England X Reader: Under the RainSitting and crying on the bench...England X Reader: Under the Rain in Short Stories More Like This
Letting the rain falls on me...
Too much sadness...
No person to comfort me...
Am I still part of this world?
Those words always came to my mind everytime I visit my family's grave, People think I'm strange, so I don't have any friends, I'm always being bullied, Everytime I got bullied, my depression increases that leads me hurting myself even more.
Wounds on my body...
Bruises scattered on my face...
Scar in my heart...
Am I born to be unloved?
Now... I'm thinking of commititing suicide, They don't care won't they? I brought a revolver inside of my pocket. They don't care if they saw me...
'So many people passing by...
They just looked at me strangely...
Think that I'm going crazy...
I'm just a simple girl that wants
to be loved, there's nothing wrong
with that right?
It's just a simple wish...
Why it can't be granted?
or am I too arrogant to wish?
The rain won't stop, I heard that there's typhoon coming today, I
Tectonik!USUK X Reader: Bodyguards(Goodbye Alfred)"Dude, will you?"Tectonik!USUK X Reader: Bodyguards(Goodbye Alfred) in Romance More Like This
You took your lunch at the garden since you thought you'll be the only one who'll be eating at the kitchen. Your parents weren't here, as usual, they were at the company and will not coming home until tonight.
"Good Afternoon, love" Arthur greeted you and kissed your cheek and took a seat.
"Why did you come here?"
"About that... I got a word from Alfred"
"What is it?"
"Al... Is leaving..."
"What?!" you stood up from your seat.
"Where is he?!"
'I can see her happy being with Arthur... I can't do anything about it right? She loves her, she'll be more happy if I handle __ over him right?'
You asked if where is Alfred now and rushed to the airport. He was about to go when you called him. You couldn't believe that Arthur was so calm after hearing Alfred will leave!
"__?!" he said in surprise.
You ran to him. "You idiot!!! Why you didn't tell me?!" you even wanted to slap him.
"I'm sure you'll get angry, no, you're already angry"
America X Robot!Reader: Love-Tech 3America X Robot!Reader: Love-Tech 3 in Sci-Fi More Like This
"Uh-Uhh... I fell asleep?" Alfred asked himself. 'Oh yeah I did, same goes to this chick'
"Alfred-sama...?" (Name) slowly opened her eyes.
"How was your sleep?" he asked, smiling at her.
"Why are you apologizing for?"
"I took a sleep too... I didn't do house chores..."
"It's okay, There's nothing to clean"
Arthur came out from his room.
"Hey! Congratulations for getting a girlfriend!" Arthur said, with a cigarette on his mouth.
"Girlfriend...? What's that, Alfred-sama?"
"'Alfred-sama...?'" Arthur bursted out of laughing. "Your slave?!" he continued laughing.
"It's not funny you know?"
"Bwahahaha, ...my bad" he finally stopped.
"(Name) is not my slave okay? Also not my girlfriend..."
"So, what is she to you?"
"My own human robot"
"You... You created one?! Are you insane?!"
"Dude! What's the matter with it?"
"Didn't you heard the news? Robots are now killing their creators once they know
Tectonik!USUK X Reader: Bodyguards(Goodbye Arthur)Next day in the morning, you got a text message from Arthur. 'Can you meet me at the park? I'll be waiting'Tectonik!USUK X Reader: Bodyguards(Goodbye Arthur) in Romance More Like This
What is he up to? You wondered. You don't know. You have your driver drove you there. You found him leaning at poles, waiting and there were luggage beside him.
"Why did you call me for?" you started.
"Oh that...? I've got something to tell you"
"Sure, go ahead."
"The truth is... I'm leaving this country."
"I'm sorry __, but I have to."
"My parents finally listened to me last night. We had a deal, if I go with them in our country and start a new life there. They will stop annoying you with that marriage contract..."
"No..." you shed tears. It's not like you hated getting annoyed by that contract but, seeing him leave with that worthless reason was just too much.
"But I don't"
"Come on, you like Alfred right?"
"I'm sorry __..." he grabbed his suitcase and tossed his jacket over his shoulder and pulled his luggage.
America X Robot!Reader: Love-Tech 2America X Robot!Reader: Love-Tech 2 in Sci-Fi More Like This
"Wha-What the hell is that...?"
"It's the famous poses for maids you know?" said Kiku, taking an unlimited photos of (Name)'s sexy poses.
"(Name), stop doing that poses can you?" said Alfred.
"As you wish, Alfred-sama"
"Alfred-san, I have to go now" said Kiku, putting his shoes on.
"どいたしまして (You're welcome)"
Yeah, Alfred is happy now because he has his own girl now but he is slightly uncomfortable. (Name) is cute, pretty and beautiful, what he can ask for?
"Alfred-sama, is there something wrong?" (Name) asked
"N-Nothing! Oh right, can you make hamburgers?"
"Of course!" She went to the kitchen She acted and moved like a human, Alfred watched her cook. 'She looks like a housewife, isn't she? minus that outfit...' Alfred thought. 'I'm sure this is the type of girl that Arthur likes'
"Alfred-sama" (Name) turned around "Hamburgers are done" she said.
Prince!England X Reader: The Royal Bloodline VIIIPrince!England X Reader: The Royal Bloodline VIII in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
'Bushy brows still didn't answer why he hate Michelle right? This girl is just a normal being, Why that Brit acts like she's a "Witch"?'
I kept asking myself since yesterday at the party, Things gotten so confusing. I'm not a part of the Southern Empire... Why I know their "method"? Did someone told me...? Did someone sealed my memories?
'Damn... Questions again... Flirting with the maids there wouldn't erase those questions right?' I banged my head on the wall and sighed.
(Back to your POV)
You stayed the night at Allistor's castle because the party ended late. Your shirtless brother Allistor was still sleeping, hugging you from the right side while Arthur is on the other side, their faces were like "__ will gonna marry me, Arty" and "She's mine, don't stick your bloody arse to us" . Their arms were so heavy you couldn't get up, Wales and Ireland were sleeping on the floor. You just remembered that they were the persons you slept with last
2p!Pirate!England X Male!Reader:Bloody Disguise! 2You got out from your bed early to take a shower, Of course, the water was damn cold and it is partly your fault because you didn't took one last night. 'It's safe if Arthur is asleep right?' you thought2p!Pirate!England X Male!Reader:Bloody Disguise! 2 in Romance More Like This
You shivered like hell when the water touched your body, you thought you were becoming an ice, and then, the door suddenly opened
"__ are you-" Arthur's eyes widened, he saw you naked...
"Gaaah!" you screamed with Arthur
"Get out of here!" you cried in anger and blushed.
"__... you are...-"
"Just get the hell out of here!" Arthur immediately shut the door
'What should I do?! Arthur found it out!' you quickly put your uniforms on and tried to talk to him.
"I thought so... You're a girl"
"I-I'm so sorry for lying..."
"Come here" he ordered, you sat beside him on his bed.
"Why did you entered this school? You know this is a dangerous place for girls"
"I know... I have my reason..."
"I came from a poor family... So please don't tell anyone about this..." you be
2p!Pirate!England X Male!Reader:Bloody Disguise! 43 months later, The principal found out your secret, the first thing you thought, Cyrus heard it first and told the principal. No, you never knew that there were CCTV cameras scattered In the whole school but not in the dormitories. You had any choice but to leave, but before that, you'll apologize to your classmates for lying and tell them the truth. You were so scared because there were no other schools you can enter, you can't afford their fees. Arthur was so mad, he could even kill the principal due to his anger. You were crying as you spoke to them, they don't have a clue why you're crying.2p!Pirate!England X Male!Reader:Bloody Disguise! 4 in Romance More Like This
"Guys... I'm so sorry for lying..." you sobbed and covered your face by your hands to hide your crying face.
"I'm so sorry..." you fell on your knees.
"_-__, What's wrong...?" Mathias asked curiously
"I'm so sorry for lying..." the tie on your hair loosened, letting your hair flow.
"___ is a girl" said the professor who was standing beside you.
"I thought so..." a few of them mumbled
Daddy!England X Mommy!Reader:Kirkland Family 14 p2Daddy!England X Mommy!Reader:Kirkland Family 14 p2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
You were stirring the soup, your coat sitting on the chair, ready to go get your kids from school when you heard the front door open and close and two soft voices, one of them you identified as Matthew. The scent of softly simmering soup filled the house, wafting through the huge rooms, calling ___'s family to the kitchen doorway. You stuck your head around the corner
"Matt!?" you exclaimed as he ran to you and hugged your legs.
"What are you two doing here...?" Arthur asked, Slightly baffled as to how they got home so quickly by themselves.
"___-san..." an unfamiliar yet gentle voice called. You glanced up wondering who the soothing voice belonged to. A young man stood there. He had brown eyes and strangely familiar black hair.
"Who is he?" you asked
"It's Big Brother Kiku!!!" said Alfred
"K-Kiku...!? When did you grow up to be that big!?" Arthur questioned
"There's nothing to get shocked about, Arthur-san. When I woke this morning, I just found myself this big" Kiku
Tectonik!USUK X Reader: Bodyguards III(1:50 AM)Tectonik!USUK X Reader: Bodyguards III in Romance More Like This
It was awfully cold in the room, you couldn't sleep properly like you do. You put on your white fluffy robe and headed to the kitchen.
"Did the heater broke...?" you asked yourself. You already drank 5 glasses of water, but still couldn't sleep as if your body was drying up and ran a marathon. The door opened and you heard someone yawned. When it opened, you saw a yellow caterpillar.
"What a hair..." you raised one eyebrow.
"Huh? Miss??? What are you doing here?" it was Arthur.
"I could ask you the same question"
"I want to drink water..." he walked towards the refrigerator and drank from a bottle.
"Learn how to use glass will you?"
"I don't want to waste time..."
"By the way, aren't you cold? You're still not wearing any shirt since last night"
"No... I'm more comfortable like this" he plopped on the chair as he closed his eyes and let his head hung.
"He-Hey... Are you planning to sleep here?"
"Even at this hour, I'm stil
Delightful Company~ Author!EnglandxReader 5.For once ______ was at the cafe first, trepidation boiling within her about what Arthur had to say. He'd seemed frantic, breathless...her over-active imagination was conjuring all kinds of things that could have happened to him, but hadn't he been at home all day? Surely something bad couldn't have-Delightful Company~ Author!EnglandxReader 5. in Romance More Like This
"_____!" Eventually a windswept author emerged into the cafe like a hurricane, hair soaked from the rain outside and emerald eyes wide. He seemed to be far more dishevelled and weather-stained than he ever had before, not at all concerned about his un-tucked shirt or slightly wonky tie as he dropped into his seat. He appeared very restless too, shifting about uncomfortably. "A-Arthur, what's wrong!?"
He let out a shaky expulsion of breath, brow furrowed. "I...I have something to tell you." _____ didn't get a chance to retort, the Englishman beginning to speak "Listen, Francis rang me and...well..."
"There's good news, and bad news."
There was a pause, filled w
Devotion~ England X Reader~ Chapter 9Feliciano has just arrived, canvas and paints in his arms.Devotion~ England X Reader~ Chapter 9 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
In place of a lacy brocade coat and fine clothes, he is wearing a plain off-white blouse and dusty breeches. He looks suprisingly easy-going, thumping me merrily on the back and almost skipping through the halls. With a sigh I follow him, and he observes all the rooms with his vivid amber eyes. "I think you'll look good outside~" He chirps, grabbing my arm and tugging me towards the rose gardens once we're out the back doors; what a coincidence, considering the place we're going is one of my favourites in the whole manor.
Once he's set up his equipment, he guestures for me to sit on one of the carved stone benches. He comments about my eyes being captivating for a moment, pausing to look at me more sincerely as I myself admire the abudant growth of peach Judas roses flowering in the lush green background behind me. Indeed, it is a rather enchanting little place. I let out a little delighted chuckle too, realising I'v
Devotion~ England X Reader~ Chapter 8It's dark, and I sit on my chaise lounge reading a book. Alfred lounges on my bed, looking suprisingly alert. There's a restless look in his eyes, and he can't stop fidgeting. I guess it is considerably normal for him to be so het up. He hates going to bed.Devotion~ England X Reader~ Chapter 8 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"So..." He begins "Were you with _____ all day? What did you get up to~"
"Nothing important, I just needed a break. I feel the world better for it."
"I've never seen you happier, Iggy! Y'know, when you're with her you look so loving and...well, it does you good..." Alfred says, still looking somewhat distracted. Candle-light illuminating my exposed collar bones, I glance down at my book. Here comes the blush.
"Thank you, Alfred." I sigh happily "I'm glad I've got you to talk to...you're the only person I know for certain I can trust."
"O-Of course, thanks Iggy~" Alfred looks shocked, a bashful expression crossing his face. However, I can't help but notice that it's a grimace and not a smile. Trying to ignore my suspiscions, I just s
Radience~ Snake-Man!England X Reader~ Chapter 1The show is over now, and I mingle through the excited crowds trying to find the elusive ring-leader. I begin to lose all hope, but I then feel a warm hand on my shoulder; turning around I feel incredibly startled.Radience~ Snake-Man!England X Reader~ Chapter 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Are you the girl that Arthur was looking for?" I look up into startlingly bright cobalt blue eyes, and a perfect smile. Feeling slightly intimidated I inch backwards a little bit.
"Y-Yes, I think I am..." The young man is tall, and from the look of it he has boundless energy. His smile is friendly, but it's close to unnerving that he's grinning all the time.
"Great!" He cheers "You need to come with me~"
The warm skin meets mine again as I'm dragged through the throng of people.
"Wait! Who are you!?" I squeal in protest, attemping to dig my heels into the soft earth.
"I thought you were watching the show? I'm the strong-man, silly! I'm Alfred." Another grin is shot my way as I'm tugged impatiently into a tend behind the main one. To be honest my eyes had been on one person
Of Birthday's and Roses~ England x ReaderGlancing again at the clock, yet again shifting in my seat, I find myself cursing my anxiety. Surely she'll be here soon, I think to myself; but that other voice, the devil on my shoulder, remarks that maybe she doesn't even care at all. She's already 3 minutes-Of Birthday's and Roses~ England x Reader in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Wringing my hands in front of me, I then train my gaze on the carvings around the edge of the table. I won't get myself worked up about this. Everything's in it's place, but I can't help adjusting what seems to look wrong. I keep getting the sensation of eyes on me, but I clench my fists in my lap and ignore the quiet murmurings around the resteraunt. I feel like a lemon, just floundering here in my chair without anyone with me and no food; just a bunch of roses and some balloons that Alfred insisted on me buying. For a moment I even consider leaving to get some air.
You see, it's _____'s birthday today- That's the whole reason why I'm sitting here alone in a resteraunt. I'm waiting for her, that insufferable idiot Alfed, Matth
Radience~ Snake-Man!England X Reader~ Intro"You do not know the agony of being ridiculed all of your life."Radience~ Snake-Man!England X Reader~ Intro in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I stare into those vivid emerald eyes, captivated by the bottle-green glow. My eyes then trail to the small patch of shimmering cerulean skales on the young mans face. "I may not know it, but you are beautiful all the same." I murmur, watching my new companion hide his face from me. I shiver from the cold night air, wishing he'd talk to me again and stop this horrible silence. How can someone so enchanting be so angry and upset? I hear a sigh, and his pale hand travels to his shoulder to pull apart a silver fastening.
"Here, take this." The peculiar gentleman mutters, draping the silvery cloak around my shoulders; I begin to protest, but then wrap myself tightly in it for fear of turning into an ice-sculpture. There is a fleeting, fond smile for a moment but then the face becomes bitter again. "I shall be going now, I've a show to run. I hope you enjoy it." His gentle voice is barely above a whisper, an accented breath th
Lazy Easter Days ~ England X Reader ~It's been a lazy, serene Easter Sunday thus far.Lazy Easter Days ~ England X Reader ~ in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Me and Arthur have spent most of the day together, indulging in vast amounts of chocolate and sweets; now we're sitting at his dining-room table decorating eggs and reminiscing about the past. With narrowed eyes, Arthur turns his masterpiece between paint-stained fingers and he doesn't appear to be acknowleding anything else at all. He's concentrating, eyebrows furrowed comically as he paints. I try to replicate his style myself as I inhale the scent of gossamery white roses that have been placed carefully in a rather recherché vase beside me. This whole room is somewhat girlish, decorated like some Victorian parlour. My companions painting style is just as feminine and I can't seem to copy the beautiful pink flowers and abundant green vines that Arthur prides himself on.
I divert my attention to Arthur himself, admiring how handsome and intense he is- How he hums along to the swirls of classical music coming from his old radio as h
Devotion~ England X Reader~ Chapter 1DevotionDevotion~ England X Reader~ Chapter 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
England X Reader
It was a warm, fragrant summer night when she was first found. The long days had left me exhausted, and I was enjoying the cool air against my face. The sound of racing hooves had initially alerted me, considering the hunters were not meant to be back for another hour or so.
The hunting party had never expected to find a girl unconscious in the woods. I remember very clearly watching my resplendant father carrying her limp body, the whole house a hive of activity. I think I was sitting at my window-seat, reading a novel at the time. I instinctively looked toward my younger brother Alfred, sprawled on the bed asleep, but despite having to look after him I hurtled down the stairs anyway. Nobody would notice me amongst the growing congregation of people.
I've never regretted that moment since.
I'd been intreiuged by the girl from the start, and I watched her almost cautiously. Tendrils of ____ hair were fanned out around her heart-shaped face, her ches
Devotion~ England X Reader~ Chapter 7Eyes half-closed in concentration I make a crown of flowers, the flimsy petals carressing the calloused skin of my hands. Such a perfect summer day is not for tedium, nor for arduous pursuits and the restraints of duty. I turn my head to observe _____, who watches me in return.Devotion~ England X Reader~ Chapter 7 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I thought you were supposed to be a good story-teller?"
She pouts, eyes then scanning the expanse before us.
I've been telling her more about my past, about things that have happened which are both good and bad. Of course there's been more tears, but soon enough I stopped and we began to stroll through the woods. At the moment we're sitting underneath a knarled old tree, overlooking a small creek and a picturesque waterfall.
"Indeed I am that, but this isn't a work of fiction. It is the story of my life." I muse, placing the crown of flowers tenderly on the head of the girl beside me. She smiles "You're so solemn, Arthur..."
"It's my job to be that way, is it not? I have to be obedient and-"
"You don't have to
Devotion~ England X Reader~ Chapter 6I hurtle into my room, tears rolling down my cheeks as my back slides down against the wall. Burying my head in my hands, the hurt and humiliation of the past comes flooding back.Devotion~ England X Reader~ Chapter 6 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I think carefully, my bleary green eyes closing to help ease my head-ache.
I let out a whimper as I'm shoved against a cold, unyeilding brick wall. Hands grope, swift puches being aimed as I'm almost beaten into the dirt.
With a sharp intake of breath I look around the room, trying to shift the heart-ache and the oncoming migraine.
It doesn't work.
I've hid it for so long, I may as well come to terms with it.
Even after being bullied and hurt and taunted by Francis and his friends, I'd still cover the bruises and keep a stiff upper lip. Wiping away my tears fiercely, I'd dry my face and smile; it was what I had to do. Alfred and _____ never knew why I was so quiet at times, no doubt the two thought that was just me being the authorative older brother- But no, I was screaming internally, holding back an
Best nightTonight was the best,Best night in Free Verse More Like This
You took my hand and held it tight..
I rested my head on your shoulder,
And you placed your head on mine..
I kept hoping it wasn't a dream,
I'm glad it wasn't..
It was the best night ever spent,
Can't wait to see you again...
WaitingAs I watch the rain fall down,Waiting in Free Verse More Like This
I remember the time when you were here...
I miss how you would hold me tight and kiss me..
How you would say you loved me..
Now I sit here by the window,
Looking to the sky..
I sit wrapped in your jacket..
Waiting for you to come home..
I Just Want to be with YouWhats done is done..I Just Want to be with You in Free Verse More Like This
Can't wait for tomorrow sun..
I want to hold you in my arms..
And be forever young..
I hope what I did was right..
I just can't bare to see the sight..
I love you, I do..
I just want to be with you..
DreamsI feel as if I'm always dreaming..Dreams in Free Verse More Like This
My dreams never seem to have a meaning..
I keep seeing you, lying on the ground..
I keep looking, but you always go unfound..
I wish you would come back,
And hold me in your arms..
I wish you would kiss me,
And protect me from my harms...
As I wake up wishing you were near..
I always remember the times you were here..
MadEver since that one day when you beat and broke me down,Mad in Free Verse More Like This
I've never said a word..
I sit looking out the window,
Into the lonely world..
What you did was wrong,
But how I miss you so..
As I sit by my window,
And look out to the world...
I often stop to wonder,
Are you ever coming back..?
What if..What if I told you I loved you..?What if.. in Free Verse More Like This
What if you loved me too..?
What if you took me in your arms and held me forever..?
What if you kissed me and promised to never let me go..?
What if you said you would never leave me..?
But then went and kissed another..?
What if you beat and bruised me..?
Would you say your sorry or leave me there..?
What if I took a knife and ended my life..?
Would you come to see me and cry..?
Or would you stay at home and never care..?
But what if you got down on one knee and took out a small box..?
What if you opened it and a ring glistened inside..?
Would everything change..?
Or would it turn out the same..?
What if I told you I loved you..?
Would you say you loved me too..?
Is this what its like..?He makes me feel all funny inside...Is this what its like..? in Free Verse More Like This
The way he smiles..
The way he makes me laugh..
And the way his eyes sparkle...
The way he holds my hand makes me feel safe..
And just being in his arms...
Its the best thing in the world...
I don't think I've ever felt like this..
Is this what it's like to be in love..?
CheaterWhen I first saw you,Cheater in Free Verse More Like This
My heart skipped a beat..
When I first saw you smile,
I knew that you were mine..
When you first kissed me,
I melted down inside..
Then came the day when I saw you with her..
You held her hand,
And kissed her neck,
And told her she was the one..
You broke my heart to pieces..
I thought I could trust you..
You told me you were sorry,
But I was afraid it would happen again..
I've heard about guys like you..
You took my heart and played it..
I vow to never love again..
Is it possible..?Is it possible to feel the way I do..?Is it possible..? in Free Verse More Like This
Its not hard to keep loving you..
I'll stay by your side through it all,
I promise not to let you fall..
I'll take you in and hold you tight..
Guard you with all my might..
I love you..
Is it possible to feel the way I do..?
The Horses Are ComingAs they run out of the water,The Horses Are Coming in Free Verse More Like This
Noses glowing red..
I stop and stand still,
Hoping they won't see me there..
They run by me,
One by One,
Two by two..
Then one stops in front of me,
And looks me in they eyes...
I try not to blink or breathe,
For if I do I'm sure to die..
Finally it walk away,
The others running after..
As they all leave the ocean,
I turn around and stare..
How did that one see me standing,
My lovely Capill Uisce...
ViolinI remember the dayViolin in Free Verse More Like This
you told me violins
were strung with cat gut
and that is why
you hated music
(who says that to a child?)
I followed you
all that summer.
I watched you
grow away from mother -
your whiskey held better conversations
and all she did was cry.
We'd sit cross-legged on the porch
and count the horseflies
settling on our lunch.
You would drown tadpoles
in a bucket
surprised they could not swim
and I would dream
of cherry popsicles.
And when night would gather
on the sidewalk
I'd hold my breath
until a star appeared.
Don't bother making wishes
you'd tell me -
stars are dead weight in heaven
and God has cloth ears.
RainRain in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Rings and rivulets of water
Rolling down the panes and roof
Running wildly through the gutters
Resting underneath the porch
Raking wet across the shutters
Remaining still for far too long
Restless children yearn to play
RachelI will call you RachelRachel in Free Verse More Like This
was all he said.
It suits your mouth, your dress,
the combs in your hair,
It fits the starlings at your feet,
the crows in a perfect vee
at the end of the sky,
the low voice of locusts -
And it remembers his handprints,
just how you took them off
and pinned them
to the hem of your skirt
and wore each letter
bareback like his thorns.
Garden of DelightsMy garden of delights,Garden of Delights in Free Verse More Like This
infested with such pretty, twisted things,
mandrake root and toadstools
and glistering ravens' wings.
I planted belladona,
such a melancholy crop,
and grew poison ivy in blistered vines -
a haven in the bogs.
Skullcap grew amongst the weeds,
its slithering, slivered, ragged leaves
a home to noxious worms
and mealy nettle-bugs.
I gathered withered poppies,
a delicious apertif,
and brewed brackish tea from bagworm seeds
and garnished it with slugs.
Brambles thrived between the stones -
the hedges overblown with ash and bone
to welcome all my guests,
who hunched and huddled in the damp
covered up with dark and dank,
they bobbed and hung their withered heads
and supped on wolfbane tea and griddle-thorns.
How nice to know they all are dead!
PlaygroundPlayground in Free Verse More Like This
All that autumn her ghost haunted the playground;
no wisping phantom, but strident bits and pieces
clamoring for attention - a pair of black patent
leather shoes waiting expectantly by the teeter-totter.
And Sister Teresa had to pry red woolen mittens
off the jungle gym every morning.
Jimmy Boyle kept seeing her sweater at the swings,
its green wooly arms daring him to go higher
and trying to tag him "it".
And her best friend, Jenny Black
could see the flash of her pigtails
throwing copper across the kickball field
where recess waited to swallow them.
The toys vanished from the sandbox every evening
leaving nothing but a soft trail of disappointment
in their wake -
their accusations of neglect
and longing crouched under the
maple trees, swarming with the bees.
But winter proved a discordant grave -
the protest of frozen ground
an errant melody in the schoolyard
and her shoes kept shrinking
and stumbled down the slide,
leaving a thick crust of frost
like somber tracks that said good-bye
DawnDawn in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
How dawns the morn so very bright and bold
that night's dark face can only turn away;
and all our dreams in sunlit skies are sold
as eventide gives pardon to the day.
She feels the cloak of dreams unclasp their sway
and fading softly spun into the gold,
that she will rise from sleep and make her way
ere morning grows another second old.
FlamesThere are flames whereFlames in Free Verse More Like This
his head should be -
forty pieces of silver
a dressing gown, a pipe
a poem left in the fireplace.
This man promised you a winter
so warm and bountiful
spring would be ashamed.
He called you by name -
not the one that father knew
shoved under his bible
But the one left behind
in the branches,
in the bucket of brambles,
and the columbines
buried at your feet.
Stone angels on the battlefield
surrender in the grass.
What did his face
even look like behind the curtain,
counting those coins
and loosening the damp earth
from your shoes?
The Monster Under her BedThe Monster Under her Bed in Free Verse More Like This
It lived under her bed,
dining on dust bunnies
the size of Manhattan
and old report cards,
playing cats cradle with the dog,
and wore funny glasses
and old scarves to school.
It sang out of tune
at inappropriate times,
like holiday dinners
in front of the family
and the old parish priest;
and said naughty words
and spied on the neighbors
with busted binoculars.
It poured paint
down the mail chute
and scratched itself in church.
and broke the good china
and gobbled the cake
mama made for the bake sale,
(but wouldn't eat broccoli)
burping the alphabet
just for good measure.
And at the end of the day
when she crawled into bed,
it curled at her feet
and blew out the lights,
pulled up the blankets
and sent nightmares fleeing
like red rubber balls.
SelkieSelkie in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I know the ocean's gentle, rolling waves -
the treasures in its dark and murky depths;
and deep within its grottoes and its caves -
tis there the fey will lure me to my death
I met a girl so fair of face and skin,
her wanton kisses wrapping me within -
that all my senses lurched and crept away,
to lock me in this wet and slippery grave.
The Tell Tale HeartI feel the rhythm of his heart,The Tell Tale Heart in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
beneath the boards the beating starts;
as reason from my mind departs,
I fall apart, I fall apart.
The men who knocked upon my door,
not knowing what's beneath my floor
will want to settle up the score -
I do implore, I do implore
This guilt breaks conscience with my lie -
my wracking sobs and wretched sighs.
I never meant for him to die.
It was his eye, it was his eye!
Taming The Outlaw (Jashley)Taming The Outlaw (Jashley) in Short Stories More Like This
I didn't want to complain, but stating the obvious wasn't complaining. I was the least noticed member of Black Veil Brides. Andy was the lead singer, he was also notably hot, Ashley played bass, looked like a girl, and was known for his moves with the ladies. Jinxx played guitar AND violin, he was married to a hot woman, and CC, well CC was loud and boisterous, the life of the party. Then there's me. Normal, ordinary Jake. I play guitar. How exciting is that? Don't get me wrong, I loved being in Black Veil Brides, but sometimes I just wished I was noticed more. For example, the other guys couldn't walk around in the mall without getting noticed by a mob of fangirls. On the other hand, I could walk down the street with a line of people going to see our show, and I wouldn't get noticed. Was I really that invisible?
These were the thoughts that plagued my mind while being driven to some city in who-knows-where. CC was sleeping th
Let's Keep This A Secret Ch. 3 (Jahvie)Let's Keep This A Secret Ch. 3 (Jahvie) in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Dahvie's pulse was racing. I could feel his pulse as I held his hand. To be honest, my heart was also pounding, never in my wildest, drunkest dreams would I have ever imagined this happening. I don't know why I was doing this now, we had gotten high together before and I had never done anything even remotely close to this. Maybe I was just tired of hiding my feelings for Dahvie and my drug induced state was just helping along. Either way it didn't matter, I was happy with Dahvie by my side. After this though, it would probably never happen again, or we would pretend it had never happened. I had to take advantage of my time with him. Dahvie must have been really surprised, I had never really given any indication of what I felt towards Dahvie, what if he didn't like me back? Yet he was still here, by my side, he hadn't moved away or pulled his hand out of mine. That must mean that he felt something for me right? I sighed inwardly, I needed to make a move before
Behind The Mask Ch. 15 (Jinxxley)Behind The Mask Ch. 15 (Jinxxley) in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was dark. Was I still dreaming? No, I could feel his warm hand cupping my face, his lips kissed my jaw as a curious hand crawled farther down south. Cloy fingers tugged at the waistband of my pajama pants and slipped under the elastic of my boxer-briefs. He nuzzled into my neck and sighed my name. His breath was hot on my ear, I felt myself become greatly aroused as his fingertips brushed against my hardening member. When he gave me a squeeze, I inhaled sharply.
"I know you're awake, Ash." He murmured. "I could feel you getting hard. Feel you start to breath faster."
"Please don't stop." I whispered, and waited for him to resume and crying out when he did. I was burning up under the blankets, and wanted nothing but to kick them off, but to move would mean ruining the moment. So I settled with clenching my hands on the bed sheets.
Jinxx knew how to manage me well. He knew when to slo
Yes Master Ch. 2Yes Master Ch. 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
WARNING! Mature Content!
Chilled to the bone, I quickly stepped out of the shower and pulled on some swim trunks. After all, I did promised the guys we'd relax in the Jacuzzi. I grabbed a fresh towel and retraced my steps back to the sauna. William and the guys were up to their necks in bubbling water. They all murmured lazy hellos when I made my presence known. I stared at the ring of my band members. I had two options. Either I sat beside Will or make one of the guys move.
"Scoot!" I said to Jake as I elbowed my way between him an CC.
"Jeez you're so pushy!" He complained and moved over.
"Yeah, yeah. Shut your whining!" I shot back before draping my arms over the side of the tub. A jet of water pummeled my lower back, sighing, I closed my eyes and let the water dissolve all the days tension. "So what are we doing today? Are we going to see the Eye of London, Big Ben? I've always wanted to visit th
Behind The Mask (Jinxxley) Ch. 11Behind The Mask (Jinxxley) Ch. 11 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I held Jinxx's hand for a second longer, gazing into his eyes. Jinxx looked back at me, his head slightly tilted to the side. My stomach began to twist with butterflies, in the end it was I who had to break his gaze. Jinxx smiled at me, a low chuckle coming from deep within his chest.
"I never knew you were so girly, Ash." He grinned.
I felt the blood rush to my face. " I am not girly!" I said furiously.
The smile slipped from Jinxx's face. "Calm down Ash." He elbowed me in the ribs. "I was only joking. You're the manliest man of all."
I took my hand from his and folded them across my chest. "Humph!" I turned away from him and walked towards the stairs.
"Oh, come on Ash!" He chased after me, grabbing me by the elbow, successfully stopping me. "Don't be mad!"
I continued to ignore Jinxx, not because I
Behind The Mask (Jinxxley) Ch. 10Behind The Mask (Jinxxley) Ch. 10 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I was awakened, not by my phone going off, but by the sudden emptiness I felt. It was hard to believe that over these past few days I had grown accustomed to sharing my bed with Jinxx. Without him, the bed seemed so...vast. I turned to my side so I could drape my hand over the empty side of the bed where he normally slept. I closed my eyes and inhaled deeply. Yup, it still smelled like him, sea mist and soap. I sat up, from the foot of the bed, Chrome and Sebastian blinked sleepily at me, I held their gaze until Chrome gave a mixture between a purr and a meow, and walked over to me, she shoved her warm furry head under my chin and purred loudly, Sebastian watched us, until for the first time since he arrived, he walked over and curled up on my lap, his chest rising and falling as his purrs reverberated through my blanket. I petted his thick fur tentatively. Outside, the sun was just beginning to peak, the horizon was the color of lavender, smeared with tanger
Behind The Mask Ch. 16 (Jinxxley)Behind The Mask Ch. 16 (Jinxxley) in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Warning! Explicit Content!
We stumbled into the room, drunk on lust and desire, clumsy fingers scrambled to remove clothing without separating from each other. Our breaths came in ragged gasps as we fell onto the bed in a tangle of limbs. We clawed desperately at each other as if we could never get enough, at last we were skin against skin.
"Ohhhh, Ashley." Jinxx said in a shuddery breath, his hands met behind my back and pulled me down closer to him.
We were chest to chest. Our bodies were on fire, ready to begin the night of passion, Jinxx's nipples were already hard, his chest rising and falling at a rapid pace, his cock throbbed between my legs. Oh I wanted him so badly! I forced myself to stop. I gasped and tried to catch my breath.
"What-what is it!" He stuttered between heaving breaths. "Is-is something wrong?"
Yes Master Ch. 3Yes Master Ch. 3 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
WARNING! Mature Content!
"W-what! Here!" I stammered.
"Turn. Around." The sternness in his voice left no room for argument. I flipped onto my stomach.
"Good boy." His approval made something flutter in my chest. I knew I would do anything to please him, so I clenched my teeth and forced myself to stop shaking. "Have you done this before?"
"N-no." I turn my head to the side and looked at him. Already he had discarded his shirt and his black slacks hung low on his hips.
"For your sake I'll try to be gentle." William unbuttoned his pants and tugged down the waistband on his underwear. His erection sprang free, the shear length and girth of it made me gulp. How in the hell was that going to fit inside me!
I took a deep breath. "Do it." I clutched the pillows and waited for the pain to begin.
Behind The Mask (Jinxxley) Ch. 3Behind The Mask (Jinxxley) Ch. 3 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Warm sunlight poured through the window. Normally I had my curtains drawn shut, but this felt nice. I smiled, opened my eyes, and froze in mid-yawn. I wasn't in my room on my four-poster bed with my red blanket! I tried to fling off the blanket, but my cast was tangled in the green blanket. I stared quizzically at the thing on my arm. When did I...oh yeah. With my panic session over, I stood up and stumbled out of the room. My stomach was growling, so I headed downstairs to make some breakfast.
Everyone stopped and stared at me when I stepped into the kitchen.
"What are you doing in my house?" I asked. Jake had a spoon of Cocoa Puffs halfway to his mouth, Andy was slurping the chocolate milk from his bowl, CC was in the process of pouring himself more cereal, and Jinxx, well Jinxx was nowhere to be seen. Which kind of made me feel relieved.
"Better eat before Andy finishes all the cereal." CC said, holding up the box of chocolaty
Behind The Mask (Jinxxley) Ch. 7Behind The Mask (Jinxxley) Ch. 7 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Before long, I was pinned underneath Jinxx as he kissed every bit of exposed skin, from my neck, lower jaw, and all over my face. With one hand, he held my arms above my head. With the other, he struggled with the buttons of his shirt. I writhed under him, trying to get free, but he was having none of that. He tightened his grasp on my wrists and continued to struggle with his clothes. Frustrated, he yanked at the fabric, there was several popping noises as the silver buttons were torn from their stitches. I gazed at his smooth, pale chest. I could feel his erection pressing against mine through the fabric of my jeans, I thrust my hips upwards trying to knock him of balance, he clucked his tongue and shook his head.
"No, no, no. That simply will not do." His eyes filled with a devilish light.
My punishment for acting out, Jinxx slipped his hands under the hem of my shirt an
Police!England x Reader : The Witnesses - Part 4Police!England x Reader : The Witnesses - Part 4 in Drama More Like This
I had to watch [Name] around the clock until Alfred got his arse in gear and got better. [Name] and Matthew Williams were taken to a "safe house" not far from the station. We installed a panic button and surveillance cameras outside of the building, just in case. Unfortunately for me, I was assigned to watch the witnesses at night, so lucky Alfred got to watch them all day. After a week of surveillance, there was still no sign of the serial killer. I was beginning to think he'd never turn up ... then again, he was wearing a mask, so he could be anyone, so we had to be extra careful. Alfred and I were in the living room of the safe house, as we were about to switch over. [Name] had just gone to make us a cup of tea or coffee
"She seems nice" Alfred said
"Yes ... lovely" I mumbled
"You like her, don't you?" He asked
"Of course I like her. What's not to like?" I asked, looking at him with a confused glance
"No, I mean you like her" Alfred said
At that point my cheeks heated up at t
America x Reader - Kingdom KeyAmerica x Reader - Kingdom Key in General Fiction More Like This
Somewhere out there, there's this tree with star shaped fruit ... and the fruit represents an unbreakable connection. So as long as you and your friends carry good luck charms shaped like it ... nothing could ever drive you apart. You will always find your way back to each other
Alfred watched the sunset from a tree trunk with [Name]. The tree had star shaped fruit growing on it
"[Name] ... Master Eraqus is expecting me soon. I can't stay" He said, sighing
She looked at him with a pained glance, then looked away again. She looked very sad indeed
"How long will you be away this time, Alfred?" She asked, looking at him
"I don't know, but the Worlds need me" He replied
He cupped her cheek in his hand and turned her head so she was looking at him. She had started crying. He sighed
"[Name], don't cry" He said, trying not to burst into tears himself
"Why can't they send someone else?! I want to spend more time with you! You've only been here a year since you came back from your last t
England x Reader x 2P!England : Wonderland - P.3England x Reader x 2P!England : Wonderland - P.3 in Horror More Like This
Bad Arthur grinned as he held you in his impenetrable grip
"Other Me ... pray tell, how did you get free? If I recall correctly, I nailed you to the wall" He said, pointing at the nasty injuries on Good Arthur's body
"Allistor found me and let me down" Good Arthur said
"Ooh ... Scottie rescued you, hmm? How sweet" Bad Arthur jeered
"If it wouldn't kill us both ... I would snap your neck!" Good Arthur hissed
"Ooh, I like 'em feisty" Bad Arthur said, licking his lips
Cheshire Kiku stared
"That is a highly inappropriate topic for public conversation, wouldn't you say?" He asked
"Sod off, you mangy cat. Return to your shadows! Away with you!" Bad Arthur shouted
Cheshire Kiku bowed his head and backed away, vanishing just like that. That left you and the two Arthurs alone. You elbowed Bad Arthur in the gut and he let you go out of shock. You hurried over to Good Arthur and hugged him
"Nice one!" He said, smiling
"You ... bitch. I will cut your pretty face to ribbons" Bad Arthur snarl
Police!England x Reader : The Witnesses - Part 3Police!England x Reader : The Witnesses - Part 3 in Drama More Like This
I couldn't wait to get started on my new assignment. Not only did it give me time out of that stuffy office, it also gave me an opportunity to get to know [Name] better. After my shift, I went back to the hospital to check on Alfred, who was wide awake and complaining that he couldn't eat what he wanted for a while, which was hilarious, but I bit my tongue and tried to remain sympathetic, which is harder than it sounds
"Hey, Alfred. How are you?" I asked
"Lousy ... I can't eat hamburgers and that sucks!" He said, pouting
"Well, it's for your own good" I said, trying not to laugh at him
He just stuck his tongue out at me, and I couldn't help but laugh a little
"What's so funny?" He grumbled
"Nothing, I was just remembering a joke someone told me earlier. Anyway, I have something to tell you" I said, smiling
"What's that? Please tell me it's that I can eat solid food again" He groaned
"No, it's not that" I said, rolling my eyes
Honestly, one would think he does nothing but eat
Prussia x Pirate!Reader : Lost Boy - Part 2I was about to approach the crates so I could sneak onto the ship without being noticed. So you could say I was planning to stowaway on a ship that had a dangerous Captain, a female one at that. Not a good idea in hindsight, but Kirkland had my little brother. Desperate measures were called forPrussia x Pirate!Reader : Lost Boy - Part 2 in Drama More Like This
"Hey, you with the white hair!"
"Shoot" I hissed
I looked up and saw Captain [Last Name] coming towards me. My heart began to race, and I began to sweat from anxiety. Then, I thought that this was a perfect opportunity. I could simply ask to be a part of her crew, but that meant I would have to swallow my pride, but as I said, desperate measures were called for
"What do you think you're doing? That's our cargo!" She said, sounding angry
"I know that. I was hoping you were here. I have come to join your crew" I said
"Oh, have you?" She said, raising an eyebrow
She circled me, inspecting me. I had an idea about why she was doing it, but I wasn't prepared for what she had in store for me. I felt he
Request - America x Reader : Memories of YouAlfred had been trying to call [Name] for an hour, perhaps more. She was his best friend, and he had developed feelings for her ... and he couldn't fathom why she wasn't answering his desperate calls. He left messages on the answering machine, but he never got a replyRequest - America x Reader : Memories of You in Drama More Like This
"Hi, it's [Name]. Sorry, I can't take your call at the moment. Please leave a message so I can get back to you soon!"
Answering machine again. He sighed deeply and began to wonder what he did to make her angry with him. He couldn't think of any other logical explanation. Was he becoming too annoying?
"H-Hey, [Name] ... i-it's me again. Listen, whatever I did to make you mad, I'm sorry"
He took a long pause
"Please, talk to me. You're breaking my heart here, dude"
He wasn't kidding. He felt like it was being ripped out of his chest. What did he do that made her shut him out? What was going on that she couldn't tell him about?
"I ... I don't know how much more of this I can't take. Please, give me a chance to make this righ
England x Reader - Witch Hunt : Part 2England x Reader - Witch Hunt : Part 2 in Drama More Like This
"So, where are you from?" [Name] asked
"Nowhere ... I've been homeless since I was a child" Arthur replied
"O-oh ..." She mumbled, feeling guilty for asking
"My mother was killed by people similar to the ones chasing me, leaving me and my four brothers to fend for ourselves, but ... we got separated" He said, looking very sad indeed
"What were their names?" She asked
"Iain, my eldest brother ... the twins, Seamus and Rory ... and then there's Dylan" He replied
"What happened to them?" She asked
"Iain is in Scotland, like I said. Seamus and Rory are in Ireland and Dylan is in Wales. I have no idea if they're ok, or ... whether or not they miss me. But one thing's for certain, I have to get to Iain" He said
"Why Iain?" She asked
"Because you don't mess with the Scottish" He replied
He climbed out of bed and stumbled to his feet. He managed to stay standing and smiled at [Name]
"Looks like I'll be able to make the trip sooner than I-"
He fell over and swore. She laughed and he looked at h
England x Reader - Witch Hunt : Part 4England x Reader - Witch Hunt : Part 4 in Drama More Like This
The smoke began to rise and Arthur cried out in horror
"This is wrong! Please set him free! You can't kill him!" [Name] wailed
The group ignored her and held her still as the one she loved was dying right before her eyes. He coughed loudly as the smoke began to choke and suffocate him
"Arthur!" She cried
He looked up at her, his eyes filled with sadness. Before long, his head fell and his body went limp as the fire began to burn his legs
"No ... h-he can't!" She wailed
The group cheered as she shook her head, refusing to believe that this was happening to someone like him. He was a little rough around the edges, but he was a kind, loving man in spite of his rebellious attitude. [Name] couldn't believe that he was never going to become a gentleman, like he always said he would
"After this one is done, we shall take the girl back to the village" The one with the bible said
"Wh-why?" She asked, frightened
"For your trial. You aided the escape of a witch, and for that you must pay the pric
Request - Punk!England x Reader : ConcertYou couldn't help but stare at the outrageous guy sitting next to you, who just happened to be Arthur Kirkland, someone you had a crush on. He was dressed in baggy clothes and he had a few piercings, the most noticeable were the ones on his eyebrows and lip. Music was pouring out of his headphones and he was moving his head in time with the music, eyes shut. You couldn't help but stare he was gorgeous. Messy blonde hair, emerald green eyes and a very alluring British accent in your mind, he was absolutely perfect, apart from the attitude he had with the teachers when they told him to turn his music down. He usually stuck his tongue out at them, gave them "the finger" or just grumbled under his breath and turned his music up. You looked down at your text book. You hadn't written a thing throughout the lesson, because you had been staring at the punk next to you the entire time. You let out a sigh and looked at Arthur again to see that he was now looking at you. He looked aRequest - Punk!England x Reader : Concert in Romance More Like This
Prussia x Pirate!Reader : Lost Boy - Part 1"Mr Germania! Come quick, the Romans are here!"Prussia x Pirate!Reader : Lost Boy - Part 1 in Drama More Like This
My Grandfather swore and hurried out of the room. I began to follow him sheepishly
"What's going on?"
"Not now, Prussia. Stay there!"
I froze in place, a little upset that he shouted at me he only called me by my country name when he was mad at me. Before long, he came back with my little brother in his arms, who was just a very small child at the time. Grandfather handed Ludwig to me and led us both outside
"What's going on?" I asked, concerned
He lifted me onto a horse and I realised what he was doing. I held my young brother close and I looked at our grandfather in horror
"Grandpa, no! Let us fight with you!" I cried
"I can't do that, Gilbert. Now take your brother and get out of here!"
"Gilbert you are a big boy, now. P-please protect your little brother. No matter what happens"
"Grandpa!" Ludwig squeaked
"Auf Wiedersehen " Grandfather said, shedding a tear
He struck the horse's backside, s
lunarWhen I was six years old,lunar in Free Verse More Like This
I decided I wanted to
eat the moon.
Mom with her pink frayed bathrobe
and tired eyes
told me to go to sleep,
that I had school in the morning.
Dad with his stacks of books
and prickly beard
told me that it was impossible,
the moon was too distant.
Well, guess what?
I ate the fuckin moon.
And it was delicious.
Bitches can't tell me shit,
I'll eat the fuckin moon if I want to.
olivearmies march in time,olive in Free Verse More Like This
shouting and stamping
into Vietnam swamps
with booming voices
and dirty boots.
a soldier can't keep up,
falls to the side in tall jungle grass
and vomits out his homesickness
into the damp shrubs.
while the American girl
giggles and taps her nails
on the grimy paint of the bar,
chewing the toothpick
of her martini.
outside, leaves curl into mulch,
and summer shrivels
like a rotting pea pod.
powerless, and reaching."He's the kind of personpowerless, and reaching. in Free Verse More Like This
who tells me to 'cheer up'
when I'm depressed,"
he says, scoffing,
and I shake my head
"What a useless comment."
He chuckles, agrees,
but I keep thinking about
about all the "cheer up"s
and "just be happy"s
he's heard in his life.
I want to say "cheer up,"
I want my words to magically
cure him, heal him,
crush his depression
in a way that no pills ever could,
but I know it doesn't work like that.
Happiness is not an item
to be obtained with quarters
it is not a country to travel to
in airplanes and sailboats.
Happiness is a change in the wind,
a flicker from east to west
that cannot be upheld permanently.
For him, it is a road
blocked by people who roll their eyes
and tell him to get over himself.
When I wrap my arms around him,
he laughs again,
sinks into my body.
I think about hollow rooms,
sound echoing off the walls.
longing"I miss you."longing in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"I miss you, too."
"How long has it been?"
"Only a week. How's the internship?"
"Boring, but I'm learning a lot. I want to come home. I miss you."
"Is the weather in Phoenix nice?"
"No, it's too hot. I miss you."
"Are you having fun, at least?"
"Not really. I miss you."
"I miss you, too, but I thought we already established that."
"I know. It just...feels like half of my body is back home, sleeping in bed next to you."
"I just looked under the covers. Nothing's there, I promise."
"You know what I meant."
"You're right, I do. I'll let you in on a secret, though."
"I'll be gone one day, and you'll be alone."
"Wow, some secret..."
"No, listen. Right now, there are seven billion people on the planet. Some had their funerals today. Some got married. Some had birthday parties and so on and so on. Out of all the planets, solar systems, galaxies, and universes still unknown to mankind, we met each other. Out of everybody, I chose you and you chose me."
"What's your point
they say his bark is worse than his bitethe lime green telephonethey say his bark is worse than his bite in Free Verse More Like This
demands to be answered,
its bell-biting voice
a wolf in sheep's clothing.
she picks up, yawning,
invisible to prying payphone eyes
in her blurred lipstick
and last night's dress.
"who's there?" she asks,
and the man just laughs
because he knows she's already
caught in his fishing net,
the poor discounted mermaid
flopping in the moonlight.
she can't remember the last time
her mother called, or the last time
she rode a bike.
one day her childhood got fed up
with her wicked ways and left
without a trace.
for some reason, she keeps looking for it,
the convict joyriding down a nostalgic road
closed off by orange cones.
the phone call lasts thirty seconds
at the most.
she bites her lip and stretches,
slips into stilettos by the bed.
her joints creak as she stands,
warning her, telling her
she's too old
to be breaking her own heart like this.
she pretends she doesn't hear,
purse noisy with quarters.
outside, a mosquito
hits the bug zapper
she shakes her h
immortal enemyi heard you whisperimmortal enemy in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
my name tonight; you're buried
eight miles away.