Her

well hello there
and no picture of myself
on pause
keeping the fire alive
on rewind
with the keys
in the blue of a glowing, stagnant television screen
and all alone with this tale for the evening

when do i just go back to bed?
or catch the sunrise

i was just thinking of her
in the chilly winds of a city’s train station
my anonymous goodbye

i’m okay but won’t share my face

communication reminds me
of how lonely we’ve come to be

i’ll be out soon

please show me the purple i rest under
and shadows in the sunscape to ache with

coming to you live from both doors wide open
waking up into sentiment
catching myself sleeping

a less-threatening ghost mask over the lamp post
with it’s blue tongue stuck out of it’s smile

i bundle up heavy to withstand the breeze
and take a walk through the cold

i’m always concealing a quiet ruckus

i value looking through windows to admire the grey

but the girls all become bunnies or librarians
for halloween

should i get a tattoo?
for young ladies to adore
or rather learn how to grow a beard
put on some weight
and go join a band?

is it because of the way that i dress?
i’ll keep my three inches less
and let those girls come around
once they grow into women
and they learn how to fit into their own skin
it’s that or they never will
they’ll supposedly start worrying about money
in which case makes romance a one way street
from this stoop that i’m sat in front of
(assuming i ever grow into manhood)
(and also assuming such tasks are even possible to accomplish)

and either way, i should be building on myself

as i quietly request to be the little spoon
breathing the warm
hidden in our parents’ decorative costume

in all of her perfect mystery
walking me home
as soon as i come through the door
from behind the curtain
i lost my seashell
and the ocean inside of it

Her

betweenourself

Joined September 2010

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written on the typewriter over a few days, and over multiple topics… everywhere from my current place with the ladies, to this beloved planet earth or as some may prefer to refer to her as mother nature

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