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Water halt flow

So my body is broke / yet hell bent / I’ll continue to smoke. / But that’s not a reason to cough / no I choke / on cope or kil…

Felt skin

Antler sheds in nestled hiding / twisted up in earth and moss / cracking back to where it started / into dust that will emboss / all the be…

the shadow’s man

i’m going out / in attempt / to stare a litte / less at the wall. / am i defined? / or out of line? / or out of box? / or just out o…

Blurry Lonely

Pink speak twisting / morph into my color / sleep in gradient freckles / reckless little beckons / Nocturnal August thunder / heavy breath…

Lucid

I am sitting / in a shoebox / with the lights off / in a / fit of restless / in my head it’s / summer then it’s / winter / tr…

The pained to the pleasured

Everything will fall apart and everything will come together. / Blurred lines form the member / of a circle that starts and ends with surre…

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 …

you’re a goner

lipstick on my neck / lipstick on my bed / lipstick on my chest / lipstick in my head / lipstick in a flood / lipstick on my spread / may a…

I wonder where you are nowadays

A smile on your face lets me know that you’re stable. / We’ll crawl out the window and up on the gable. / I’ll trace all …

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…

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…

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…

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…

If we all were birds

I’ve been lonelier than this / but the time is crawling slow / like the blood inside my fists / contained in clotted lava flow. / I&#…

Kind

Be kind to the earth because / its made of all that’s died. / And when you toil through the dirt / please, remember, that someday / …

I see us in the earth

It was sunny today. / For the first time it was nice / and from deep inside this body of ice / I thawed like the river / in the rays, / and…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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, /…

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…

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…

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…

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’…

I’m So Unappealing

Get up off the floor / from liquor lake views / on the tile. / We’ve been at it for a while. / Smoke rings and extension chords / to …

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 …

echo

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

Partly Ground and Partly Sea

Sometimes my own sadness makes me sick. / My stomach hurts like hell; / I can feel every single pill. / I’m only trying to hold on / …

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…

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…

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’…

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 …

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…

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,…

I saw Glaciers in July

Today is just alright. / I’ll keep it to that, / to keep my hopes low. / Hopefully I’ll be surprised, / and see some glaciers …

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&#…

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…

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…

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 …

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…

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…

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…

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…

Love is Summer

The sun is still out, / but just barely. / It matches the mood / of the jazz groove grooving in my head; / as smooth as a lake surface from…

I often think of dying

The cold is sobering. / I’ve fallen victim to it’s prey. / My limbs are filled with snow, / it’s time for me to go. / I&#…

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 …

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 …

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…

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…

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, …

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,…

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…

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…

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…

shingle scratch

I wish I could lay; / be less alone, / and kiss you on / your collar bones. / My fingers trace / along your spine / I’ll fall in lin…

Sugar skull

Pull as hard as you can. / Pull as hard as you think will work, / the door hinge swings for both directions / some self reflection on your …

After all, we are human

Pop, revolve in, / the inside of a hinge / carefully hidden / by the lace of a fringe. / Colored rags cover skin, / colored rags denounce …

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…

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…

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…

october nostalgia

so it’s finally october, / and i already want this month to be over. / truthfully i don’t think i’ve been sober / for mor…

Amorphous me

I don’t know. / Maybe it was the dark / that twisted my brain / into a thundering cloud, / but I couldn’t see anything. / It w…

Where you are

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

I am

I wish sometimes / that I could forget / the better half of / what has been filling up / the pages of a book / stored away out of sight / …

Taste

Give me a taste, / I’ve been on the chase / and deserve to divide / your skin / from the lace; / hands braced / curves traced / lips…

Drunken rays

Dead tired / sun twisting out my strength / like I’m a wet towel in the summer / of sweat and blood. / Vodka veined / for some unde…

a beautiful unity

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

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…

My Silver Lining

I wish I was a cloud / so I could float and look down / at the land that surrounds / all the sad lonely towns. / I would fly and would thin…

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…

Moon kiss

There’s just something there / that I won’t ever be able to explain / but I feel as if I don’t need to / when all I can …

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…

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…

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, / …

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…

Static between the Speakers

My heart beats / like a helicopter in the distance / and I should be nervous / but I’ve diluted my emotions / and am tired of caring.…

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 / …
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