Steaming water for my broken heart, Scented soaps for salty tears. I try to scrub it all away, The memories and the years. Scour now, arms once which held you, Attention, hands which may have touched. Each part in turn desperately tried To be cleansed and purified, So I might finally forget. But how to scrub clean a heart? The most oft affected part. Shall I cut it out or cry it? It hurts enough for me to try It either way. I doubt there yet remains Enough water in the world’s whole drains To wash me free from you.
Stillness. Silence. The moonlight overtakes me, and I have no recourse. I have lost this race, but I feel No remorse, surrendering myself gladly To the empty endless night. Melancholy melodies Flit through my unfettered mind and The sky resonates with the sound of stars. Silver spoons on silver jars.
And then the wind.
A gentle, flirtatious breeze Disturbs the stillness with quiet audacity as I watch you in a dress that I can see through, Trying hard to catch a firefly, maybe two. But no matter how fast or free you run, You can’t catch a single one.
I breathe warm air into your hand, And hold it still until they glowing, land. And soon your hand is lit, and you hold it up to see. ‘How did you did you know that’s how the trap should be?’ I smile and I laugh. ‘’that’s how you caught me’.
Just a little message to my Ex. Though she may never read it, Much less believe or heed it, Or know how much I need it To be known: This place is just a house and not a home, And I feel as though I’m living on my own, Despite knowing that she’s in the nearest room. “Remember our old tune. Be back soon.”
“Everything that has a beginning has an end”, As did the friendship with my dearest friend; If you’re reading this, I hope you know it’s true : I miss my friend, That part of me.. I. Miss. You.
An unexpected visit from out of state, My parents, unannounced. The day has me cringing Like a mistreated dog, Waiting for ‘those comments’. But for once they never come. They say they miss me, and leave, I exhale, and breathe. And then I cry as I curl into a ball. Because just maybe They don’t hate me after all.
I write poems how I’m going through Hell, ‘Cos up close I know you can’t really tell. I spend days getting mentally ready, So for that one afternoon you think I’m better, already. Then I go home and fall In a heap ‘gainst the wall, Because if I’m better at all, It’s just putting on elaborate shows, So that you just won’t know… I’m not.
It takes me three days to mend, And then I do it again, But the laugh is on me, Because the person you see Is who you expect me to be, Anytime, anywhere.
And it’s simply not fair, Because that person’s not there, No that person’s not there, Because that person is me, And that person’s not me.
Such a perfect disguise That you believed all the lies, But it’s to my demise, ’cause when it’s time for the truth You just believe in your eyes From all the times that I lied.
I heard once, Diamond was the hardest thing on earth. I think they’re wrong, Just my opinion, but for what it’s worth, The hardest thing in any place, Is resisting confessing to your face That I think I love you. By far the hardest thing to do.. Could cleave a diamond right in two. The only thing that could be harder than that bit.. Is going through and saying it.
As you no longer stand Where you always stood, This emptiness inside me is so Poorly understood. One hundred million butterflies Together flapped their wings The moment you departed. A coiencedntal thing? That did far More than leave me broken hearted, Now it’s a massive tidalwave your Butterflies have started. As it looms, large above my shores, I’m left without a life-boat, All I have are wooden oars. And although it means that I would drown, If you need them, They are yours.
I bear the scars of your forty-fives,
You tried your best but I’m still alive.
You used two pistols and magazines,
Shot my heart and destroyed my dreams,
But a heart still works if it still cries,
And I cry.
I’m full of holes from your forty-fives, You couldn’t have missed me if you tried, But planned demise isn’t what it seems, Because I survived all your plots and schemes, And a thing’s alive if it still bleeds, And I bleed.
Now I’m immune to your forty-fives, And when you shoot me, I will still survive. The slugs are out and the wounds are clean, So go find better guns, if you’re still keen, Cos a girl’s alive if she can dream, And I dream.
Some days I don’t know that you exist, On others, I don’t even really care. Some days I want to slit my wrists, ‘Tho I fear I’ll find but emptiness there. On so many other days I’m simply lost inside my brain, At least the parts that still remain. And if you cut me all apart, You’ll find emptiness and pain, no sign of a heart.
But some days
I cannot unremember,
For the sun becomes an ember
When compared to you.
All that will exist
Are the parts of you I’ve kissed,
So at least I will have all of you.
I never even noticed the clock. Did it tick? Did it tock? Did it not? Was it frozen in indecision, In the moment that was lost When you reached the doorway threshold And you stepped across? Stuck? Between that second and the last, Unable to move on, unable to move past A fate of helpless observation, Endless replaying rotation. A mechanical mind, Unable to find resolution Or a hint of absolution, Sounds so very much like mine. Because when you left the last time, When you left for the very last time.. I never even noticed the clock.
Did I learn to hate myself
With such immaculate perfection?
Self taught and unaware,
Still I excell, I succeed,
Seemingly such a strange sensation,
For I fail flawlessly amongst
Composure, Yeah I lost it. My mind, I lost that too. I lost my heart and everything, The moment I lost you. Now I’m shaking and unsure of How I’m supposed to feel, My friend’s are so blasé But to me it’s a huge deal. My stomach’s in my chest, I’ve lost track of all the rest, Each cell in me is bleeding tears. Although I’ve tried to act my best, I don’t give a fuck about Backlash or all that cost, When all I want is gone, Heartlost.
How did I miss them? Everyday they came. So small, it all just seemed the same. If I noticed without worry, I am sorry. For each microscopic gap, the infinite tiny spaces, Gathering gradually over time. Connecting to make this chasm. Such a painfully intricate distance Between hearts.
Soulmates and lovers and BAEs til the end. They come and they go, So I guess they pretend. They all seem to break When they should try to bend. If you ask me the truth, All I want is a friend. My heart seems to ache, It won’t bend, it will break, Because all that I want is a friend.
Her smile is a Mona Lisa Crash Cart. A work of art that stops and starts The broken beat of my poor heart. Her lips are painting perfect, her smile mystifying, I bet even a single kiss would be electrifying. When it’s briefly, brilliantly, put on display, I surge with desire to steal her away. When I see her, my career ambition Is ‘art critic with a heart condition’, So I can see her defibrillating smile play, As they wheel my body away.
Where do the pieces of a broken heart go
If they’re too fragile to stitch, or you don’t know how to sew?
Are they put back together with some mystical glue,
Or is there somewhere you can go, to purchase one that’s new?
One thing’s for certain, it takes forever in time, Fresh hearts are in demand, judging by the waiting line. Installing a new heart must be hard, I’ve no doubt, But I’m stuck at the part where your insides are your out.
This isn’t really new though, it’s not my first time ’round,
First-timers wait the longest, due to covering fresh ground.
I always ask for Adamantium, for a heart that cannot break,
But they keep giving me a glass one, and no choice but to take.
I never see who does it all, maybe it’s Santa Claus.
If he’s not received my letter yet,
I’d like to add this clause:
“Dear Santa, let’s just skip right to the end,
You can forgo all the material gifts,
If you’ll hurry up and mend
I hate weekdays, They drag us from our bed, Where we could snuggle down together, Keep each other warm instead. The winter morning chill pervades the room, Then together, almost as one, and far too soon, We cast aside the cover, Glancing shrewdly at each other Before competing for first shower, Hot-water, soap, and scour, While the other makes us coffee, With toast all buttered down, Warming frozen fingers, Wrapped in a dressing gown. Humming out a cheerful morning song. Perhaps I don’t hate weekdays all along.
So this is what ‘forever’ looks like From the other side. A lot like broken promises And echoes of goodbye. Like everything you never got But always thought you’d get. Like each forgotten lonely grave Of every childhood pet. The only thing that’s certain is, It looks a lot like loneliness.
Unsure, I feel unsafe.
Former pillars and paragons of my life
Now indifferent to my demise,
Pretend to care just enough
To avoid aspersions and lies,
Potential implications of associated guilt.
The small signature attached to the bottom
Is cutting and carelessly impersonal.
A full stop to the note :
‘If you do it, don’t make a mess inside.
I’m the one who has to clean it up.’
Suicide reduced to an inconvenience.
There are plenty of moments
Of heartache I admit,
Some hurt more than others,
And those hurt quite a bit.
But nothing cut me open
As surely and as swift,
As when you walked up
And handed back all of my gifts.
The ones that had meaning,
Given over years.
But you just dumped them in my hands,
Ignoring all my tears.
I confess not knowing what to say,
Never having felt that way.
You walked away, left me to hold
Rejected pieces of my soul.
I’m dressed to bitch, and
There’s an angry itch
Behind my eyes.
One that says I may be guilty
Of more than one demise.
Imagine their surprise
As I cut them down to size.
My verbal six-shooters hang in cross-draw,
Sights filed down, and furthermore,
With a quick-pull-trigger,
This mouth is set to go off.
‘You’d better run, better run,
Outrun my gun.’
The meadowlark laughed.
Her singular propensity for disregarding
Guilt and sorrow
Made me think of you.
Everyday is such a perfect day
To be down.
Especially days when you’re around.
I try to tolerate such intolerable intolerance,
Given the chance. The circumstance.
It’s not the end
Of the world,
But I still fall
For the straight girl.
Each time you pass me in the hall
I find new depths to fall into,
When all I ever wanted was
Some kind of smile from you.
One meant just for me,
Have your eyes focus and see
Me standing there,
Red faced and feeling small.
You say you like my darkness. Those midnight madness parts of me, The strongest of my threads. Woven through and through, The warp inside the tapestry That weaves it’s wicked web.
You claim to love my darkness, That it makes me who I am. But although you see it every day, You wouldn’t recognize my shadow, Or know which hand I use. We’ve been together for so long, Lovers, and the closest of friends. Maybe one day I’ll introduce myself.
I hope you speak to me real soon.
Hope you come out from your room,
Last time we did this,
We came so very close to broken.
Counting the days now,
Maybe the minutes since we’ve spoken.
Because I don’t want Us
To go and break Us.
We could shake this off.
How did we hate Us?
How did we end thus?
Now all around is just
Space to be apart.
Our togetherness cuts
Bleeding ruins of our heart.
I hope we find Us,
I hope we fix Us,
I just want ‘us’,
Always to be ‘Us’,
Little dove, So many prayers left unfulfilled. Who said you could discover love In the castles that you build With only sand? Never seeming to understand The difference twixt Sea and land. No matter however carefully planned, The constructs of your heart will never withstand The relentless jealousy of water.
Red.. Scattered drops, The orange light of a life, burning. That scarlet spark. Approach Your perfect moment on the ledge. You lied to keep me in thrall, To give us another day without sorrow. But I smell tangerines..
I can tell by your tone There’ll be no picket fence. You try for casual discourses, But I just hear King’s Horses Assembling. Eggshell amour, My only defense Against all your King’s Men. I saw that wall, From which no one could fall, There’s yolk on your hand, For somebody planned The whole thing you see. Humpty was pushed. And now you plan to push me.