turn this starlet into patience

wrapped in wanting
to be a little free
not tied down
not choking on the absence
of so many things
that are out of my reach

lift her with a little magic
to a place safe from this confusion
abandoned by all pain
set it aside and wash her clean
in naked truth
unfolding in our hands
going unnoticed by so many
that squeeze and try to mold us
into a perfect being
that dissolves once our mouths are opened

turn this starlet into patience
laid out at the feet of all loves
weakening with every half turn
in her direction
she sits on your homemade shelf
a little broken, a little run down
full of life to live and give

silent kisses that heal
barely touch her lips to yours
struggle to breathe
and be what she knows she is not
but wants to be for you
left over in empty air
floating on disappointment
leading to the next moment of failure

she rises again
hope made of tissue paper wings
flutter enough to keep her
from drowning in despair
made by unknowing eyes

a crumble and a crack
beneath the surface
that can’t heal itself
break through that one moment
where wrists get cut
and eyes filled with blood
turn to angelic aspirations
of beauty in the form of death

attaching faith to every star in the sky
clinging with desperation
to something more
than this placid reality
that barely gets her through the day

gently trampled on
by broken promises
and lost hopes
on words from candied tongues
believing the unbelievable
one last time

conviction in the shape
of a fleshed heart
alternating between
screaming for attention
and being too tired to tell you again
what is needed tonight

relentless in her quest
she will never give up
but wants to give everything over
be cleansed by becoming
empty in all senses
be born again with a new spirit
but she cant find a way to cleanse
the blood of doubt

faithful and faithless she holds on
for the next moment
putting all the weight
on her next step
looking around the corner
for something new to fill her
instead of these dead dreams

turn this starlet into patience


Berwick, United States

  • Artist
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.