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…

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…

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. …

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&#…

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…

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…

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. / …

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…

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 / …

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…

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 …

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…

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…

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…

echo

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

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…

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…

Brainstains

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

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…

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…

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…

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, /…

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…

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’…

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…

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…

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 …

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 …

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…

My Lady’s Estate

The ghoul inside my head, / sleeps in a mansion / in a king sized bed. / So I guess you could say / that she lives comfortably, / but my d…

Our shapes align, combine, retract

In a coffin box or casket; / destined for a body basket. / Looks of porcelain and plastic. / Wrapped in bands of dark elastic. / Quiet, sea…

it’s killing me

looking at the ground, / i realize under these / blinking red lights / and cracked asphalt / painted with oil and gasoline / that i’…

Sound of the Shatter

My heart is fragile, / And you brush me / Off your shoulders / Like I am nonexistent. / When I was cold and alone / You did not hold me, / …

Mel

I think / that what I miss / the most / were the moments / where we would lay, / barely waking up, / in winter mornings / hidden away / i…

inside the frosted glass

falling away / from this unaccepted stream / of conscious thought, / my vision fades / like a windshield / in december. / so please, / turn…

Sentimental Decay

Fate is the taste of dirt, / and rocks will grind their way in, / to replace the scarlet diamond killers / crawling under your skin. / You …

Joy In Simplicity

I drag my feet through / what seems like a regression of time / longing for that dark room, / it’s dark walls, / and those dark desi…

I will always

I want to play coy, / brush your hair back with one hand, / hold your skin in the other. / I shall welcome the timidity / that envelopes o…

Hoo M Eye

He is out in space. / He is burning, burning, / like a black comet through this place / so large it is nearly nothing. / He is nearly noth…

Be my friend, blue sky blue

Beauty is / telling a complete stranger / you love the color of their eyes. / I mean, we all walk in clumps / with our arms at our sides, /…

Torch in Pitch Black

The tears trail out / the seams of your eyes / and fall back behind / all of your sobbing strides. / You walk imperfect / but who’s …

The Lure

She has something hidden / behind her eyes / that weaves and catches / like a gasoline rainbow through water, / and will suck you in like a…

Where I’m from

I’m from writing down / what’s hidden in between the lines / until there are no lies to tell / and only the whitest of / pages…

Hospital bed

I can’t stand to see you / struggle under those sheets; / seemingly stitched with barbed wire, / as you lie back on that pillow; / st…

Summit

The mountain air, / it tastes so fine, / on my lips / at the timberline. / I’ll take a chance / and take my time, / but swear I’…

The opposite end of the exchange

A woman left twenty dollars / in the room she had stayed / the previous night, / for me, / the housekeeper / as a welcomed tip / along wit…

Where you are

I am glad, / that you’re far away / and smiling; / comfortable inside your own / precariously arranged space / of perfect / while I&…

Poisoned Coffee

Caffeine is the only thing / keeping my eyelids / from crashing; / to send me into a cruel illusion / of feeling. / I don’t think …

Cognitive Dissonance

Drown in / selective / compassion. / Repeat, / and re-live / all the motions. / We’re the infinite waves of the ocean. / Degrade it,…

breath of a new november

the taste of your lips / are like the fingers of / an icy hand continually tracing / up and down my spine, / giving me chills; / and i̵…

Sleepwalking Sunrise

And then comes the rush; / the same numb feeling from below my feet / grabs through the blackened dirt / at my ankles as I try to run / awa…

The Slush-trudge

My worst trademark is that I try too hard, / I seem to have the worst hand / but still play all my cards. / I’m best friends with the…

Buoyant

You’ve got a hidden soul. / You’ve got this way about you. / Quiet and in control. / I’d be a fool to doubt that / you co…

Brother

i saw your life being stolen / right from your closed palms / like it was some sort of intangible ghost. / your eyes are red, / for the fi…

Redundant Tendencies

The air is crisp / and chilled on the lip. / My head is clear as the sky / with just as much snow; / her footprints / tracked in trails thr…

Cookie Cutter

You are all the same, / I could have made you in my mother’s kitchen. / You’re as malleable as dough, / you’re as tie-abl…

Crooks

There’s a part of me / that wants to curl up in a hole / stretched to the core, / dead bolt the door, / and never come out again. / I…

Blood

With silence, comes clarity. / When it is broken, in the chaos of sound, / freedom will kiss / with softly cold ghost lips. / Lie to me a…

Whiskey Radio Wave

You said my name in your sleep / after kissing my tattoos, / and after kissing the spots on my neck / your lips and teeth had / so elegant…

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