Inferiority Complex

this mask cracks from the inside slivers and shards prick my skin whose grey pallor hides beneath a wide smile and exuberant laugh I want, on some days, to remove it or, if I’m honest, for you to… to even WANT to, to remove it except for the inevitable sense of loss this opportunity for […]

Accepting Submissions

Hello there poetry writers! Want to be a part of an amazing anthology project and see your poetry published? Raw Earth Ink is opening submissions for next year’s themed poetry collection: The Poets Symphony. Anthology Title: The Poets Symphony: Verses, Melodies, and Lyrical Poems Description: a collection of poetry with a specific overall theme Theme: […]

Bar Fly

Tonight she easily found a seat at the nearly deserted bar of the pub near her home. She sat alone listening to a background murmur of conversation from the tube and a game of darts in the corner but a few minutes alone before the bartender slid her drink over. Swiveling in her seat, two […]

Snakebite

And now I see There’s venom dripping from your slick tongue Oh, that same tongue I loved to suck on The one that first invaded my dreams Which danced before my watering eyes The one I spread myself wide open for That tongue which wrapped itself expertly Around all the delicious parts of me Curling […]

Cancer

This hurts, my lover I want so much to be in your arms To have you hold me Stroke my hair Ease the torment of my disease To have you look into my eyes And for once, for even a moment The agony would relent All the pasts forgotten, forgiven My spirit freed That ache […]

Space Between

Here I am. Once again Wondering About this space Between You and…… I What went wrong Where we went right Will we ever bridge this G…. a……. p I wanted Us So hard So much So big You wanted…. Something Different. Now, tears Now, aching sighs Now…. alone So. Very. Alone. I miss you. And […]

High Tide

I felt your pull and how could I fight it? Why would I? Your waves gently washed over my heart and filled all the tidepools of my soul. You brought life and fresh oxygen to my limp and lifeless hands. When your fingers slid over and around my thighs, I opened myself completely to you, […]

Acute Pharmacopoeia

swallowing your words razor blade shaped pills shredded my heart as they passed by my stomach distends before erupting in a burst of vomit-coated letters I keep reaching for you always the same result I must be masochistic because I keep crawling back all I want is a side-long glance a caress of my cheek […]