You Made Me Dirty

I used to stand in the shower, / with the water as / hot as I could make it. / Then I would wait until / it got colder and colder, / silent…

“Had” is past tense

I miss / those times when we were alone. / When we were the only ones left / on the streets at night, / walking arm in arm. / The sidewalks…

Combustible butterfly

a soft red glow / from these cheap blown / glass bulb covers / kisses gently across your face / as you look at me, / and I am so lost̷…

My True Story

No one ever gets what they want / And heroes don’t exist. / It’s why my music’s up so loud / And Hell’s inside my fists. / Let my heart han…

Vision

I see you now, / in a more truthful light / than ever before. / Faded mascara runs down your face / like the dark dreams / through your st…

Survive the Fall to Rock Bottom

The burning inside my clenched fists / is screaming at me to let go. / My mind is distorted by hatred / of a thousand voices / spoken by th…

Sickening insomnia

I hold my weary gaze / through panes of stained crimson glass / as a blue autumn sky / calls my eyes forth / from a square hearted prison. …

Today…

I feel rather numb. / My mind, disconnected from my heart, / both disconnected from my body. / I’m that puzzle piece / nobody can ev…

Dear Daydream,

Daydream, take her / far from haunting pain. / The colors in her eyes are hollow; / washed away in a river / clouded with ghostly figures. …

Writer/Musician Nathan Emery

Nathan Emery is a writer and musician. His words come from a genuine heart, feeling his way through life with a pen in one hand and a guita…

Doodling in Class

Filling notebook pages / with the thoughts inside my heart: / all the hopes and hates and fears / and dreams are just the start. / Sketches…

So Torn

I’m going to leave. / I can’t stand to hear myself breathe, / when you’re lost- / somewhere in a distant dream. / And I&#…

Smoking outside

I could almost feel your lips / brush the back of my neck; / in this daydream, I’m aching. / So I had to reach back / each rough spir…

Dear anonymous, I love you

I was always too scared / to tell you how I really felt. / But the truth is that you keep / me up most nights, / and though you’re no…

someone

someone please turn off the sound / of everything / because i’m so damn tired / of listening / eyes are heavy / and i’m worn do…

Belt marks

My quivering / lower / lip… / is restrained by teeth / until painted red. / Please; / will you be my friend? / I am in need of someth…

11:11

some days in the dim lit scenery / that surrounds my catastrophe / i find myself thinking of you. / there, in that slow motion lapse of tim…

Everything blurs together when you don’t ex…

I close my eyes, and sink / to what feels like the very bottom / as I sit in a chair in the corner / of this small dark cell / like so man…

Whispers in the Hallway

It’s all a mess / when seconds rip through the unrest, / of still thinking you’re perfect, / even when you’re leaving. / …

Nature is my Goddess

Nature is my goddess- / take me back, make me foliage, / and let dampened moss come envelop my organs. / Filing-cabinet morgue rent to pay…

Hello, I’m an illusion

I am just pieces of skin / patched together like a worn pair of jeans / stretched over my dry bones, / And covered in hot glue. / I have tw…

simple as this

all i want is to feel loved… / to be felt by someone again / and kissed / like my lips / were the last / she’d ever / taste.

The spot may be the same, but I have changed

Sitting here / in what feels like / the exact same spot / I stare out the window / while sipping on honey tea, / and listen to the high no…

Behind My Calm

Sometimes I don’t have much to say. / Sometimes I’m silent / to push you away. / Behind my calm is my hurricane. / I talk with …

Death Breath

There’s nothing on this road. / You’re away and you’re alone, / fast asleep while you’re at home. / I’m awake…

falling through infinity

i swear to god / my knees know the ground / better than my feet / ever could, / and forgive me for saying / but i would die / for you to l…

Broke

All I wanted / was your fingers in mine. / I wanted to feel / your heart beating / faster because of me. / I wanted your soft / touch o…

i’m just

I’m just a kid / who always seems to be struggling; / who seems to slip / away / into the quiet places / that no one can notice / but…

Grayscale Perspective

Entering a room of memories / I find you in the seat / where you have always been. / Yellow paged magazines / are in scattered heaps / aro…

Your phantom

Oh love, what I would give, / just to feel you again, / and if you could only see, / just how far you’re embedded / into my skin. /…

Please say you remember

I watch you, / from the corner of this small room. / It’s like a cardboard box and I; / just a single packing peanut / wedged in the…

Esophagus Knot

I found parts of you still in my body / at the same time / I found the familiar lumps in my throat. / If only I could iron them out / cares…

A soul’s truth

Your soft breathing / of a dreams whisper / turns my water to / the sweetest of wines. / A vast ocean just / below the surface of your / …

Depth Dweller

I sit in my basement / melancholy to the dawn. / I promise, I’m a kind heart; / just a bit of a loser. / Tried but can’t hide m…

The weight of your breath

I’ve seen you get hurt / seen you feeling the worst / seen you scribbling your thoughts down / with screams in a verse. / I’d …

Separations

No matter what I try to do / a void will keep me / waving at distance; / involuntarily out of your view. / You say the cold is bothersome, …

this is always in my back pocket

it’s that gentle smile you give, / when i wake up to an overcast sky / that splits apart the clouds covering / the ceiling of my soul…

Undulations of Extasy

The shore is now so distant / while we float in this canoe. / But I don’ t want to go back, / I just want to stay with you. / I̵…

Pennywish

Sitting on the couch / with my fingers crossed, / I’ve tossed my pride off the top rock. / Oh, stop, / to see what the goblin got in…

Goldrot

It’s quiet. / My thoughts go unguided. / I’m as free as a riot, / I’m free to you. / There’s peace in the airwaves,…

Smoke is just colored air

I can’t explain / why everything changes so suddenly- / like it happens with the sound of crunching snow / under my feet, / or one d…

Life’s Autopsy

Death lurks. / It waits, / to steal / our breath. / To steal / the shine / in our eyes. / Why do / we accept / our fate / so willingly? …

Okay…so i fell in love

All I need to do / is become submersed / in what I already drown in. / It’s hard to want to break / the surface of ecstasy / and if …

My last thoughts of you

You didn’t just leave me; / lost in the rifts of static / and hollow voices clinging to wires, / as they floated invisibly in airwave…

Am I a bedpost notch too?

.H.ow are you doing? / .E.verything is fine obviously, / .Y.ou must be feeling better. / .F.ake stupid lies; you swept me / .U.nder the rug…

Craving Your Daydream

You stop time again. / You’re sweet, you’re sugar skin. / Wake me up; winter and cinnamon. / I’ve had it, Love, / just le…

sunday morning girl

carry me down slow / with the touch of your lips / on my neck, / while i fall / right into your hands- / i’m yours. / for now letR…

echo

There is a place, / where softly spoken words exchanged / just before the earth rotates / will reverberate; / ever so lovely in my head. …

Life is a segment, not a ray.

Life is a segment, not a ray. / No one’s forcing you to stay. / Death is more than a place in time, / it’s the only point that …

What I want is what I need

If I was able, / I would give you all of my love as a kiss; / as it fades from my fingertips / when I reach out to touch the skin / on your…

Release

Give me something, / anything to calm me down. / I hate this cause / I’m so fucking scared / and I’m tired of being angry. / I…

Skull Rattler

I am sick / Of wasting all my minutes / On some worthless emotion. / Dwelling in the same / State of mind for too / Much time, / I need m…

Come All You Weary

I think I am tired of dying / in every dream my aching mind / creates when I black out; / scraping my knuckles / on the walls of this dark…

Duality

Slowly the night drips from Heaven’s leaky faucet / while the sun reflects off the full moon outside. / Light gives way to a spectac…

Twin in any light

my shadow always has the same expression / when we come face to face, / and it always stares into my eyes / though I can’t really tel…

Counting to infinity

I have a crooked shaped face. / I have a crooked jaw. / Sometimes the words that escape from under my tongue / are also just as lopsidedly …

Shrunk

I’m sick / just another twisted kid / twisted in the ordinary / trying to find where I fit in. / I’ve been called a generic fuc…

Illusions

The red fills / and rushes in, / a once clear space / once white on the floor, / now pooled along / flushed, splotched tiles, / and I opene…

Needlework

Thread out, thread in / stitch together my skin / with an armlengths / cut of barbed wire. / Thread out, thread in / sew me up from within …

Feeling small

Carry me down / in the lights of a skyscraper / below these streets / to find the lights and the lasers / that always flash through my head…

Mindwashed Shellshock

One, two, three, A.M. / Hours pass as I bite my lip and stare at nothing- / wishing for daylight / to crawl across the sky on my agony. / I…

Brainstains

I am done / pretending that this thick shell / I have recently wrapped / around my deceptive skin / doesn’t hurt. / It’s lik…

We all look the same when we’re dead

I’m too worried / about everything… / down to the particles of dust / that lifelessly float through the air / as I pace, and re…

Euphoric Breaths

Euphoric breaths / whip like canyon winds / through my hollow frame. / I feel free / at the top of an evergreen. / I grew up loving / the …

Head Clouds

Get a grip now / I can see it in those eyes: / see past me. / Little trip out / and it’s going south / I know your mind’s racin…

Heartkill

i wake to a crash; / to sticks on broken brass, / smiling at my sun of disfigured sins / as it crushes life from green / with waves. / i si…

Daily Cardio

Today I stared / Into the eyes of pain / And reclaimed my heart. / Frozen back in a dream / It now thaws deep within me. / I get chills fr…

Take me away, Love

There is this girl I know / with hair, golden, / in perfect hue / like a sunset over sand dreams / of easy east coast beaches / she sees in…

Pushed Me Away

You can run, run and break your legs. / I’ll smoke alone / with my hood drawn, / and watch you go, go into the sun. / Fingers crossed…

Slowed Synapse

On Mercury I’m 84. On Jupiter I’m 2. / Kind of makes me wonder: what’s a lot and whats a few? / Here on earth we all forg…

Atmosphere

I saw your eyes lit / like a black light in space; / white bursting to neon blue / in your pupils- / that have recently been deceived. / I…

free me

i have been walking / for years along the edge / of an eye of a needle, / but now have finally fallen through- / only to collapse / into a…

Dancing skeletons in costumes

If you peel back / every single layer of my skin / and expose the scarlet mess / that lies barely beneath / this pale cracking suit, / you …

I like being the bed you lay so comfortably in

Cough outside through the cold and the smoke / while I lay in the road and choke on exhaust: / I’m melting / with slush islands in t…

doors opened are usually closed

I’m left on the ground / eyes focused on these old stained entryway tiles / asking you not to walk away. / I thought this was real, /…

3 evening haikus

The stars are a song / my mind plays during sunset, / waiting patiently. / I often stay up. / Two a.m. is my good friend. / We were forced …

am i capable

hey beautiful, / just called to say hello; / i missed the sound of your voice. / i wish i could be there tonight / to wrap you up in my arm…

Pupil of Hues

Chilling orange winds / criple breathless lungs / in the midst of a dreary / autumn afternoon. / Cracks in the sidewalk / swallow the foots…

a beautiful unity

cataclysmically altered perceptions / in rattling indigo, and violet digestions / perfection / in this innocence and affection; / it’…

Time Tricks

It’s not even ten. / My mouth is dry / and I’m laying in the dark / on a cheap spring bed. / But it feels more like / I’…

pitch black stare

with each slipping beat / of my breaking heart / i feel an unconscious tug / as i try desperately to sleep, / or find some sort of fake esc…

Milkyway Melody

Your imagination / seeps notes of a / piano in bass clef; / the hallowed sound / when gentle pressure / closes your eyes. / Take us home …

Coat pocket confessions

I restrain desires screaming yes / from deep within these longing pores; / no courage to gather, to say I’m yours, / but silent- like…

all smiles

It’s the moments. / It’s the f r a c t i o n s / of the seconds it takes / for my heart to leap into clouds / after your lips …

late nights

a rolling wave of orange atmosphere / crushes the blue from the sky / but lights the blue in your eyes. / i wish / i could save this as a p…

nyc

i lost myself / in new york. / the buildings grabbed / up through the clouds, / and i clenched your hand from the top / as i died. / i can…

High love tide

I can feel / every wave of her breath / like a warm spring tide caressing me down / onto the soft sands at the bottom / of her sea. / While…

Medicine

Hello. / I can always feel your tickle; / your burn; / ripping holes in my stomach walls / and festering / in the acid growling a and gurg…

At the bottom of the sea, please forget about me

Was it the alcohol? / Working your vocal chords / like a hand puppet, / reaching from your screaming liver / up to your screaming desire / …

Allure Me

I like the way / the cigarette caressed / between your desirable lips / dances with the words you speak, / as if your vernacular / has a rh…

The wick’s end

The slow easy flow / of those old symphony records / spinning in place / brings my low burning / candle lit eyes / back to a / long wicke…

Blue-hazel smile

Love is; / putting all my darkest nights / into a plastic bag / and throwing them away. / It’s the summer breeze on / my naked chest …

Deceiving

I close my eyes again; / your voice flowing like / gentle streams, / the ones I remember from / brighter days. / It seemed then we were sit…

Kiss me slowly

I know you see me walking / like I have something to prove / but there’s nothing, really, / nothing but you, / so kiss me slowly, / …

regrets

the unrest in my heart / to hear your voice / and feel your lips and skin / will not subside. / i miss you, / though it’s been barely…

The Beating Cadaver

Breath into / my heart; / the beating cadaver, / like you have / so many times before. / I know / it will hurt, / but raise me to life / …
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