Hudson Everett
Oct 10, 2013

I am not sure if I am better off without you
But I know you're better off without me
And that is enough to make me stay away.

Echoing in a room of memories
Struggling to understand themselves
Words stuck on a ruined tongue
Aiming to become anew
Benefits of a scam
Of a game
Of a plan
But the benefits of a failure?
That's one to undermine your proficiency
Not excluding the fact that your allocation of thoughts are all over the place
Varying off center
Unintended
But carried efficiently
Like the assumption of happiness
Of trust and honesty
Subtle hints that should not be ignored
Regardless of the fact that you're in another's door
And i'm highlighting the points that should have stood out
The warnings
The symbols
Screaming, get out.

This is not a slam
Yes it is, go slam poetry
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Incentive
Stuart Birnie
Stuart Birnie
Sep 14, 2013

Justify everything

Incentive

Suggestion

Birds sing

Bells ring

You win



Clarify nothing

Let them all walk blindly

And mindly slow

See all on show

no incentive.
Maya Caroline
Maya Caroline
Dec 1, 2012

Standing on the shore
waiting for your return.

Too cold to go in
too scared
no incentive.

Running to the tide
but it always pulls back

before I can

r e a c h

As is my incentive
Twisted Stiches

I can fly no more
My wings are spent
As is my incentive
Mabey its time

To let go of the past
And finally rest
So please catch me
as I fall from this blue sky

With a crooked, silken smile and an incentive the rose will be 'live.
SilentAnthem
SilentAnthem
Oct 4, 2013

†† Dead Roses in her hair,††
Same color as her steady blush;
On her tiptoes, arms extended to be closer to the world, high & wonder less.
She liked moments but loved when they were like this.
Though the rose decayed the thorns remained ever prickly,
Reminding her that she still felt pain.
With a crooked, silken smile and an incentive the rose will be 'live.

tive of insensitive 
needs what kind of incentive?
Julie Butler

the representative of insensitive 
needs what kind of incentive?

to be bigger than this 
without risking intention?

i’m wishing she’d listen

how I wish she would l i s t e n 

to the thoughts that i drop 
on her deaf comprehension 

she swallows discretion 

she f o r g e t s to mention 

about her horns that grow thorns 

that envelope her dimensions

Inquiries into legends of incentive for
Jenn Gardner
Jenn Gardner
May 20, 2012

Existing, creating, remaining

In constant correspondence with

Fluorescent phantoms stalking
hypnogogic images of

Past selves spilled upon
A marble plane universe.

Fractals of shattered ether,

Taught not
to touch an all,

Indescribably content with systematically

Despairing hairs,
Rapidly engaging in disengagement.

Division of conscious accessibility,
Lately less than half.

Mundane introductions to despairs,

Rapidly devouring
   The residual stillness.

Folk compilations of concepts fabricating
Inquiries into legends of incentive for

Existing, creating, remaining.

But next summer, when you've lost incentive
Amy Bells

I am the breath you exhale
That sends dandelion seeds asail.
To you, a momentary pleasure,
While it gives my life new measure.
You've plucked me from home,
Blew me into the unknown.
I might be a seed under your boot,
My existence could seem moot.
But next summer, when you've lost incentive
In momentary pleasures, no longer attentive,
I'll be in full bloom.
Pick me up, I'll rebound again soon.

incentive
J Colin
Jan 30, 2011

Intend for miracles
end up in tears
Abated of feelings
trials lasting years

I know I simmer
when I slightly stir
But add more flavor
The allspice, life
and try to concur


In its essence
faltered
incentive
is murmured


Relaxed to dine
and drink fine red wine
exceptional and approachable
with a tight velvety dress

You know you find
uncovered if you try
true lasting impressions
Sloppy kisses
far far far from dry

 
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