Taste

As he tastes my skin Early in the morning I wonder what it is he finds Upon his wandering tongue Is it the spice of passion? The bitterness of loneliness? Or the sticky sweet honey of love? Am I cinnamon and clove? Earth after it has rained? Salty tears of heartache? I imagine I’m not […]

Scintillation

outside the ice is creeping up the windows while the auroras seem to be flowing ever closer to the treetops my sigh a puff of air turns into a small white cloud which instantly crystallizes and floats away specks of glitter reflecting the sliver of moon and the dancing lights I sigh again but I […]

Magnetism

Hey you I love you, okay? Please don’t ask me why because I rapidly swallow a hundred reasons from behind my teeth Sometimes when you can’t hear me I whisper your name followed closely by, don’t you know how much I love you?! Desperation coats my tongue the pit of my stomach feels heavy and […]

Discarded

I miss you my friend You always seemed to see All the best parts of me And when I was down, you lifted me up You heard me when I spoke You listened to the unspoken words The layers I kept underneath And although you never said so You made me feel beautiful You told […]

Feedback Loop

you are my smiles and my laughter you are my good days and my growth you are my person through and through I won’t deny it yet here I am alone because I’m not for you (though you are it for me) I am alone I have cried bitter tears I have burst with happiness […]

Deterioration

Look how beautiful Ruby rivers running up my arms Pain in reverse Scarlet ribbons gaining speed Mixing with smeared ash If I concentrate hard enough I can pull it back inside Let it burn through my veins Coating me inside Memories boil Mind games and Lovingly licked harsh realities You did it to yourself You’ve […]

Rock Climber

I’m slipping Scrabbling for purchase I want to climb To reach your outstretched hand Yet The toeholds are small The fingerholds smaller I jam my fingers in the cracks Crevices Moss falls away Pebbles and rock slip beneath me Clattering to the valley floor I don’t want to look down But I do There are […]

Shrift

I am fucking low I’d say don’t give up on me But We all know I want you to Once he said “If you say that enough One of these days I’m going to leave” It was no surprise when he did Nowadays I’m alone More alone than I want to be On some days […]

Groping

It doesn’t matter What I say You don’t hear me I open my mouth My heart pours forth My vision speaks volumes I see deeper Beneath the layers You You couldn’t care less What I say means nothing I breathe out words You swallow and look away Your eyes are roving You look without seeing […]

The Mush From The Hill

I visited her every weekend for nearly six years. Her once-dark hair now silvered with age, but you could see she had been knock-out gorgeous in her youth. In my eyes, she was still quite beautiful. She had no family, so she claimed, and I was the closest thing she had to a friend. When […]