Thursday, October 1, 2015

My Last Relationship

I've lost all my faith,
but,
you are my human,
the one that every prophecy
promised.

Who was I
before this moment?

Surfacing

The memories have been ripped,
drowned,
burned,
and buried alive,
but a quiet word
lets them gasp for air,
look around and say,
"I had the strangest dream."

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Dreamwalkers

All of these things that were never here
are here still.
Voices creep through the air vents,
but the words don’t really sound like words;
A whisper cuts through them all:
Don’t bring tomorrow, it says.
Don’t bring tomorrow.
I know what’s going to happen,
and I walk on the shards of glass
anyway.
Ask me what poem the next night will bring
and my stomach twists in fear.
The only times I drown
are when I wade into the river
myself.

Night One

So far gone,
with more work at my wrists,
with the ghosts barely at bay,
and with vomit on my breath,
I lie down and wonder
if you would still want to kiss me
now.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Someday,

I will only have to ask the question
once,
instead of hearing its echo
over and over
in the cavern of your mouth.

Today is not that day
(tomorrow isn’t either),
but, for now,
you’re not allowed to want me
anymore.

Rejection

is a cold splash of water
to the face
and thinking,
“Well,
at least I’m awake now.”

Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Weaving Spider

I will continue to tell myself this story
until it starts to make sense.
How quick,
how consuming,
how sudden
it all was,
it begs to be woven into something;
but every coat I’ve made
has fallen apart.