Friday, January 27, 2017

scars

there is a love
that shatters us
in beautiful ways
it breaks our hearts
into pieces
that cut right through our flesh
and even after the wounds heal
they leave behind scars
that lay like gold across our chests
i cant help but look at these scars
as though they were magic

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

we were well adjusted to life
well adjusted to living
we spent our days thinking of tomorrow
of our families and these bills
of growing old
and aging well
we thought this was how it was supposed to be
then love disrupted us
we inhaled her
like a poorly lit joint
in an empty room
and suddenly we were aware
of these moments
of each other
of the night sky covered in stars
of your eyes
and the corners of your mouth
there was sweetness
everywhere
but before i could taste the honey
on your tongue
you were gone


Sunday, January 8, 2017

oh cruel one
you tease me with words
and with your eyes
you created this longing in me
but then my heart imploded
and you left
leaving me with wounds
that will not to stay hidden
with pieces
that refuse to be put back together
and with a spirit
that will no longer dance

— on loving and leaving and breaking