Forbidden LoveSkin untouchedMore Like This
And lips unkissed
I watch you through
And veins undrained
For me, you keep
Your fangs at bay.
And yet we pretend
And yet we lie
For we must be with
Our own kind.
And secrets safe
I break your heart
With wooden stake.
The PhoenixI rise from cold ashesMore Like This
And take to the stage;
Your brilliant performer,
Your curious mage.
I yell, I giggle
I stutter with glee
Heart thumping harder
As flames engulf me.
But heart hangs heavy
As flame turns to glow,
And my audience prepares
For the crux of my show.
I explode into life
I spin and I shout
Busting with sparks
Until I burn out.
And tomorrow on stage
I will rise yet again.
For I am a phoenix
And I live for the flame.
Grandpatowering losses, collapsed civilizationsMore Like This
built upon the wrinkles of hands
kissed as you fell asleep for the last time.
i could not say anything and i regret it.
"the kids are at bereavement camp,
jenna started crying in a dairy queen
and said that's where grandpa always
took her after school to get blizzards."
my grandma looks through pictures,
unable to answer questions.
i don't know if it's a real memory but
everyone told me that he won my
bear robin in vegas and i remember
being small and it being a
dark place but my grandpa was there and
i was safe again.
i don't want
to write anymore.
The Long DayA long road, smudged outMore Like This
by the fingerprints on my eyes
left by millions of painful
people prying them open;
and my thoughts like moths
leaving behind their silver dust
as they flutter, away,
finally free from the darkness they suffered
inside of me, never feeling the warmth
of a candle or the death of sunlight,
as they leave, i am grateful, sad.
but moreso i am afraid;
as they disappear into whispering pillow talk
i come to hear an echo
i am not who i am supposed to be.
AnimalsI am a dog.More Like This
I will take your hand
into my mouth and break
your delicate bones, because
you are different
and I cannot be