What I Meant To Say Was…

cool emerald bursts upon my lips tongue lolling, dog panting twisting into purrs and moans the baker’s hands knead white dough adding yeast and sugar, as required it’s chocolate and caramel strawberries and whipped cream raw black earth and the rain there’s crashing waves on the briny shore and the precise, measured lines swollen lids […]

Hatch

tiny dragon sits and waits patiently biding her time curled up within her safe shell of blue with dark uneven spots she rests not in a nest of twigs and leaves or pebbles and mud but instead upon my tongue sometimes I roll her around my mouth (gently, gently, never crushing) she is smooth and […]

In Denial

I love you There’s no other way to say it I miss you when you’re gone You make me incredibly happy Incredibly sad I’m not always that good with my words Most of the time I keep the important ones locked inside Sometimes I hold up the mask that says We’re just friends and that’s […]

You and Me, Yes I Love You

you can’t you see me the me of me the me I always claim to be the hidden me the true me the real me the whole me you I want you to look at me feel me hold me see me devour me kiss me love all of me you can’t you see when […]

Dreams and Little Secrets

your soft honeyed lips whispered little secrets and sweet lies my ears stretched and strained longing for more my heart knew better still I ached musical lyrics or lines of poetry I listened wishing each word was true was meant for me I inclined myself to you hoping dreaming one day lies would become truth […]

Tide Pools

Time slips through my veins like grains of sand My love beats as the the waves crash upon my heart’s shore Wispy clouds of thought travel across the atmosphere of my mind The seagulls cry out longing and I miss you Salty sea air fills my lungs and each breath sounds like your name I […]

Worthless Trash

you deleted me from your life so easily as if I meant absolutely nothing the softly spoken words the whispers and sighs the groanings and aching the dreams and realities erased dropped for someone better or more beautiful perhaps a clearer voice or a wider smile I can’t really say all I know is that […]

Needles and Nails

my lips drop musical lyrics spoken to a tune heard only by myself you think you see the realer parts of me when you slip in my cryptic song I lay open my breast bared every thought hidden and woven deeply while my knees part and my fingers slide lower and perfume invades my senses […]

Lies I Tell Myself (and Sometimes Others)

It’s okay that you don’t love me. I’m not hurting. It doesn’t bother me that you don’t read what I write. Sliding razor blades across my skin helps me feel (better). Stopping helps me feel (better). I’m happy. I’m getting used to us being apart. This hurts less now than it used to. We can […]

Unrelenting Ache

I miss you But the words rang hollow Because honestly What I feel is so much more than Simply missing someone It’s a hole in my chest An ache unrelenting A part of me missing My heart in tatters Air unable to penetrate the walls of my lungs Blood run cold Vision blurred by tears […]