When You Said Forever I Was Hoping You Meant ItThe alcohol on your lipsWhen You Said Forever I Was Hoping You Meant It1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Burns like my skin.
As I'm awaiting the touch of
Your cold fingertips,
Although I know I shouldn't,
I've come to love
The shape our breath makes
When intertwined like our bodies
Your burning kisses never fail
To light me up inside
And your soft touch
Seems to envelop me
In a cyanide cloak
In your hands, I surrender
And you quickly destroy my very being
And I know that, if I were to be smart
I'd make you leave
Because I know just how
Bad you are for me, but still
I lay here in your fiery embrace
And I can't leave
Because I know
Just how short your forever can be
So, right now, I'll make due with this
Broken piece of infinity
And attempt to stall the wounds
You don't know that you'll make
what to do when he doesn't say it backa)what to do when he doesn't say it back1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
you will give all of yourself to a boy who won't know you at all.
he will recycle your parts, make you stationary, bind you into
paper that he will gift back so you can write poetry about him.
you, too, say i love you quickly.
when he doesn't say it back, evaporate.
he will kiss you in places you didn't know existed.
until him, you were a peasant in your body's palace.
he crowned you princess, broke the lock of your castle's gates.
when he doesn't say it back, load your cannons.
you are a fountain pen.
look him in the eye when you write him letters on your skin.
when he asks to read them, surrender.
you have always been this way: too eager
to make wildflowers bloom inside of him.
when he doesn't say it back, trim the stems.
when he tells you that your eyes remind him of tree bark,
show him that your gaze is sturdier than nature's limbs.
without breaking eye contact, slowly back him into a wall.
when he expresses discomfort,
ask if he knows what choking is like.
/.there is no amount/.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
that can keep you
out of my thoughts.
to see you
is to see stars,
and i'm dizzy enough
with the image of you
right before dawn
stuck in my head,
but i want more.
i have the instinctive need
to run a finger down your
neck, to memorize
how you look when you
smile, just so that i can
write about you,
to make you realize
how spectacular you are.
i tried to build bridges.and here i am all wrapped up in cigarette smoke,i tried to build bridges.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
just wishing each tendril could be your arms
and that this warmth
radiated from your chest.
but you're gone,
so far away,
even though you live right across town.
i wonder if you ever think of me
like i think of you.
bring me back:
i want your venom,
course it through my veins.
take my blood,
burn my soul.
take me back:
feel for me, something please
i'll take your hate
if you aren't offering love.
feel free to drown me
in those watercolor paints.
you're still gone,
and now the smoke has followed you
i guess there's nothing
i can hold on to.
origami death wisha piece of paper, no matter how big or how small,origami death wish1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
can only be folded eight times over
before it springs back out
and unfolds itself.
i could fold into myself a trillion times over
just so i would fit in the space between the two fingers
that you hold your cigarette with.
3.When you asked me to strip,3.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
we both had a different understanding
of what you meant.
See, I thought
you wanted me to peel away
the layers of who I was
so you could see what
As you watched,
I shed the confidence
that clung to me like a second
skin and showed you the insecurity
that was underneath.
I cut away my determination,
leaving in its place the self-doubt
that ate away at me everyday.
I ripped off the laughter
that covered my soul
in an effort to hide the
uncertainty of who I was.
I shrugged out of my ambition,
displaying for you the meekness
that was carved inside.
I stood in front of you then,
baring my soul and shivering
in my vulnerability.
I wasn't expecting you to love me--
no, I never wanted you to do that;
Instead, I only wanted you to hold me
and then show me who you really were inside.
But what did you do?
You turned around and walked away without
a second thought--or a glance back.
And here is where I still stand,
mounted on the asph