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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    The disappointment rushes into my lungs like A tsunami of brackish water I gasp for air Too early gales of hatred singe my lungs I was not made for this ghastly inferno I must learn to hold my breath so the Poison in my veins will coalesce into Sliding tombs of colorless lethargy And indiffer...
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    Today it was fourteen degrees even though it felt like three, and the wind was heavy enough to blow me off of my candlestick legs. I was smashed under the snow and like a grain of wheat I crumbled after the free-fall, choking on the fifteenth of February and an 11:30 curfew. I was an e...
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    I bought a one-way ticket from Detroit to San Diego with the tallied punches for the yellow cars I see every day, the stash of useless letters in Words with Friends, and the eggshells in my ramen when you cooked for me that very first time. I only carried my passport and the Michigan win...
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    Don’t talk to me about home, The textbook macabre of savage wheat fields Stashed in the palms of rusty wicker men Who were burnt raw by molten ore. Talk to me instead of the rolling smog, The hazel cotton that laces through my eyelashes And mummifies the skyline, leaving only Fluorescent sq...
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    I never knew how to tell her that I loved her. The words faltered on my tongue Like a tiny body too afraid to Leap off a building, drowning in The horror of anticipated peace. She was so lovely in the way she Was everything I despised and I Always wanted to fall asleep in The way she l...
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    Starlight poured out of her eyes When she touched my cheek and Told me to smile. I thought of the thousands of souls That pumped through my blood And how they stretched my lifespan Across centuries of recycled tragedies And I wanted to rip them by the Throats when all that was left of Th...
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    It’s difficult to lay out your palms And ask the gypsy with the orange Shawl to burn the maps on your skin And frost your fate amongst Andromeda And Narcissus and Hercules and of course Pegasus, but we ask her to do it anyways. I am so afraid of her silver eyes— They glint blankly like ...
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    Her back bowed under the stress of Osteoporosis And too many summers without Fresh air and new sunlight. Her eyes yawned but they reflected A fair boy who caressed The sores on her bones while sipping On that chocolate sundae. The lines on her face split into The crescent of a smile As...
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    They told me to dig deeper And that their skulls carried Gold and diamonds within But when my words made That gracious incision, The malleable flesh of the Brain was cracked dry and I Shuddered to think that People like this could weave Robes out of lies and wear Crowns made of ignorance ...
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    “Maybe I’m more well-rounded than you.” I let the sting of that ravish my nerves and deep in my head, I heard someone say, “Ignorance is bliss.” I thought about the lies people tell themselves to drive away the smoke in their hearts; about how people shrink the world to the radius around ...
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    Stalin and Mao and Hitler All had their fair share of Insanity but the voices in My head rake apart my Cerebellum and force My larnyx closed and I Swear that there is a Revolution of terror and Equivocating violence Trampling my heart as Thousands of young men Infected with cruelty Hamme...
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    We had to give a presentation On how alcohol damages the liver And corrupts the mind but From the outside looking in I saw them pour teenage Abandon into their bodies as if All the loud music and drunken Sex could fill the cistern of their Loneliness. And I hate to admit it but I am very...
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    They cleaved the tiny mass Of bruised muscle from the Violet arteries and veins and Set it out on the glass table. I watched the fisted pulp Constrict like a sea star Triumphed by the waves and Expand like a Chinese fan Tucked amongst the red maples, Racing against time with nothing But th...
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    The lightning tore through The guilt and the shame, Scorching the veins until They were burnt black. The fire serrated the lungs But the heart stood whole And ebbed the storm that Ravaged the rosy brain. Peace slipped through the Pores and before she felt it, They saw her soul rise from ...
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    She left the screaming crowd and sat next to me in the snow. I watched her pull the piece of stale bread she snitched from the market earlier from her pocket and break it in half. I took the smaller piece. “Why do people come here every year? I really don't get it. All they do is take a few swi...
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    I dangled my toes off of the precipice And drank in the greying sky that seemed So heavy with all of the sadness in the world. It froze my blood and it dried out my mind But I welcomed the numbness; oxygen is Always wasted on the things I write that I’d like to think are decent but crumble w...
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    They crowned me with a silver wreath That was really made of Melted soldiers’ bones and dried blood Glazed with an iron glove. They seated me on an onyx throne They thought would make me king, But I always pricked my fingers On its pluckèd wasp stings. They held golden feasts in my na...
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    “I’ll miss you.” You had pulled me against your chest and I was crushed by the avalanche of grief. I shuddered and I felt the tears slip onto your shoulders; it was only September but it was so cold already. “I’ll see you soon.” I clutched at the lifeline around my neck and watched yo...
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    His skin clung to his bones His lungs black with the putrid Air he feasted on every sunrise Time is only a gradient but he Is like oil and he slides past the Gritty numbers. Strangers hold his hand and he Tries to count off the names that Will receive Hallmark sympathies. He remembers a...
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    “Addicting sadness” is what She calls me and I know that She is afraid of the voices Counting down her days but I am afraid of the arteries My hands might accidentally Cleave if I keep seeing red Whenever I look in the mirror....
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    I am the thicket of veins and arteries that is able to coordinate simultaneously with the human condition, and in that magical symphony, produce a rhythm that forms the finest baseline of human life. I am a human heart. I am a heart, but something went wrong when they took me out into the world. I...
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    Writer—I bottle up the shards Of my divided soul that have Bled out into black ink and I Have the audacity to call such A self-massacre beautiful Passionate—Old bruises are Not mars but testaments to The storms I braved where I Was beaten and broken but My heart was still kept whole ...
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    I feel my heart wreck an Earthquake in my chest Because I look around And all I see are the Same carved smiles but The blood has started To leak from them and I have never been more Terrified of selling my Soul than right now....
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    I remember when you were only four You had jumped off the couch With a cape billowing from your shoulders Trying to fly like the birds I chased You fell though and your mother Scolded you but I was the one Who licked your face until You had finally stopped crying I remember when you were o...
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    Most people are addicted to television or coffee. I’m addicted to sadness and spearmint gum. I suppose that’s a exaggeration of my immensely placid existence, but it’s true. I don’t have cable, you won’t ever find a single receipt from Starbucks in my pockets, and when you look in my wast...

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