Arm’s Length

July 23, 2014 § 5 Comments

CourtingMadnessI created all these words, hoping you
would want one,
keep one, and
beg for more.
But the more I said, the less
you cared. And the more I cared, the less
you said. The less you showed, the more
I wrote—

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The Man Who’s Only Purpose Was To Inspire My Art

July 21, 2014 § 5 Comments

PHOT-AnkZHURAVLEVA-500-H-15What if,
every encounter we ever had
was for my art?
What if,
your only purpose on earth—the only fame you would receive—
was to be my muse, inspiring me to mania?

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You want me to be a tragic backdrop..

June 16, 2014 § 9 Comments

…so that you can appear to be illuminated, so that people can say ‘Wow, isn’t he so terribly brave to love a girl who is so obviously sad?’ You think I’ll be the dark sky so you can be the star? I’ll swallow you whole.
-Warsan Shire

STOP trying to make him over…

June 5, 2014 § 5 Comments

and start trying to make him happy.

Falling For Her (Words)

May 18, 2014 § 9 Comments

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“She still writes about me…”,  he tells his friends.
And I’m not sure who should be more ashamed, because you know—
She’s only writing what you read.

Mine

May 14, 2014 § Leave a comment

He’ll be offended til he dies thinking these words were more than mine

(these words are only mine my love
these words are only mine
these words are only mine my love
these words are only mine).

But if you want to think you’re selfish, if you feel that you’re unkind, then borrow my words for a day— if they fit right , let them stay

(these words are only mine my love
these words are only mine
these words are only mine my love
these words are only mine).

Peter Pan

May 12, 2014 § 3 Comments

Never Never Land Coco J. GingerHe was always a player—
So I played him in my head,
rearranged the words he said,
told myself he would mend
his heart for me.

But boys who play don’t like to grow,
he was Peter Pan without the gypsy soul,
a sailor without a wave to row.

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