Photo-NegativeA weightless pause, the warmth between seconds.Photo-Negative4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
“You need to feel something other than me”, and the way you said it-
Like the gazelle asking the lion not to chase her,
and many similes much worse than that.
and many smiles more cancerous than that.
and everything I say you say I say- it’s all farm grade bullshit.
Starting here, I begin to correct myself, control myself,
before the words lose their beauty by taking on far too many meanings.
I’ve cleverly described this enough times already: ants besieging a gone sparrow,
the death rattle of an air-conditioner as the summer heat takes it,
three boys swimming in a pond and only one survives their childhood.
I’ve described this enough times to know that I’ve exhausted it of figurative substance.
All that’s left is the picked clean husk of what it has always been; bitterness.
Sometimes, less words are needed to define.
SparksI see the falling leavesSparks11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
the first of their kind
with you by my side
I have seemed to forget time
Your hand in mine
as I walk silently next to you
the sparks between us
Your so close to me
I hear your heartbeat
and slowly I get lost
in the rhythm
Then it's over
as my eyes flutter open
their are no leaving falling
only a freezing gust
The world is gray
with flecks of white
and it seems darker
Softly I whisper
promising it will get better
but their is no one
by my side
to hear it