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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Polluted and ailing, I hesitate before lapping at her toes. She’s a flower of a girl, really desperate to recoil, aching for nourishment. I watch her fingers dance on plum bruises that seem quite at home on her maiden, milky skin. I notice they are in the shape of my silhouette just be...
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    We were young once, burning bridges like they housed our hearts, milk fangs at each other’s wrists. Couldn’t we call it art? We swore on our brothers and sisters that destruction made the oceans swell, that lunar phases and lunacy were secrets we’re meant to tell. But by the time...
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    You judge me for filling empty spaces with deeper, deadlier voids. Your arms flail incredulously as if to slice the justification, the truth, to shreds. You call me crazy, dismiss pills as poison, yet you, in your black, oil-caked shoes, sit there sighing like a smitten schoolgirl at the lucrat...
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    Yes, everyone’s a writer, but whether the hand shows the abuse of time and has kissed its dexterity goodbye — or the pen stumbles clumsily under the reign of fingers that haven’t yet probed rouge cheekbones and constellations — it speaks its own language. No one will ever match the...
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    I am latent, prickling beneath your fairy frame and swiping my tongue up your spine so we both can get a taste. You're asleep; I'm ravenous, coming back for more and surveying a fragile, frictionless earth (from the shoulder blades you call wings). You blame me for the day that smelled lik...
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    You dusted me off, And held me to the light. You traced me with your tongue, Made me shimmer that night. I thought I could be your mountains, Your flimsy angels in the snow. I thought I could be your supper, Your wine and Sunday dough. I thought I could be your elixir, Your honey-lust con...
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    They told me that a snake can shed its skin like the sky can shed its stars. They never told me this magic is wasted on someone that sleeps on coffee stains and calligraphy. Here I am — still clawing away, searching underneath for something pure. A perhaps truth that I misplaced....
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    Once I met a mistress of the moon. She had eyes like evergreens And wrists like rip tides. I could tell her my delicious secrets — The lightning in her fingertips Or the magic of a loose tongue. But it’s not my place Even if she is a perfect poem It’s not my place. She’s not ready ...
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    I like to think of these lonely crowds as flowers. They once bloomed, flourished, thrived. They danced together - broke into blossom. And one day there was too much rain. And one day they were just a mess of petals sinking into the earth. I like to think of these lonely crowds. I like to t...
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    My lungs are laced with sober winters. My lips are made of sleepless rain. I remember you whispered to me once, “Saltwater dreams spill from your veins.” The galaxies seemed to ripple When you kissed them in your palm. But you were just a delicious illusion. You were a silent psalm....
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    I feel like the life in my lungs And the mess in my mind. I feel like the constellations Our fingers couldn’t find. I feel like the pills in my palm That sing me anthems of sleep. Hidden in the poppies between us Blossom the secrets I couldn’t keep. Hushed voices live in...
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    I want to live under the wing of night – In the folds of darkness and dappled with stars. I am a mind wearing a voice, A bed of secret roses. I crave this being – An entity with a purposeful soul And sound. Good riddance to what I was: A dreary-eyed mess of bruises. Sp...
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    I walked through a wasteland - a narrow dirt road, heavy with old footprints etched into the hard earth and guilt littered all over. Caution tape rustled overhead, caressing bone-dry branches that creaked in the stifling summer air. My cell phone vibrated in my pocket and I tensed. I slowed my breat...
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    There were no clocks. I guess time was supposed to be put on pause there. But there was just something about the halogen lights, the hopelessly stained couch, the absence of windows, and wallpaper that showed signs of long term neglect that made one all too aware that minutes were passing. One by on...
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    When we are made of theories – Of perhaps-facts reluctantly proposed How do we keep sighs in our lungs? How do we avoid being exposed? I feel the numbers beneath my skin, The reasons why this goes here How do I tell them they’re wrong – That I’m bound to disappear? When we are le...
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    liberation is what she feared Here. she was Broken. yet no fragments were free. someone said she smiled once. they say she came from the sea. i asked her if she got Cold – her only dress was Torn. she asked me what “cold” might feel like. “i feel Numb”, she sang. “i am Worn.” ...
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    How can something I crave Also be my deepest fear? I’ve broken into blossom In the midst of an infertile year. I want to seal you away in an envelope And mail you to a better time - For I have all these thoughts I’m not sure I can climb. You were impossibly loud When a...
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    Hours pass with pain, My knuckles are bruised. I am tattered and worn - The most worthless thing you’ve ever used. I miss your warm silence, And the people you knew how to ignite. I’m left with only fragile bones And candles I refuse to light. I have to fasten my lips cl...
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    A wasteland of pretty faces, With minds like one ugly rose. Silence is nothing but hanging fire Only. For. So. Long. Will her lips remain closed A realm not deserving of the word hell Where skin is paper to be torn. Your puppets take off their masks. You prick your fingers on their th...
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    A voice is like The thunder to lightning, The crackle to fire. A voice can be Thousands of lies Simply wrapped in desire. The sound is definite, The image is an illusion. The melody to your sheet music, Your own twisted delusion. So close your eyes, The truth matters not For I've re...
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    Words spread like viruses, Releasing venom to every tongue they touch. Once you're poisoned, you are poison And people treat you as such. You hold on by your index finger, The very digit that has betrayed you so. Eyes that have now caught flame Spit the inferno at you as they glow. Fasten a ...

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