Overflow Abatement

I noticed the bird flying around my garden singing ever so sweetly about how nice it was to be free I knew as soon as I saw him that he belonged to me I loved him so much I cut a board into 7 pieces just for him I drilled holes for assembly and applied…

Bruce Lee

A broken down Greyhound Stuck in Birmingham Chopsticks for Bobbi pins Nothing but hand me downs Babysitting at 10 Running through the hood In nothing but Underoo’s Mom liked being used Given away, nowhere to stay Molestation attempts fueled by booze God doesn’t see any of this Torture isn’t news Excelling at academics No praise,…

Class of 2018

She said she loved me and I hadn’t asked her to And then I thought that’s probably something a normal mom would do And then graduation popped into my head I wouldn’t have seen this if I had been dead that made me happy and mad having no other family can be sad And no…

Silver or Lead

You gave up on me before I could give up on you Yet I wanted you still So I ran to him scared and crushed You make my chest hurt, you make my eyes water, you make my mind race itself to nowhere and I don’t care But he’s kind to me and you’re not…

Treacle

It’s not my fault it’s the season. I want to punch you and I want to love you. Come to me, sugar monster. Something about now, something about this has me teetering the ledge. It’s not my fault its the cycle. I want to kiss you and I want to hurt you. Come to me,…

Choosing to feel better

Stepping back from the flames Far enough back to see the flickering and smell the wood Out of the direction of the smoke But able to feel it’s intense warmth I set it all ablaze Took all of him and put him on the pyre And he was never more magnificent than he was while…

The Tears of the Simulacrum

I know better than this and now I’m like Baby, I can’t anymore. They tell me find someone who makes you feel good about yourself. But look at me still loving you with all the love I have yet it’s no good. You’re obsessing again, I tell myself. These day dreams are stunting my emotional…

Euryplatea nanaknihali

Nature does not have your back. The tiny fly drives to work every day so full of dread. You’re just a fucking fly. It’s so dangerous all alone here. The Midwest is nothing more than a war zone. The cows hate the horses here and so it goes. On the 45 minute commute she chain…

Rebecca Bunch

Today I will accept myself and work on improving my own life. I look good. Fuck you. I feel good. Fuck me. And everything works out for me… I just want to be sexy enough to not have to think about this shit and yet I’m devastated and deflated and unhappy at my own unhappiness-…

Underscore

In 2012, I walked through hell with a mean monster wasting time as it flew In 2013, I left for greener pastures scared my life would always be blue In 2014, I met a sneakier monster who couldn’t give me enough In 2015, His stalking helped me decide that I would just give up on…