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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I’m going to breathe you in Until my voice is so hoarse I can no longer speak of you, And all you’ll be able to hear Is the pounding of my heart....
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    Our bodies are made of carbon, But our bodies are individually pigmented. I never understood that. Because when I was putting carbon pellets into a filter bag, It stained my fingers black, And the only part of my body that it matched Was the bruising of my knuckles From trying to put your m...
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    I've always heard and continue to hear that He Is the one who leads us. He has assigned us preconceived paths to stumble upon, Letting us choose our own routes he has devised. I was told he was a man with intention, Though gone awry, And his children lead the anarchy. But those who do no...
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    We’re here to start from the beginning Like the first page of a school book, The one directly after the inside cover full of past scrawl and unrequited names, Or the opening credits of blockbuster movies, The ones where every characters name scrolls by unnoticed to get it out of the way, Or...
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    Underneath my skin is a labyrinth of earthquakes, And underneath my nails is clawed through dirt. There are roots intertwined in the knots of my shoulders, And the veins of leaves on the back of my hand Are what I use to find my way back home like foot paths. I have raging rivers for my blood...
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    Our thighs touch when we sit next to each other, But they could lie across one another And I’d still want you closer. Our fingers are intertwined without space between our palms, But we could squeeze them hard together And I’d still want you closer. Our chests are pressed together when...
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    I’ve never kissed nor been kissed without the lonely intent of passion Or spoke or touched without a reason. I tore up my mouth inside and out, Grinding it against enamel and bricks that matched the color of my heart To not try and know anything but the feeling of friction on my delicate ski...
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    I would stand on the edges of rivers, brooks, streams, Staring at the peaceful disfiguration of the less than flat surfaces underneath And the pebbles that became smoothed over from the constant flow. I found solace in the stillness of puddles, ponds, lakes, No ripples to break the stability ...
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    I no longer feel you and I no longer think about you. You have temporarily been erased from my brain and My nerve endings. I no longer remember the feeling I’ve somehow tied to you Or the feeling of your name on my tongue And it is harsh taste that lingers Like the remnants of this battle...
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    I’ll look into black and white SUVs And I’ll look for streaks and messes hanging over drivers’ heads. Even with the windows rolled down, I’ll still be able to feel chains of smoke Constrict and yet still contain my broken heart. I’ll sit with white knuckles And scream along to the ...
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    Getting up was hard. I weigh more than I look. My shoulders weigh most. Look before you leap. It’s a long way to the end. Please bring a cushion. Leave me a message. I’ll get back to you someday, But it’s not today. Please say something back. I loved silence, but not now. My ea...
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    I’m learning to live Without you constantly there. It’s really hard. My body will go, And my skin will touch my bones, My color will run. My skin stung with words, And one day these scars will fade With running water. I threw up today. I just couldn’t stand the thought. You tas...
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    Tiptoeing around the word “you” is hard: I know longer know who “you” are anymore, But every time the phone rings, I pray to a man that I don’t believe in (Because he gave me no reason to) That you’re not on the other line Because I can’t help myself- I tie the word “you” to...
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    I’ve been trying to write about her. Trying. Trying. Trying. Trying. Trying. Repetition at odds, Favors in need of. Sunsets and sun rises and Sundays and sundaes, Tuesdays and two days and waiting on time. I’ve been thinking of words to describe her. Thinking. Thinking. Thinking...
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    It hurts to breathe- There are holes forming in my lungs, But nothing has filled them since the day before I left that night, And I think I gave you All the oxygen I had left In the pockets of my jacket, So I don’t run anymore, Because my lungs can’t replace the breath you took, And my...
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    You and the rain And droplets on concrete. Me and the clouds And the edge of shade. You fall and I let you, And concrete can’t shimmer without the sun. Your mother and the tree And red apples. Mine and Einstein And gravity’s pull. They fall and we let them, And dirt doesn't alw...
  • Poetry > Sonnet
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    Are you butterflies or stomach acid? Midsummer daydreams or fantasy flings? How can you decipher love so placid When those who pulled have now cut your heart strings? All puppets have felt stitched around their hearts; Safe with sewing needles and safety pins, But hands are strong enough to te...
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    Make it out alive- Drain the fluids and begin to breathe, Watch our true colors hit the ground running. Play hide and seek behind euphemisms- Forget to come looking for what we wanted to say, Stay hidden behind the mask no one thinks to look behind. Deafen ourselves with sticks pounding on...
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    Red has always been my favorite color: I love it in the mixed palate folds of a dozen roses, In the freshly shined skin of an apple prior to the settlement of teeth marks, In the juvenile sparkle of Dorothy’s shoes before she decides to go back home. I also love the appeal encased in the color...
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    I keep taking longer showers every night, Standing under the rush of scalding water, Hoping I will burn you off my skin As I think of how unoriginal that line is, And I still continue to let hydrogen and oxygen bonds Pound down on my head Again, And Again, Until you drown in my chemically in...
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    I Hello, how may I help you? Would you like to schedule an appointment to double my standards? I think I may be able to squeeze you in between Destroying male morality And turning all women into lesbians. I hope that works for you Because my feminist agenda is pretty full. There’s just so ...
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    Writers, artists, and performers Are constantly sitting around with pens dancing between their fingers, Still waiting on their Bohemian revolutions; Waiting for the days where they can stop searching for Truth, Beauty, Freedom, And Love, Because they have already found them, Waiting for the...
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    Every time you touch my skin You leave behind third degree burns, And I have scars inside and out Of your fingerprints And their individual patterns Etched into my pale, Irish tones....
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    I cannot seem to understand why When we turn off the lights to go to bed, We do not instantly fall into a deep sleep, Yet we will stay awake for hours in the utter darkness, Much like the daytime, Though instead of thoughts containing Remedial equations, irrational predicaments, And “What...
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    Some days, the sun peaks through the clouds, And the window ledge doesn’t seem as enticing as it did before, And my feet no longer feel the need to drag my lump of a body Into the middle of a busy highway. Some days, the waves cease from crashing, And I don’t take more than I should, And t...

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