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the meadow
i chased a f l u t t e r i n g bit of orange it looked like two rose petals d a n c i n g when it landed i caught it in m y   h a n d s in the bathroom i turned on the faucet let the powder w a s h   a w a y from its wings it lay there f l i g h t l e s s like a boy s c r e a m i n g while a man beats him with a belt
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When Home Isn't Home
My bike rescues me from my fermented father, takes me past potholes to a house with flowers on the porch. I open the door. My grandma asks me if I want some tea, already getting up to put the kettle on. When I sit at the table, I almost want to smile but– “Can I live with you?” The kettle screams like Mom did when Dad pulled out a gun. Grandma pours. “Your father loves you, but sometimes he forgets.” We wait for the tea to steep. She adds milk and spoonfuls of sugar, sets a cup in front of me, sinks into her recliner. She sighs, and I drink, swallow warm and sweet. But then the cup is empty. I look over at
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Coffee Shop
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Drink My Tears
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The Dreams of Yesterday
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After the Day
Lies arise in dying light Fear feeds each tear as it leaves Ink spills into the stillness Words we wish we couldn't read
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Suicide
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alone.
without. in darkness, walking, streetlights. the air, my lungs. no one, empty. like my heart, not my mind. full moon, clouds, veil the eyes. shiver, sliver, in my skin. never again. never will i see, hear, feel, like before. knives, shards, in my flesh. sting. they are me. friends. none but me, if even me. nothing, no one. love is not here. footsteps. slow, aimless. no direction but away. from the past. always, i run away. always, i try to escape. homeless at home. heartless in love. cold, cruel. my shattered soul, i must always protect. no matter the cost. this is me. alone.
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Our Love, Our Pain
All day we soar beneath an endless sky Your hand in my hand     We may never land If you fly     I fly We flit among the floating clouds awhile Your eyes shine so bright     My heart fills with light If you smile     I smile Under silent stars we soundly sleep Our bodies are close     You're what I want most If you dream     I dream The nightmares rise again and we're awake Your hands are so cold     You are mine to hold If you ache     I ache Nobody here knows what we truly need Pain comes from within     Incisions split skin If you bleed     I bleed Sometimes it's like nothing matters at all We stand on the edge     Forget what we said
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t
the meadow
i chased a f l u t t e r i n g bit of orange it looked like two rose petals d a n c i n g when it landed i caught it in m y   h a n d s in the bathroom i turned on the faucet let the powder w a s h   a w a y from its wings it lay there f l i g h t l e s s like a boy s c r e a m i n g while a man beats him with a belt
8
5
W
When Home Isn't Home
My bike rescues me from my fermented father, takes me past potholes to a house with flowers on the porch. I open the door. My grandma asks me if I want some tea, already getting up to put the kettle on. When I sit at the table, I almost want to smile but– “Can I live with you?” The kettle screams like Mom did when Dad pulled out a gun. Grandma pours. “Your father loves you, but sometimes he forgets.” We wait for the tea to steep. She adds milk and spoonfuls of sugar, sets a cup in front of me, sinks into her recliner. She sighs, and I drink, swallow warm and sweet. But then the cup is empty. I look over at
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A Quiet Life
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23
Suicide
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25
Coffee Shop
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60
A
After the Day
Lies arise in dying light Fear feeds each tear as it leaves Ink spills into the stillness Words we wish we couldn't read
21
35
a
alone.
without. in darkness, walking, streetlights. the air, my lungs. no one, empty. like my heart, not my mind. full moon, clouds, veil the eyes. shiver, sliver, in my skin. never again. never will i see, hear, feel, like before. knives, shards, in my flesh. sting. they are me. friends. none but me, if even me. nothing, no one. love is not here. footsteps. slow, aimless. no direction but away. from the past. always, i run away. always, i try to escape. homeless at home. heartless in love. cold, cruel. my shattered soul, i must always protect. no matter the cost. this is me. alone.
15
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Drink My Tears
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39
7
27
O
Our Love, Our Pain
All day we soar beneath an endless sky Your hand in my hand     We may never land If you fly     I fly We flit among the floating clouds awhile Your eyes shine so bright     My heart fills with light If you smile     I smile Under silent stars we soundly sleep Our bodies are close     You're what I want most If you dream     I dream The nightmares rise again and we're awake Your hands are so cold     You are mine to hold If you ache     I ache Nobody here knows what we truly need Pain comes from within     Incisions split skin If you bleed     I bleed Sometimes it's like nothing matters at all We stand on the edge     Forget what we said
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Thank you for the favs and the watch!
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You're welcome! :D
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Thank you very much for the watch and faves :)
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Thanks kindly, FossIce cream tard
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