Tears flow from both eyes, a salty drink for my lips

With my lips, I drank you in

And with my eyes, I cried you out

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It has been awhile since I last heard your voice

Your words persist forever

But this love was not meant to last

Our worlds march forward

But those words hold me in the past

 

She Takes Long Showers Part 2.

She takes long showers,

Not because she needs to clean

Or that she takes her time,

But because it’s the only time

That her cold skin ever warms up;

Her frozen heart pumps with life.

Only then does she feel

Like nothing ever happened to her.

She can even pretend

That when she steps out

She won’t feel the shame

Cling to her skin again.

Then she would be fine—

She would never be fine,

Ever again.

Works of Art

We were the couple others admired

Yes, we were inseparable

An extension of the other

I, the present moon

And you, the companion star

We caught the eyes of those below

Making them believe in love

Aspiring to be like us above

 

Yet it was all an appearance

Me- reenacting what I knew,

A reflection of reciprocated affection

You- giving coldly expressed attention.

 

These distant galaxies of which we take part

Shape us into these pedestaled works of art.

 

Snap

Snap

Her family doesn’t like

Her boyfriend

What he talks about

How he calls her “Girl”

The way he treats her

They heard them arguing

Snapping

Growling

Screaming

 

They think that he hits her

So her brother hit him back

You could hear his nose snap

 

Her family tries

To tell her to let him go

To say no to him

To split them apart

 

She says that

They don’t know his heart

They don’t understand her

They don’t see them

For what they have

So until they do

She won’t see them

She’s had enough

They’ve pushed her so far

That she’s finally snapped

 

The apartment used to be clean

Because of her

The conversation had continued

Because of her

The meaning in their time together

Was all because of her

 

Now as the silence grows

As the dishes pile up

As time together matters less

Like the mess on the floor

She’s learned to not care

Just like him sitting on that couch

Eating his pile of snacks

Snapping up the silence