I’m doing this because I care about you

Beware, you beautiful flower,

evil is drawn to your looks,

your smell,

your life-giving energy;

not everything that comes to you

has good intentions,

cause even amongst the pollinators,

the butterflies and the bees,

there will be thieves,

the flies and the wasps

that will steal your nectar

and eat your petals

all in the name of

“I’m doing this because I care about you.”

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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

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.