Drowning Orchids

I only feel good when I feel bad I only have hope when I miss you I only write eloquent verse when you’re roaming around in my thoughts aimlessly I only try when you lie and tell me things that I want to hear but I hear them all of the time And none of…

Soft Spot

At the moment a mollusk’s shell is opening A rock in front of a cave is slowly being rolled away Wouldn’t foresee it happening tomorrow Can’t guarantee it based off of yesterday That you would be witnessing the emergence Of our enchantment taking natural shape At this very second a blossom is budding A treasure…

Tipp City Tourist

Just because a chopped down tree doesn’t scream bloody murder Just because you can’t see the tears of the fish on the hook Just because the dead leaves are beautiful in an autumnal yard fire Just because a lobster’s skin is so bright after it’s boiled Just because I’d rather write it down to get…

Splintery

Chip away at it… Keep grabbing more handfuls off with your mind Keep biting away at it… Drown it regularly until it erodes over time Keep shoveling way down deep into it… Throw the parts that impede you off to the side Pick away at it … Keep telling me the love that you’re feeling…

Oldhead

When you scared as hell but you still wanna try To put the past on the shelf and kiss old loves goodbye So you clean out the closet and puff out your chest And whisper I’m sorry and let karma decide whats best Then you slap on shiny lipstick and say it’s all good And take…

Disculpe

The rain is to blame for my feet being wet I miss you but I am not supposed to And you’re the cause of a new regret He misses her but he really shouldn’t its the sky’s fault that I can’t forget She misses him and it’s too late and due to you I didn’t…

Valhalla Boxers by Abercrombie

When May Yin meets December Yang on a cosmic crossroad A transient disturbance occurs fueled by chance and wonder There is no safe zone here, monsters are jolted to life no warning or reason, all fear subsides instincts glowing like tattoos – May’s fingertips lingering underneath welcomed bruises intoxication leaking No mistakes just divine evolutionary…

Red Tape Victim

Before I used to read the directions Caution look before you leap… Before I followed the recipe I wish oh please I beg- Before I only did what I thought everyone expected of me Caution slippery when wet… Before I feigned smiles and hid glances I wish oh please I need- Before I didn’t believe…

Scum disease

The first chip made you second guess a real break it made you retell yourself fiction of how it could have come to this you were nothing if not tense until you looked for a way to numb the pain away a temporary fix a phone number a private text a kiss and suddenly the cavity…

One Weakness

Flying through the air Harnessed only to the sky First to take any dare Especially ones that devour life Above the ground or in the sea You face fear in the lighted dark But when I say do you love me Your yellow belly grinds you to a halt