Fade in.

I wanted to burn you down Light your life up into flames My fiery fires from within I couldn’t let him win I wanted to cut you into pieces Left you scrambling for peace Need I remind you… Karma is a thing. Silly peasant, disguised as king She wore the empress new clothes Naive to…

Flourish.

He said I was hard to please An artist with depth to her Layer after layer He wanted to uncover me He tried to study me Sit down and take a class Learn my body language Distracted by my curves As I spoke to him He took these mental notes P oetically I had a…

He say, she say.

He said “breathe in your favorite color” With a few inhales I was high up At times when he could barely lift himself He said “let it out” In this safe place I could cry me a river In this space He would never judge me Only console me Only hug me He says again…

Paradox

I’m trying my best not to like you But you’re treating me like the flower that I am It’s making me soft and I’m smiling for no reason at all I’m no good at love I’m better at omitting the truth Concealing my heart I’m no good at hugs Worse with goodbyes You’re exactly what…

Rebel souls.

We unmasked these fears Created these shifts Gave power to will Basking in the sun The goat is gone Our house is a home You’re my morning coffee And my goodnight My smile, its never ending You feed my joy Heart to heart We’re shedding skin You breathe into me life Sand in my toes…

Sacred thing

Pen to story Pencil to sketch Between the lines Between the shading  You stood there tall as ever Time defied you Time cursed you You stood there chin up Stripped to the core  Down to your essence  Dead weight lifted  Skeletons buried  Demons possessed by me Whose that girl? They ask… The way she moves…

So this is betrayal.

I’m tossing and turning Making excuses for you But I saw the proof I knew the answer But I asked the question You lied… And I pretended to be okay I was there I went to that place  You weren’t there Words fall flat Land me right on my face I was good to you …

Masterpiece 

Last night I tried to draw you I tried to shade in all my favorite parts of you I thought about drawing myself next to you I wondered how we might look together Would your smile compliment mine? What if I drew your arms around my waist? Would I look safe? I wish you had…

He taught me.

He taught me, never to trust myself Second guessing became second nature He taught me, that his rejection was nothing Minimal to that of the world He taught me loneliness, with him at my side physically there, mentally long gone He taught me, that I wasn’t good enough on to the next, or back to…

Just strangers.

It was supposed to be forever  But I’m looking at pictures  Going down memory lane Feelings I can’t describe  I tried to give you a home I tried to give you a partner I tried with everything in me I know you’d give anything to have her back But she’s long gone  Making way and…