now its overhead
and I over heard-
You think Im blind
I think Im just blindsided.
Theres no control (uncontrollably hopeful)
and I have no say in this
The Bravery Award goes to my Blushing Bride
I Saw Stars"Reach for the stars" you said.I Saw Stars7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I stood on tip toe and felt the air close in on me.
I was reaching for oxygen as much as stars.
My eyes and my lungs needed more than I could get.
You sit on the moon, swinging your feet, laughing.
Tears fall from my eyes and you yell down at me
"If you were at the height I am, you could pass that off for rain."
I ran inside the abandoned building that used to be "home".
The peeling paint chipped and when I looked, it was under my fingernails.
I scrapped my way to the room at the very top.
I looked up at the small lightbulb and watched it flicker out.
The window was missing too, a tree bra
3am WaterworksWide eyes shot butterflies,3am Waterworks7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
my organs contained them in a cage.
I sat, studied, I'd explain-
"I heard a drop of "self control" and "confidence in God."
Watched it shatter, shake, disintergrate-
We'd stop, we'd kiss, we'd hold, and you'd say-
"Breathe ,Girlie, breathe. Breathe babe please pray for me.
Cause I'm hands felt on spines
trembling nerves as I push the rewind
to hear a delayed message of regret but I'll keep-
pressing on-to new people, new mattress and rum.
Turning down second dates like telemarketers calling me at dawn.
5 Minutes 23 SecondsThis being short of spectacular,5 Minutes 23 Seconds7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
our conversation has no content or context.
Todays Lesson: Imperfections
Tomorrows: Forgetting yesterday's bad habits
The words hit me in the head and went to the heart with a great rippling effect in black and white.
Goodness to ever reach my ears from a liar.
"This town is in a breakdown
so I hope your put together securely at the joints."
Then thats where I begin to shake.
My convulsing makes you smile. As you say;
"What a lovely k
ItsAlmostLikeAHurricane You've got miles to go until you get to me.ItsAlmostLikeAHurricane7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You've got miles to go until you sink this low .
"I want you to hit rock bottom"
My pearly whites cracked on impact.
A little girl tugged on my dress and said "that boy doesnt love you"
I squinted up at the sky and said on a sigh "I believe you're right."
To my surprise she had tears painting her face.
"Don't give up. You dont care about something until you've lost it."
When my eyes refocused she was gone.
I sat down on a bench and on my left s
Single Handedly Sinking MyselfWhen I saw you at a distant glance, I felt hope tugging on the bottom seams of my shirt. And it made me think "maybe someone can make you feel completely sane and secure." But yet he is just a boy and I'm just a girl that goes unnoticed. Even if I made an attempt to stand out I'm sure he would never be interested. I could drop hints like bombs in war and still not make a dent in his thoughts. Or break this ice between him knowing and not knowing I actually exist. So I'll look down grasping my books as I blend in with everyone else in the crowded hallways of this school. "Hannah Hannah Hannah, get your heads out of the clouds. It's where highSingle Handedly Sinking Myself7 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Contemporary Girla girl stood on the street corner clutching a red balloon and an old, beat-up suitcase.Contemporary Girl6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
she was looking off into the distance, above the people and the skyscrapers and the look of determination on her face was so resolute that noone bothered telling her to get out of the way or that she was holding up sidewalk traffic or anything.
she was vivacious, religious, and ready to take on the world.
the dazzling city lights,
the dreary trash- covered streets,
she loved it.
people at work would ask her if she was thinking about ever going home.
she would reply "Home? like with Jesus Christ, my family, and anyone else I love ? I suppose I will
The Ghost Town in the GirlBoy,The Ghost Town in the Girl6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
saw the sun set the highway horizon ablaze
suspending the hues of autumns arrival.
It smeared red-yellow into the greens and blues.
I pushed the gas twice as fast
I set the cruise to 62
I heard your faith fell through again.
So I turned the station into static
and turned the static into sound.
was caught dancing over a web of daydreams
Lovers and LiarsI don't stand a chance.Lovers and Liars8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
That's what I thought while I was
climbing the stairs to the seduction scene.
Same time you're thinking
"I can't seriously distress her."
Pushing the door, I'm all mechanical flutters for your masochistic stutters.
You turn slowly, smiling.
You're smiling.. but there are tears in your eyes.
How was I to know that you could still get to me?
You stitch my lips shut so my jaw won't drop.
No "are you ready's".
It's just unstitch and no promises.
Dropping breaths and picking up you
"Hey Black Lungs"
Hey Sunshine, you kill meLook across the room.Hey Sunshine, you kill me8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm smiling,you're laughing.
But we're dying to know what we're about.
We're biting lips for different reasons
nervous as hell, pain, turn ons...
You're dropping kisses on my lips and saying "I'll see you everyday,right?"
I fall a step back and say "No... we can't."
If I'm ruining this for you, what do you think its doing for me?