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the scars on your shouldersthe scars on your shoulders
are braille to me, so that i
can read your skin, so that i
can know you better.
i like to listen to your heartbeat
and how it resounds differently
from mine, just so beautifully
like two songs played in tandem
to harmonise in rounds;
i like to hold your hands
and rub your back
so that maybe my love
can find its way through your pores
and seep into your blood
(never can i find the right words
to tell you just the way you feel to me)
and to think that and how i nearly missed you
makes me miss you more
every minute and mile we spend
i can't sleep with another body
in my bed,
but sleeping without you
we are not a fairytalewe are not a fairytale.
I am not the strong lead with a heart of fire,
bones of steel, and eyes of vapid curiosity;
motivation seeping through
my every last intended action because
I was written this way
(the heroine falls only to rise again:
proverbial phoenix, burning out
because it is the cycle of my
life) and you, you are not
the beautiful travesty, perfectly composed
to strike me where I’m weak and
[almost]human, delicately woven
like the tapestry of my dismantling—
a subtle irony where somewhere, a writer
chuckles softly, understanding
we are blinder than church mice, born
in a makeshift world of darkness where
Onceyour beauty lies restless behind those
hills, where you fought valiantly. and
the man you once were was brave and kind,
but now you are possessed by a passenger
of darkness, whispering words of your
the man you once were is forgotten, and
the man you are today, is only a ghost, a
shadow, of what you were before.
SurelyIt was raining
when we kissed for the first time,
for the last time.
sunk into the shrunken space
between our bodies
and divided us
like nothing could before,
like everything will
until that never again
when we will
see each other once more,
Your eyes were
that bewitching shade
of dull brown blue
with all of the light darkness
in a placid pond
around a pupil
overflowing with vacancy,
and my frowning smile.
The winter heat
fell like a rising tide
for our every breath
was another death
so black and full of life --
embracing our boiled ice skin
as we drew apart,
came together and broke free
Condemnedbeneath the beaten earth they lay,
their dreams condemned to ashes,
and our restless bodies stretch,
for forgiveness, for direction –
survivors of the abyss,
amidst wide-eye, silent soldiers –
so many dead, so many maimed,
how many graves are we standing on, today?
FossilizedLiving proof of fossils alive,
and no horseshoe-crab am I.
Nor, inhabitable harsh compression of plates,
residing under humid marsh-scapes.
I mold into the walls, as chalky old coal.
But I am no mineral, no era.
I am not, Mesozoic.
Through the ages
silver, gold and heroic.
I remain a still-life; and no Iduna's apples would retain my youth
No magic fountains, or time devices, or wrist watches.
I am the machine of time.
The watcher, omnipotent, the wise.
no God am I
Somewhere, sweet tangy sap trolleys down cracked bark.
Somewhere, celestial bodies erupt unseen.
Somewhere, a abrupt breeze blows overturned bi-cycle tire
Life, Death And A Pork Chop SandwichAll tangled up, hard to breathe
This steel cloud day that swirls
With heat and pounding hammers
I shake in my boots and cough up
Blood, rust and damaged flesh
Waiting for the second coming
Maybe next time around there'll be
Some chance for more than this
A twisted barbed wire halo
Wrapped tight around my skull
Blinding white light aura
Swarming with flies I'm flying
To pieces, thousands of shards
Cannot be brought back together
But I will remember the summer
Of my first Chevrolet in each bit
Gleaming bits of glass in the desert
Each reflecting a different moment
Still, now, enduring until the waves
Of a new ocean sweep them away
A sister is like a soul mate;
Someone who is always there
to guide me through fate.
A sister is,
a part of childhood that I cannot erase;
A sister like you,
is one that I would never replace
because you always know how to
put a smile on my face.
I know I can depend on you
to always be there for me;
This is one hundred percent guaranteed!
I've had great memories with you
in the past;
and I hope there are many more
in the future.
bookworm“there is no such thing
as reading too much.”
that is what I tell you
when you insist
that there is some danger of
becoming lost in the stuff—
mistaking seriphs for serpents,
swallowing a story so whole
that its hook
sticks in my throat.
“there is no such thing
as reading too much”
I tell you, boldfaced,
surrounded by snakes
with a line through my lip.
Puppet My tears fall,
My heart beats,
because of the
There’s a knife turnin in my soft parts
And heat burnin my mind on hard starts
The motors runnin but I lost the wheel
Just want it to be numb don’t wanna feel
Take two steps back and put it in park
Before I leave scarred up black marks
I need a u-turn on this highway
But can’t go back on the by-way
So look ahead, the pavement goes on
Break the rear-view mirror it’s gone
Put it in drive
And say goodbye
Let’s see how fast this bitch can fly
nightmarethe foxes are at your bedside and singing--
songs of boiling thoughts
and broken muscles.
they sneak so quiet, and
you can't quite
Lost In ConfusionMy mind is spinning without a rest
emotions whirl and twirl around
A merry-go-round gaining speed
Until the world blurrs before my eyes
What's happening? What's going on?
The simplest thought slips away
Right from my mind, fading so fast
Trying to focus, I stare and stare
Until my eyes are heavy and unclear.
I don't understand, what is going on...
Emotions rise and fall again
Within the blink of an eye
I'm crying, laughing, and depressed
A rollercoaster ride that never ends
Am I losing my mind in this ?
I try to close my eyes and rest
But the world spins me around
I feel like I am failing this test
Voices and noisies echo in my min
Here and There, Now and ThenBurnt umber dawn, swaying electric trees
Thousands of souls chant in the summer wind
Journals of the dead are read by schoolchildren
They awake shaking someone else's dreams from their heads
Static electricity on the nape of your neck
In the television, on your phone, in your dinner
The calling of a murder of crows from the trees
You remember the view from the hospital room window
A smorgasbord of life and limb, death and decay
The antiseptic smell has an undercoating of rot and dirt
Talismans won't work any more than prayers and candles
Soldiers still fight lost wars, glory in the faded night
Tall fences are built to keep the worlds separ
A Night By the FireNo light,
The light sired by the night
All above whilst the day's delights
Now disappears from mortal sight.
Faded away is the sun's power,
Taking the stage now is night's sallow flower;
Now mortals may behold the stars and falling shower.
Set in a pit Nature's skyscraper ablaze
And revel in the emanating heat as you gaze,
Looking down on occasion when you hear a crack from the fire
And witness "fireflies" flying away from mother's blaze;
Dying shortly after but not lacking burning beauty do they desire!
I look out towards the teasing shore
And meditate as we sit upon her door,
Thinking on what my future has in store;
Who I am now and even
A Bullet In The RainAs I lay here,
I can hear the rain...
Pounding against my mind,
Soaking my hair.
Washing over my eyes,
Tiny rivulets down my face.
So clearing and soothing....
I can feel it,
Slipping down my body,
Into the hole in my chest,
Calming the frayed nerves of my wounded heart.
And as I close my eyes one last time,
I remembered, when I questioned,
How deep your love went.
Well, that bullet went pretty damn deep.
...And the rain falls,
Washing me away...
Some DaySome day.
Maybe some day,
I'll make the right choices,
I'll learn from my mistakes.
Maybe I'll find my faith.
Maybe I'll learn to trust.
Maybe some day,
I will find real love.
When is my some day?
When is my some day,
Gonna get here?
Maybe some day,
I will know.
My heart's still beating.
And I'm so sick,
Of this stupid bleeding.
"Please," I shouted,
"Let me meet Death!"
Death appeared,"You called,
You want your last breath?"
"Yes!" I cried,
"I'm begging, down on my knees."
He grinned,"I'll give you what you want,"
Only say please."
A sly glance,"One condition, you're first answer."
Tell me your greatest love."
I sighed with relief,"The world."
"The Earth below and the sky above."
"Ah, my child,
You must watch what you say.
For you've made a mistake,
And now you must pay."
And darkness entombed me.
Came and consumed me.
He twirled h
SkinnySee the pictures of all those pretty girls,
Crowding the pages of magazines.
They look like human hangers,
Just skin and bones and paper jeans.
Still people say they're beautiful, perfect,
That they're every man's dream.
I look at my body and question,
"What the hell are you supposed to be?"
Could I squeeze my bones to fit size zero?
Getting jeans on would be a struggle, a fight.
Then could I say that I'm perfect,
If I starved my stomach to my spine?
So I'll stick with the thought,
That a curvy girl can be pretty, too.
I won't force my body to a shape it can't form,
Cause weight won't make perfection come true.
Drive Looking back in the rear view mirror, the girl realizes how much she loathes the tail lights coating the boy's long, lean outline in red. She's driving away from him, gravel crunching under rubber tires. Again she searches the mirror for him, needing one more look at him, seeing him stretch up the porch steps of the place she calls home. Her almost home....
The solitary street lights cheer seperate sections of the city road. The girl slowly checks the speedometer, the sliver of an orange dial almost horizontal with the dash board.The higher that dial goes, the farther her heart's pu
FrozenA solitary pillar
In the eye of the storm
No cover, no protection
No way to stay warm
This frozen hurricane bears down
And every side collapses in
Snow flakes and shards of ice
Embed into my skin
The steam of my breath fades
And my eyes seal shut
Disappearing deep in the snow
As the stars light up
A solitary hand
Encased in silvery ice
Reaches up for the moon
Waiting for the end of this night
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