The halls of our past

What if your ghost never leaves me? What if I haunt the halls of our past forever? Sifting through the dust that still clings to the parts of you that I’d come to love Trailing my fingers over the piano, the fireplace, the mantelpiece Kissing the decaying flowers Throwing the covers back to reveal the…

Morpheus

I can’t detach myself from your influence Not even here, in the vast expanse of the night and the ocean You still swim through my veins, burst through ┬ámy heart And the old clock ticks the same slow rhythm as it always did But each second now holds lifetimes As I wait for you *…

Your acid and your smoke

Now the desolation is here We’re both broken And the ribbon at the race’s end is now upon us The road has no end Because there is no end In this hopeless wasteland Which path have you taken? Where have you left your light? * I spoke the damning words That we would destroy one…

The boy of green-black darkness

His shoulders are a man’s His lips a man’s His bones a man’s His hands a man’s Yet inside him I can only detect The faint glimmer of madness The harsh blade of sadness And in their depthless abyss His eyes call out for mercy When all I can hear from them is “Let go…

The Fleer

The superhuman hold you have upon me, The Fleer, which makes The Escaper fight her nature And choose to stay * The astronomical strength of your orbit To force a stray comet To be pulled in by your gravity * written January 1st 2016

New

I think a new part of me dies every time I see you AND A new part of me was born the first time I saw you AND With every touch, I became somebody new * written 13th December 2015

Poem 20160109

Originally posted on Words and Feathers:
the abandoned heart is beating it struggles on, but not in spite, or beating, rather, not to spite but because it knows nothing else dreading the silence of the night, the abandoned heart is beating to hear itself, steady rhythm the only comfort it has left cold darkness too,…

Leaving

Originally posted on elainajhuntwriting:
Only one inch away, But it feels like more. I touch your skin, and Imprint that fire in my veins. Just one step away, But it seems like miles. I burrow my eyes into The brilliancy of your smile. Yards and yards away, But I cling to your face. Every last…

Other moments

  I. When you kissed me in the elevator to make me forget that I’m afraid of them * On the 16th of October, after chilling on the roof for hours, when you wanted to chase the sunset in your car before driving me home * When I hugged you the first time, and when…

Fall

It already feels like old, tight-fitting skin Fall at Sierra College Mornings in the Sewell Hall Watching you pass by Staring, and then later smiling at me when we knew each other’s name Astro lessons underlined and notes Scarves and white jackets and black sunglasses Afternoons on rooftops and laying on grass Under trees and…

Totem (7)

For a second, all I can do is stare. The gunshot ricochets and then echoes in my brain as it strains to grasp the events that just occured. And then Everything. Just. Stops. My entire body freezes, my eyes locked on the floor where Ed’s body lays crumpled. In some distant corner of my mind,…