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1.3k · Sep 2020
Good Morning New York
Austin Reed Sep 2020
Autumn air;
How you steady me.

Dewy overcast;
Where have you hid the sun?

Swayful trees;
I bought this sweater for you.

Mirrored puddle;
You can’t fool these boots.

Crowding pigeons;
Find your own bagel!

Taxi driver,
Over here! Hey! Over here!
558 · Mar 2
Thalamus
Austin Reed Mar 2
You’re a safe haven,
blessing me with great vastness,
imagination.
479 · Oct 2020
Ohio Oct. 26
Austin Reed Oct 2020
I can see my breathe,
my fingertips are frozen,
and my notes are damp.
440 · Apr 2020
Carpe Diem
Austin Reed Apr 2020
In the cold dark
I won’t tremble
I’ll arise like morning sun
Reborn
And ever so daring
No longer in the shadows of yesterday
For today is the first day of the rest of my life
400 · Oct 2020
Proud
Austin Reed Oct 2020
I long approval,
from people I barely know,
how silly is that?
306 · Mar 2020
🍂
Austin Reed Mar 2020
Rustling leafs & chimes
play through my head

In Central Park I lie alone
Enjoying the fall day
watching clouds drift along

Finding solace in every gust
297 · Dec 2020
Misunderstood
Austin Reed Dec 2020
He doesn’t speak a word,
worried he’s too annoying,
so he stares blankly.
284 · Feb 2019
Tick
Austin Reed Feb 2019
Wrapped to our wrist
Pinned on our walls
Dawn till dusk
Time is always present
Before we were born and after we die
It’s measured by memories, effort, split second decisions
It’s of the essence
Apparent to its incapable yearning to stop
It flies by.
Days we spent angry
Hours dreading our jobs
Regrets and what could haves
We’ll never get it back or be there like we once were
I could say enjoy today and take everyday one step at a time
Or I could be righteous to the ever longing tick
Why should I
With the time I took to write this is now gone
I’ll be tired once morning comes
But I did what I wanted to with my time
Choose your time wisely
Because forever is unkind
281 · Dec 2020
Disbelief
Austin Reed Dec 2020
I dwell on failures,
drowning in embarrassment,
forever sorry.
275 · Aug 2020
Vanity
Austin Reed Aug 2020
Give me undying love
My selfishness wants your time
Listen to my words;
They’re more important than what you’re doing

Fill my void
Be something I can’t conflict
Welcome me like I do my self-indulgent thoughts
268 · Oct 2020
The Newsstand
Austin Reed Oct 2020
Hello my fellow,
Today’s news has made me woe,
With nowhere to go.
263 · Feb 15
Omniscient
Austin Reed Feb 15
He got excited,
almost thought to kiss her then,
but he fought the urge,
knowing she wouldn’t feel the same,
and God, it was heartbreaking.
237 · Feb 2020
Transparency IV
Austin Reed Feb 2020
We do everything to be nice
understanding whatever excuse
Even if we bite our tongue

Just to put all our energy forward
Only to find ourselves  
Hurt and exhausted
235 · Dec 2020
LOUDER
Austin Reed Dec 2020
He’s not listening,
you whisper in tongues of love,
afraid to be bold.
219 · Feb 2020
SR 301
Austin Reed Feb 2020
Windows downs,
On the state route;
daddy driving a 93’ pickup
2000s pop blasting through the speakers
In the front seat with a gameboy
Joyous as any kid could be

What I’d give to relive one day...
One more day of innocence.
I miss that truck man.
217 · Nov 2020
Lucy
Austin Reed Nov 2020
She’s such  a cutie,
blue jeans and a thrifty tee,
lost in the city.
209 · Nov 2020
FFL
Austin Reed Nov 2020
FFL
Get it together,
you’re more frantic than ever,
never say never!
203 · Nov 2020
Effort
Austin Reed Nov 2020
There’s no great reward,
striving countlessly each day,
so buckle up kids.
200 · Dec 2020
Game Night
Austin Reed Dec 2020
The sudden outbursts,
Your unearthing demeanor,
irregular tone.
Steve, you’re scaring the whole room.
Relax, it’s just a board game...
196 · Nov 2020
Trenches
Austin Reed Nov 2020
Ain’t no fear in me,
I’ve walked with every phantom,
never have I frayed.
195 · Sep 2020
American Dream
Austin Reed Sep 2020
I romanticize a thought:
My work is done, my constant trembling and anguish fades from my head.
All my “what if’s” have withered.
The camera slowly zooms upon my weeping face.
Laughing in an uncontrollable fit of tears.
My epic has come to its end; Joyously happy
190 · May 2020
Ohio
Austin Reed May 2020
A clever jest; May,
Blooming trees and fierce snow squalls...
Such antimony!
171 · Feb 2020
Midwest
Austin Reed Feb 2020
As I looked upon the bare trees
I could feel it all at once
Clear as day
Branches full and green
Driving with the windows down
Singing with your summer girl
165 · May 2020
The Writer
Austin Reed May 2020
He’s there, for now;
In one click,
He’s imaginary

Painted into ink
Today he’s a father
Tomorrow he’ll be a mother
Turn the page
He’s anyone!
163 · Nov 2020
A word of Advice
Austin Reed Nov 2020
Go take sometime off,
look at today’s forecast,
take a walk outside,
see the gray and the wrinkles,
son, don’t be like your father.
163 · Oct 2020
Honey
Austin Reed Oct 2020
Little locus tree
It now just occurred to me
Just how big you’ll be
151 · Feb 2020
Little Love
Austin Reed Feb 2020
A little a day
Paves the way
A little a day
Won’t leave me astray
A little today
Leaves everything okay
150 · Nov 2020
Indefinitely
Austin Reed Nov 2020
My beautiful love,
I’d never betray your trust,
your love is a must.
148 · Feb 2020
Untitled
Austin Reed Feb 2020
Would you have me?
If I stood before you
Twisted and befuddled
Internally screaming my love
For you, longing for you

In a limbo, my chest hollows
Leaving a subtle ache
I lie in bed, desolated with each photo of you
If I could put it all away
Act like you don’t exist
Forget I ever loved you
live without memory
Live without you...

Would you have me?
If I stood before you
Tall
Proclaiming my love
For you, forever to you
142 · Dec 2020
(:
Austin Reed Dec 2020
(:
Hold onto good friends,
welcome them like they’re family,
their love’s a blessing.
139 · Feb 2019
Roanoke
Austin Reed Feb 2019
Roads became vague
Wound up in a ditch
Following street signs, I headed East
Stumbling upon a ghost town
All I heard was whispering winds

Looking down vacant streets and allies
I saw a smile,
Her giggle echoed
As she waved for me to follow
I chased her my whole life
Just to hear,
You’re not alone
132 · Dec 2020
Homeroom
Austin Reed Dec 2020
I gaze upon her,
fantasizing what I’d say,
given she said hey.
131 · Jan 27
Beach house
Austin Reed Jan 27
There she was again,
in the same yellow sundress
feet burrowed in sand,
staring off at the ocean,
joyous in all its splendor.
130 · Oct 2020
Jr.
Austin Reed Oct 2020
Jr.
Don’t look so shocked kid,
victory awaits you too,
patience is virtue.
129 · Jun 2020
Don’t Wimper
Austin Reed Jun 2020
Being a man;
Hell even a person.
Is over played
day to day struggle; one day at time
I pray on it; may it be good
Our legs are tired,
burning wicks at both ends.
Still.... Still....
we press on;
Managing our scrambled desk
but hey... at least I know where everything is.
I pray on it though; for you, for everybody
May it be good; keep us in good graces
For life is a job in its own
128 · Mar 2020
Mr. Fitch
Austin Reed Mar 2020
A fragment of a man once was
A distant man at the crossroads
Desperate and no where to go
Ready to face the debt he owes.
127 · Jun 2020
Axiom
Austin Reed Jun 2020
I have this recurring dream,
there’s someone familiar,
she’s wearing a silk red dress,
and we sit at a little round table,
neither of us share a word,
we just smile in each other’s company.
124 · Mar 2020
Transparency V
Austin Reed Mar 2020
It’s lonesome
Watching life through pictures
Wishing you had a moment back
Longing for a new venture

It’s lonesome
Feeling the way you do
To shy to tell
Yearning for their touch

It’s lonesome
Sleeping in
For there’s no plans
Just your bed
124 · Jun 2020
Move Along
Austin Reed Jun 2020
Drums beat a little harder on Mondays,
So I keep a pep in my step,
Can’t be swallowed up
Not gonna let it.
So I keep a pep in my step.
121 · Mar 2020
Skinned Knees
Austin Reed Mar 2020
I once rode my bike in marvel
Until I skidded through gravel
Pebbles riddled my leg
I bravely rode back home
Running inside to cry to mommy
120 · Feb 2019
Hollow
Austin Reed Feb 2019
It’s all manifested
I can trace back to then
I was just a boy
Trusting my heart
Stumbling upon life’s hards truth
This parasite burrowed, deeper and deeper as I aged
Living in the dark corners of my mind
Somehow I found it to be a friend
It was solid
My whole life happiness was borrowed
Time would run its course for the things I cherished
youth, loved ones, crushes, anything that made me smile
Where did I go wrong?

this little buddy though
I still had him
We shared loss,
We learned from it

Laughter, voices, embraces
All Pigments of fading memories.
Everything just leaves
Scrambling through grieve to make sense of it all but i just can’t.
Love must never die.
Still,
We must.
To celebrate old times is a toast to a funeral.
When does right and wrong become apparent in these states
When does insanity and normality become neighbors
Fearful, reflection and complexion go their separate ways
Weak and fragile I weigh my knees
Cold and motionless
My friend had reached my heart.
Feeding off everything I had left.
I became numb.
Every day was yesterday and tomorrow was today.
Slowly, I lifted myself
I kept falling
In a hot sweat
I lost what was most important
I lost myself

This is my life, embedded pain.
A screech rings through my head.
In the hazy fog I hear a feint scream
Begging and pleading for me.
There’s a flickering light
I feel my heart begin to pound
I can almost touch it.

Until the screech echoes again

I’m living in a war
hiding under the beautiful eyes I’ve been gifted

Sleepless nights have restitched my tone
I hide the agonizing sorrow like a gun

Truly listen
You may just find me
118 · Mar 2020
Prizefighter
Austin Reed Mar 2020
Down but never out
The crowds hail his name
He stands strong
Weathering each storm
Dancing around on tired legs
Slow & fatigued still keeping his hands up
By shear will, he keeps coming
Bruised and battered
Biting down, marching forward
People jump to their feet
Bookies clutching their dollars


In deep waters he rises victorious
Screaming to the glory
Carried on the shoulders of men
Parading his belt
For he’s the best in the world
110 · Jul 2020
Webby
Austin Reed Jul 2020
Lying in the dewy grass
Happy and cool,
unphased by buzzing flies.
Unaware of the rising sun he dozes back to sleep

Few hours pass  
The air has grown dry, and still.
grass has withered and become brittle
Not a cloud in sight

Birds flock to a neighboring pond
Bothered by chirps he awakens, panicked and wide eyed.
He’s drowsy and growing warm,
his stomach rumbles.
He takes a stroll around, ready to ****** some quick grub.

Unsuccessful in his venture, he’s parched and famished
The sun sits at 12 with little shade.
All he can muster up is getting over to that pond.
He find his path,
it’s black and waves hover above it.
He puts his digits on it,
refraining immediately.
It’s too hot... even for me, he thinks.

Few hours pass,
he still lies close to the pavement, sun bleached and dry, staring blankly at the pond...
His heart beats softer and softer with every minute.
A shadow over comes him, light escapes his eyelids.
Too weak to jump he just lays limp.

Light slowly creeps back in upon his lids as he feels a warm refreshing sensation.
His eyes open, a tall figure hovers above.
“Yea, now that’s better isn’t it little buddy“
109 · Mar 2020
Transparency VI
Austin Reed Mar 2020
I fear my friend
The very things we dream of
Just very well may be an ironic nightmare
107 · Dec 2020
Lost Time
Austin Reed Dec 2020
You’ve become so vague,
I can’t even remember,
the back of your neck.
A lazy haiku
105 · Dec 2020
People
Austin Reed Dec 2020
I try reaching out,
though, I’m waved off or dismissed,
it’s embarrassing
Sometimes you just need a friend
100 · Dec 2020
Aching
Austin Reed Dec 2020
Our timing is off,
I long for that day to come,
until then, my love...
96 · Feb 2020
Infinity
Austin Reed Feb 2020
On this somber night
I hide under blankets
Safe and sound
Dreaming of home
The place where I can weep
Screaming under water
As the angels carry me away
Humming to everlasting horns
Washed in good graces
Reborn in salvation
Free of blistering evil
In the sweet surrender
Of Zion
94 · Jun 2020
<3
Austin Reed Jun 2020
<3
I can dance in public,
parade myself down city streets,
sliding, and twirling through crowds;
Sundays I rollerblade,
Give the DJ a few request,
Snake walking my way to you,
Anything to be slick in my gesture;
You make me sing songs.
I hop around all too much,
my neighbors must hate me
I can’t help this feeling;
Fun and lighthearted
94 · Dec 2020
Agenda
Austin Reed Dec 2020
I’m on a mission,
dodging every distraction,
I won’t “lighten up”.
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