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5.3k · Dec 2014
Strawberry
Michael Humbert Dec 2014
Strawberry lips, capable, voluptuous
Shapely hips, body sumptuous
Vanilla cream skin, soft, inviting
Fingers squeezing, feeling, igniting
Tongue flicking, teeth biting
Blood pumping, flesh writhing
Tangled bodies, spirits, lives
Pleading, teasing, seducing eyes
Limbs reaching, groping, pleasing
Panting faster, shallow breathing
Oh God, don't stop!
Screams, gasps, ecstasy, pop
4.2k · Nov 2014
Reconcile
Michael Humbert Nov 2014
What if I ran when you told me to?
What if I hadn’t said no?
What if I had left you the way you left me?

And what if you weren’t the first girl?
Would I have loved you the same?
Would I still be bound and chained by this addiction?

I grew closer to you than anyone,
I sang to you on the phone before your surgery,
I straightened your hair when you couldn’t lift your shoulder

How do you reconcile this?
How do you rationalize it?
Or discard it?

I couldn’t always be there for you,
But I always tried,
Despite the distance,
I always tried
3.9k · Sep 2014
Roots
Michael Humbert Sep 2014
We plant roots so that a tree may grow,
A symbol of time and devotion

And if a bushfire comes,
Will our efforts be for naught?
3.9k · Feb 2015
Soil
Michael Humbert Feb 2015
Remember how our lips once spoke their own language
And recall how my hands knew only your skin
Our hearts once danced in fire
Plunging in flames again and again

Bury me in the graveyard of your memories
And think of me fondly as I become soil
Keep me in wandering thoughts
Til the day we both shed this mortal coil
3.3k · Jan 2015
Undress
Michael Humbert Jan 2015
Let me undress your insecurities
Kiss all your fears away
3.2k · Apr 2015
Lighthouse
Michael Humbert Apr 2015
She was the only lighthouse in a roiling sea of black

My rowboat upended
As the waves enveloped my screams

Gasping, reaching
As the foamy pitch swallowed me whole

CLANG mourned the lighthouse
Her yellow beam helplessly revolving

CLANG  *CLANG
3.2k · Nov 2014
Dope
Michael Humbert Nov 2014
Kissing near water
Doesn't mean your love will last
You romantic dope
A girl and I shared our first kiss on the beach by the ocean waves under a full moon, and then I dumped her two weeks later. True love!
2.7k · Aug 2014
Coconut
Michael Humbert Aug 2014
I remember your scent well,
Of all things, coconut.

My clothes, my pillow,
It all smelled like you.

I clung to that scent and I knew it was fading,
"Please don't go."

You even sent me a letter smelling of you,
So your scent would be always be near.

And for months after, that scent made me recoil,
As all the memories came flooding back.

And now the scent is once again benign,
A gentle reminder of a love now lost.
2.6k · Sep 2014
Airport
Michael Humbert Sep 2014
Think of all the kisses at airports,
Hearts rejoicing,
Tearful goodbyes,

These kisses are flavored,
Some sorrow, some joy,
But each one is savored
1.9k · Jan 2015
Adoration
Michael Humbert Jan 2015
Creamy thighs wrapped around my mind
Scent inhaled, maddening
Moist adoration
1.8k · Jan 2015
Vase
Michael Humbert Jan 2015
Love whoever you want,
out of reach, dead, gone
However long you want,
delusional *******
Just remember:
You can't put together a shattered vase,
But you can slice your hands on the shards trying
1.8k · Oct 2014
Serendipity
Michael Humbert Oct 2014
Serendipity begets bad luck,
In a loop with no meaning,
And nothing worth gleaning,
Leaving us all at the mercy,
Of careless Luck's whimsy
1.8k · Nov 2014
Theft
Michael Humbert Nov 2014
There is a lifetime to hold this woe,
To process and reframe,
But never let go

And I'll visit whatever vestiges I've left,
Because you still hold my heart,
An inconceivable theft
1.6k · Oct 2014
Violin (10w)
Michael Humbert Oct 2014
I miss you the way a violin misses its bow
1.5k · Dec 2014
Shower
Michael Humbert Dec 2014
shower (n.): a place to practice the words you'll never say
1.5k · Apr 2015
Dignity
Michael Humbert Apr 2015
I hear your echoes in every bottle,
It's all I can do to reach for the cork
I need this, I need this, I hate this
Please, please, please
Leave it, just leave it, at ease

Such pride, such vanity
Such dignity, chin up, love

It's over but does it ever really end?
1.4k · Dec 2014
Graveyard
Michael Humbert Dec 2014
My mouth is a graveyard
for stillborn "I love you's"
1.3k · Oct 2014
Star Crossed
Michael Humbert Oct 2014
One might call us star crossed,
Two lovers doomed by distance,
But that's a half truth

You and I were an exothermic reaction past its prime
You and I were a failed blend of oil and water

You and I were the product of the most passionate intersection of two souls
Two strangers willing to bare their secrets
And form a bond meant to stand the test of time,
But whose links simply rusted as though entropy was having a sick laugh

When our hands joined, there was an electricity,
It could power this city forever,
If only the plug wasn't pulled,
If only the lights had stayed on
1.2k · Sep 2014
Jigsaw
Michael Humbert Sep 2014
Lay back, baby
You fit so nice in the crook
Between my shoulder and my chest
Like a jigsaw finally fitting,
After so many failures
1.2k · Oct 2014
Fossils
Michael Humbert Oct 2014
These poems are an extension of me,
A pressure valve to keep my mind from exploding,
These poems are sieves catching grotesqueries
To be turned into something palatable

Poetry somehow doesn't pop without pain,
Somehow inadequate without lurking demons
Fueling passion and longing and fury

These cataclysms are documented and catalogued,
These emotions and stories memorialized,
Their existence in the world a fossil record
Of memories too precious to lose
1.2k · Nov 2014
Desensitized
Michael Humbert Nov 2014
Whisper me sweet nothings of time melting away these regrets
Or how time itself melted away all these months and years apart
Assure me that the years have dulled these memories, diluted their potency
Lie to me and tell me these memories have faded or that time heals all

Time, the biggest liar of all,
Taking memories and simply aging them in oak barrels to be sampled like a fine whiskey with a cigar or a side of regret

Time doesn't heal a **** thing,
It makes tragedy tolerable,
Like soldiers desensitized to the smell of death and rot

Time can't heal a story whose happy ending can never be written as intended,
It can only lend itself so that the story may be rewritten.
1.2k · Oct 2014
Catalyst
Michael Humbert Oct 2014
We’re quick to blame those that break our hearts,
Railing against lovers for our misfortunes,
Consigning them to hell and so forth,

When in reality,
Our oft exhausted and defeated transgressors
Serve merely as the catalyst for the internal destruction that follows

For no one impacts your emotional wellbeing as much as you,
And you birth your demons, your pain,
After ‘us’ is no more,
There is just you and your head,
An entity far more dangerous than any borne of flesh and blood

Do not judge those that hurt you,
For they are as foolish and human as you,
And remember that though
Love may linger and torment,
It is a reminder of what your heart can do,
When it’s met its match
1.2k · Apr 2015
Silhouette
Michael Humbert Apr 2015
A silhouette of trees,
Spindly branchlets reaching skyward,
Yearning to pierce the very clouds they merely obscure
1.2k · May 2015
Dissociate
Michael Humbert May 2015
Your ******* were in my mouth
You gasped and you groaned
Your ******* were in my mouth
Pulling my hair as you moaned

Your ******* were in my mouth
But I'll never speak to you again
I've been taught well to
Dissociate readily with a grin
1.1k · Jan 2015
Risk
Michael Humbert Jan 2015
We both burned for each other
But I'm the only one left smoldering
We both risked it all
But I'm the only one still placing bets
We both died that day
But only your finger was on the trigger
1.1k · May 2015
Erosive
Michael Humbert May 2015
Erosive process
Your relentless memory
Worn walls, weakened heart
1.1k · Oct 2014
Voicemail
Michael Humbert Oct 2014
I can still remember your voice,
Fragmented as though refracted through a prism
I remember pressing delete on the last voicemail you ever sent me,
You called to thank me for the flowers,
You called me thoughtful, sweet,
You were tripping over your words with joy,
And I couldn't handle it after you left,
Because your voice reminds me of symphonies and plane crashes
And oh God, how it still echoes sometimes,
Like the sound of a child's laughter ringing across an abandoned playground,
Your voice resonated with the frequencies of my heart strings,
And now I fear it would only cause earthquakes
1.1k · Nov 2014
Thankful
Michael Humbert Nov 2014
I am thankful for:
Every beautiful woman I've ever met,
Every one who laid in my bed,
Every woman who let me care,
Every burden they let me bear,
I'm thankful for every lesson learned
Thankful for every scar earned
I'm thankful for my only love,
A divine happenstance from above,
Who helped realize a burgeoning poet,
Who, criminally, didn't even know it
A rare rhymer.
Happy Thanksgiving HP.
1.1k · Nov 2014
Drown
Michael Humbert Nov 2014
Why did you have to pull me in like this?
Why couldn't you be like every other girl?
Benign? Impermanent?

You were untraditional, unorthodox,
You became air where there was none,
Water where there was only dust

And then you told me that you were sick,
And nothing brings two people in like illness,
All of a sudden everything changed

I've never felt like much of a father figure,
But ******* you made me care like one,
Probably why it's still so agonizing

And I'm still tasked with laughable ideas
Like "letting go" and "moving on"
And I know that there's no alternative

There is no room for me in your life,
You've set sail for new waters,
And I'm simply left to drown
1.0k · Jun 2015
Efforts
Michael Humbert Jun 2015
Waist deep in wasted efforts, and so much shame
When music has never stopped being about you
And every song quietly screams your name
Tell me just what am I to do?
1.0k · Dec 2014
Goosebumps
Michael Humbert Dec 2014
Shivering, goosebumps
Fingers graze yearning skin, soft
Passion exploding
1.0k · Sep 2014
Exploration
Michael Humbert Sep 2014
I want to explore the sensual map that is your body,
My hands and mouth the tools of discovery,
Caressing, licking your precious land,
Until your sighs become moans...
995 · May 2015
Outlet
Michael Humbert May 2015
What is poetry
But an outlet for liars
To express their truth
985 · Dec 2014
Narcotic
Michael Humbert Dec 2014
Sometimes I wonder if you’ve gone through what I have,
Dating other people as a narcotic to numb the pain of missing an extension of your heart,
We’re all creatures fixated on the now,
And short term memory and the immediacy of ******* prevail enough
So that Mrs. Right Now will do,
And maybe she’ll become Mrs. Right in time,
Maybe she’ll steal your heart,
Or maybe she never will
Maybe the heart can only be stolen in that first glance at feral eyes flashing with desire

All I do is explore mouths looking for answers,
Searching flesh for relief, however ephemeral
Oh how I hope you find this repugnant and foul,
How I hope you treasured each man like he was the last drop of water on Earth,
Of course I’m not naïve,
But I hope I meant as much as you made me believe
967 · Nov 2014
Thorns
Michael Humbert Nov 2014
Barbarous thorns scratch
Ruby rose just out of reach
****** shins and hands
948 · Jan 2015
Whirlwind
Michael Humbert Jan 2015
Whirlwind romances only mean subsequent tepidity
No flames, no anxious vomiting
A disservice to beautiful women who deserve to be worshiped,
Adored as goddesses,
Instead relegated to convenient ***** and Netflix nights
Lies will be drawn,
"She's just not the one"
But I'm the culprit
A coward, a fool,
And I am sorry
932 · May 2015
Villain
Michael Humbert May 2015
Hatred, agony in your wake
You'll repent upon the stake
Flames licking clean your crime
Your memory forevermore in grime

Bite your tongue
Your song is sung
******* villain
Your guts are spilling
930 · Nov 2014
Eulogy
Michael Humbert Nov 2014
Loving you is like
giving a eulogy
that never ends
921 · Apr 2015
Collapses
Michael Humbert Apr 2015
Trust
Is the
First
To rust
Before
It all
C   o   l   l   a   p   s    e    s
912 · Jan 2015
Sunset
Michael Humbert Jan 2015
Loving her was like chasing a sunset,
Each day, a new opportunity
To despair
905 · Jul 2015
Eruptions
Michael Humbert Jul 2015
Transient eruptions of emotion
Volcanoes never meant for this earth
901 · Dec 2014
Lips
Michael Humbert Dec 2014
lips (pl. n.): another word for home
*(see: familiarity, beauty)
897 · Jan 2015
Alabaster
Michael Humbert Jan 2015
Snow falls and coats this **** world in a coat of white,
Clean, fresh, untouched
Bury it all
Smother this sadness with alabaster beauty
And when spring comes, maybe hope will follow
893 · Dec 2014
Ashes
Michael Humbert Dec 2014
I'm still choking on the ashes of your disappointment,
And I'm still reenacting scenes from the grave,
And I wish I could take a step into your mind
To fathom what firing synapses are urging you to consider

What do you think about on late nights?
Do you think about airports and silent drives?
Do you think about beautiful lakes and perfect heartache?

I've been digging graves for every single "I love you"
And I'm running out of eulogies
882 · Dec 2015
Sulfur
Michael Humbert Dec 2015
Do you talk to your mother
about me when you drink?
Do whispering thoughts undulate
from your subconscious,
yearning to be heard?

Go on and carry me as your burden
I won't say a word and
I'll breathe in this sulfurous shame
And suffer the same
As I have for so long
867 · Nov 2014
Jenga
Michael Humbert Nov 2014
I feel like a game of Jenga;
You always win
854 · Oct 2014
A Kiss
Michael Humbert Oct 2014
A kiss dissected,
A gentle worship of your mouth,
That warm place my lips called home
854 · Oct 2014
Infinity
Michael Humbert Oct 2014
When I looked
in your eyes
I could see
*infinity
848 · Dec 2014
Warm
Michael Humbert Dec 2014
warm blonde hair brushed my cheek as I stroked your arched back,
silken skin like porcelain and cream,
I inhaled your perfume down to my toes,
before realizing it was all a dream
845 · Apr 2015
Bubbles
Michael Humbert Apr 2015
Another bubble rises
Another minute gone
Watch your ache evaporate
At least until the dawn
Drink down the bitterness
And taste your hollowness
Try in vain to flood the chasm
Your relief, just a phantasm
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