To become numb And adrift in the grey Thinking whispers of fog Are suggestions of light To become cold And frozen in this place Unable to inhale For fear of waking pain To become me And grounded in wonder Not willing to subdue For the pursuit of “should” These are my choices
Pavement met fog met sky in a haze of January grey that made Lissa feel vibrant. Her coat was a deep, forest-y green, but it was positively neon compared to the gloom that had settled over the city. She shifted the grocery bag on her hip, paper, not plastic, and picked up her pace. Passing black coat after black coat, Lissa felt confident in her wardrobe choice, and in her life choices in general. She had just bought hummus. On… Read more »
Champagne spit in your eyes All the glitter gave way to the lies Stop trying They’ll never like you Stop caring They never did Kings to you, master of disguise Empty heart chasing empty guys Stop lying Do us all a favor Stop Pretending You ever loved me
Bound to the Wall By chains none can see But they burn my flesh And they capture me If I could talk, I’d scream If I would tell, I’d cry Nailed to the ground By stakes none can touch But they stab my soul And I’m in their clutch If I could move, I would If I would dare, I could Caged in this life In a cage none can break But I have the key If only time I… Read more »
The last of the day Is burned into the sky And the searing red embers of today Scream in pain Do you see us? Do you see us? The cover of clouds Brings the soothing night balm And the creeping lead of tonight Sweeps them off Hush. Go to sleep. Hush. Go to sleep.
Full speed ahead On bouncing, shaking wheels And I think of you. Your face is everywhere, This is where you were. We climb and climb Everything is small now But the world is huge. And then everything is Obscured by clouds I can’t see anything Except the blinding nothing Is this where you were? We burst through, Into the glorious sky Tinged with roses and lavender And blue, twinkling blue Like your eyes, And is this where you are? … Read more »
If you sliced Through my heart, Would it have rings, Like trees? Or would it beat As it bled? Would it cry? Would it sing? Or would it just be you, Pouring out of every valve, Knowing you need back inside, But not knowing how?
Rose petal lips And storm cloud eyes She had the kind of beauty That could start wars And save lives If only her lips were fuller If only her eyes were bigger And she never sailed For fear she’d sink And she never flew For fear she’d fall
O, but were I in London town It matters not who wears the crown O, to be before time was now To place a kiss to your fevered brow O, to hold you one last time To remind you that you once were mine O, but to pledge my binding vow I’d be with you if I knew how
Your urgent need is what drew me in And your urgent need is what pushed me away When you are left in your halls of sin I hope you don’t mind digging your own grave Those sugar-coating lips which willed me to begin Will whisper bitter lies come the new Day Your emptiness will consume you from within And I will laugh as I walk away