The tackiest--I mean romantic poetry you have ever written should be neatly tucked in bed here.
  Jul 20, 2012
Jul 20, 2012

Words gargle
her teeth
like water
smooth stones:

drooling out her adjectives
and tongue kissing her constants
(it all goes to hell
in the back of her throat.)

Saying something sexy
with a cigarette flick
and a hip swish,

her femininity must be
fought from her.

So I watch as he carves
a waist for her
with his fingers--

a third eye
from his lips.

Yes, the title is super boring. But everything I else I could think of was really cheesy or obnoxious.
  Jul 16, 2012
Makiya Green
Makiya Green
Jul 16, 2012

The fever took her - quietly, suddenly.  
One moment she was lying still,
the next her blood had been boiled and her hair was burning
so that there was a constant glow about her face.

In moments like these,
where her body and her brain were two separate entities,
she could think only of the way her skin joined
in perfect harmony
behind her ears.

For my love.
  Jul 12, 2012
Lauren Christina Pearson

Stuck once again,
I can't help but stare.
You send shivers down my spine,
like a cold october wind.

Every time we hold hands,
I still get cliche butterflies,
and every time you kiss my cheek,
you steal my breath all over again.

Do you see the way you change me?
When you're driving in the car.
Singing to your least favorite song,
just because I love it, and turned it on.

You say I give you a look,
that turns you inside out.
But baby, everything about you,
makes me want you
I know that we are young,
and vulnerable like sprouting buds,
but I don't think that it's wrong,
to believe that we're in love.

Dedicated to Sean Rogers.

  Jul 8, 2012
Ivelise Hope Nicolas

Sing to me.

Even if your voice is raspy,

And you can not sing,

Love me enough to sing to me,

In the dark,

As you take my hand,

And lead me into your arms.

Sing to me your favorite song,

Or of the fears that plagued you when you were young.

I will memorize the melody,

As I listen to the vibrations,

That your vocal chords conjure up,

As I lean my head against your chest.

Let your insecurities lay at my feet,

And sing to me.

And if you can’t bring yourself to do so,

I’m willing to listen to you hum.

  Jul 6, 2012
Ivelise Hope Nicolas

you told me I could tell you anything.

and from my tongue slipped chaos.

broken consonants, faulty vowels, damaged syllables.

from my heart slipped shattered feelings that cradled every word that was to be delivered to your sensitive ears.

I spoke unto you everything that was hidden.

I brought them back to life and served them to you on a platter so silver you can see my innocence fading from your eyes looking back at you as you stared in it.

and from my soul slipped trust.

and into your hands it entered.

and then I was safe.

you may not have understood.

but you listened.

and that was more than I could do for myself.

I would LOVE feedback!  :)
  Jun 23, 2012
Loewen S Graves
Loewen S Graves
Jun 23, 2012

nights take passion forth
into an abyss
of hundreds of arms
swirling under the weight of
bodies yearning
to connect

your destruction came
in moments, you fell beneath them
and growled, you were
the rabid beast
hiding in my closet
or behind my bathroom door
waiting to spring,

and you and i,
we fell for each other
like children, we fumble in the dark
like teenagers, we talk through every movement
like we've known this dance for years, years, years;

my hands, they're too small
to spread over your heart
like i want them to.
your hands, far too big
to cradle my face between them
like you meant them to.

we make it work
in the darkest of ways,
the black hole in the floor
of our bedroom
opening up
to swallow us

paper cuts and trails aside
make a wish and hold it tight,
this time we'll try our hardest
not to try --

(sleeping at last)
  Jun 19, 2012
Jun 19, 2012

These days are peanut butter--

gluing themselves to each other
an endless romance

of swollen windows

and the soggy,
exhaling ribs
of a bus

slithering through a June city
as riders breathe
gray air.

Heat wraps its arms around us.

It throws pebbles
and crawls
through guillotine windows,


cannot bring itself to kiss
our legs
or run its hands up
sloppy t-shirts.

We have not known each other
long enough.

Instead we lay together,
dressed in cotton sheets
and wait

for the milk of the moon.

First poem in awhile where I'm used a lot of words at once. Need help on detangling my metaphors and conceits + line breaks.
  Jun 9, 2012
kaylee adamz
kaylee adamz
Jun 9, 2012

i don’t want to love you
i’d rather love books
and words
and the sea
when it rages
i’d rather love
adventure and
late nights
filled with smiles

i don’t want to hide
i’d rather fly
to a far away mountain
and scream
at the top of
a blue peak
i’d rather explode
with virtue
like a light—
a star
who has met
it’s end

i don’t want to love you
i don’t want
the sun to fall
i don’t want
my coffee to go cold
or my cigarettes
to wage war
on my lungs
but there’s little to do
when the universe
in it’s inevitable ways

  May 27, 2012
May 27, 2012

I want a black-and-
white love.
Dark eyelashes
and hands

on the small of my back.
Dipping me down
in a kiss like mana

like milk
like honey.

how these walls
will come

crumbling down.

  May 22, 2012
kaylee adamz
kaylee adamz
May 22, 2012


understand that nothing is real.


search for art in all that you see (for art is present in all things).


art is everything, nothing is real. we are left to conclude that art is nothing, nothing is art, or perhaps everything is nothing-which makes art more real than nothing, because it is in fact something.


when we smoked cigarettes in the alley way during winter, our backs against the cold brick wall; well, darling, that was art.


you made poems and paintings and songs and dances, but i’d never seen anything more real (or perhaps less real) than the way your eyes looked when they were in love. and that, well that was the truest art there could ever be.


understand that your love is everything, and everything is art, but nothing is real, or art is nothing. my words will never quite be right, but your eyes in love were the rightest thing that never existed -(or existed more than anything).

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