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Sep 16 · 164
Sky Sep 16
I was falling,
then crawling,
fighting to find my way

You materialized,
a lantern in the storm,
Offering warmth and safety

I held your hand
and off we ran
Headlong into insanity

Just for a moment,
I had a feeling
that life would be better,
but instead I was sent reeling.

You’ve been trying to help me,
hoping you’d free me
But I’ve slowly been dying
And I fear nothing can heal me.
Sep 15 · 406
Sky Sep 15
I’ve been floating aimlessly
in a dark and icy sea,
waiting, just waiting,
for life to make something
out of me.
Aug 31 · 47
He Returns
Sky Aug 31
I know,
I know you’re there.
I know that you’re waiting
to sink your fangs
into my brain
and leave me crying
from the sudden pain.

I know that you’re lurking
right on my shoulder,
claws on my neck
and tongue in my ear.
“Soon, I’ll return.
Soon you’ll be
with me again, my dear.”

I shudder at his embrace,
but it is so familiar
that I cannot help
feeling safe.
Jul 22 · 642
Sky Jul 22
everything falls right into place
with you.
Jul 19 · 282
Sky Jul 19
I shouldn’t miss you this much.
I shouldn’t miss
our car rides,
your music,
the conversation.
I shouldn’t miss your company,
even when rain clouds lingered.
I shouldn’t miss you
for hurting me this way.
You knew it would hurt me
and you did it anyway.
I should be furious,
screaming in rage,

but I miss you.
A friend decided to cut me out of his life so that he wouldn’t hurt me, but that hurts me more than anything else could.
Jul 18 · 158
Sky Jul 18
You don’t need a love poem
because I can speak freely
to you.
Jul 9 · 271
Soft You
Sky Jul 9
I love to trace
the line of freckles
on your face

Your eyes
are so full
of life,
your smile
so true.

Your kiss
fills me
with warmth,
your hands
so gentle
my waist.

You are
a great perfection,
and I love you more
than I’ve ever known.
Jul 6 · 48
Sky Jul 6
Why is this all so

I don’t belong
in this backyard
among their joy.

I lost my home,
but I never
had it.

There is a person
He is home,
more than
Jul 6 · 50
Sky Jul 6
Where is my home?
A year later,
the answer
is still

I skip over
the days,
always running away
from the end.

This house fits
like an old, hole-ridden glove,
uncomfortable but soft.

I need space,
but cannot stand
the emptiness.

But with him,
there is no silence.

There is sound
all around him,
and every touch
feels safe.

I want to leave
this house behind,
but I am scared.
I do not belong,
even tonight they want me to.

But I cannot breathe
in this little green house,
and I cannot grow.
This family is not really mine.

Who is?
He is.
Jul 6 · 106
Sky Jul 6

shining and tossing
time away

Taking my breath

Every time
I look up,

My time
Sky Jun 30
It’s here,
caught in these words I’ve read
so many times,
with a familiar voice in my ears
and warmth on my face
That I really feel like

Jun 18 · 87
Sky Jun 18
In your eyes
lies safe haven,
real promises,
and genuine affection.
Jun 17 · 127
Sky Jun 17
He lies awake at night,
heart full of memories
and eyes full of tears.
Grief has taken his dreams away.
Jun 17 · 39
New Life For Old Words
Sky Jun 17
All the poems I have written
for those who sat in my heart,
they linger here now
as painful memories.

You are here
to give them new life,
and they have never felt
more true.
Jun 16 · 153
Her Shadow is Not Me
Sky Jun 16
I know that you’re angry
about what she did,
but attacking me for
her decisions
will only drive me away.

I know you don’t understand
how someone could hide
behind a false family,
but we weren’t false.
We were just safe.

She decided to take a risk for love,
and now she’s happy,
and I am proud.
My mom met a woman and came out as a lesbian, resulting in a divorce and an angry grandmother. I’m proud of my mom, but my dad’s mom is furious about it even three years later and keeps lecturing me that if I’m going to come out as *** I better not do it after I already marry a man. I don’t think she understands that my mom really did love my dad, it just wasn’t the same as she could have felt for a woman.
Jun 13 · 334
Sky Jun 13
I once sat
in the middle
of an infinite ocean,
struggling to breathe
and desperately awaiting rescue.

And then,
there you were.
Life pulled me through
pain and solitude
just to bring me
to you.

You approach,
and in your wake lies
a path to the future.
Jun 11 · 484
Dark Circle
Sky Jun 11
I know that I am good,
that I am a lightly colored soul,

But sometimes I feel the darkness
welling up inside—
I force it onto myself
so that I don’t hurt anyone else.
Jun 10 · 149
Sky Jun 10
come over me,
wash into me
To take me away
from this madness
Jun 6 · 151
Sky Jun 6
My reality
is cracking
at the corners
And I’m leaking in all the wrong places
Jun 1 · 90
Late Melancholy
Sky Jun 1
There’s a lot of emotion
hiding here
that no one is aware of —
there’s so much heartache, so much pain,
that makes me feel every decision was made in vain.

I’m so tired
of the past,
of things I’d rather just forget.
I’m choking on memories
and drowning in nostalgia.
May 22 · 113
Sky May 22
These bits of hope
are dimming more and more,
but maybe this one will stay bright.
May 22 · 53
Living Ghosts
Sky May 22
There’s a lot of heartache here,
so much that I feel like
I should leave a little note
Every time I show someone
this page.
I’ve been trying too hard
to find someone,
and that has led me down
a frustrating path.

I’ve got ghosts that aren’t really dead.
Apr 15 · 66
Let Me Be Okay
Sky Apr 15
are you still there?
Or have you run away
like all the others?

I’m feeling pretty bad today,
I just wanna say that
I wish everything would disappear
so I can stop feeling so gray.

It feels like this time of year
is just the worst for me
even though it’s supposed to be
happy and bright
My soul feels black as night
and I can’t take it anymore
I can’t bear this anymore
I wish I could fly away
I wish that you could stay
but who even are you?
I’m speaking to a ghost,
to someone I wish could be real
Someone to hold me tight and
remind that things will be okay...
How can anything be okay?

Everything is back to how it used to be.
Everything is a mess, a shamble, a waste of time,
It feels like this year didn’t really go by at all
I still feel exactly the same
How can I still feel this way
I was supposed to be better, supposed to get better,
Everything is supposed to be better now!

It’s hard to believe in change
when my failures stay the same.
And no one seems to see
just how much I’m struggling...
I just want everything to be okay.
Apr 12 · 129
Sky Apr 12
I’m on the fine gray line
between the living
and the divine.
Mar 17 · 264
Sky Mar 17
I won’t let you see
how much it really hurts
to have lost you
without really losing you.

This wound will bleed for a while.
Mar 10 · 556
Sky Mar 10
Our bathroom wall,
light blue with a glitter topcoat,
looks gaudy and childish
in the daytime.

At night, by the glow
of a small nightlight,
my eyes blurry with sleep,
it looks as though
a piece of the night sky
has materialized before me.
Sky Mar 8
My darling,
my love,
my moon and my stars,

I want you to know
about the little devil
living in my brain.

You haven’t really met her yet,
she’s quite vile and cruel,
and I hate what she makes me do.

You see her in my anxiety,
when I text you far too much,
or call so late at night.

But you haven’t yet seen her
in my depression,
here in my darkest times.

She makes me want to cry,
she makes me want to die.
She tells me that
you don’t love me,
She tells me that you will fly
away and leave me
to my torment.
She tells me that I’m
stupid and **** and useless,
horrible and selfish and sad.
She tells me to hurt myself,
that I’ll feel better once I bleed.

She tells me that everything
would be so much easier
if I just gave up
and drew my last breath.

She tells me terrible things,
and sometimes,
I believe her.

But now you’re here.
You’re the voice of reason,
my reminder that I’m
not a waste a space.
You muffle her whispers
with your warmth.

So, yes, she’s still here,
and she’ll still fight
to make me quit.

But I know
I can keep fighting back
for you.
Feb 25 · 448
Sky Feb 25
For months I have lived
in a house without a home,
surviving as a shell.

With you I find
a home again,
not a place,
but a person
filled with love.
Feb 24 · 119
Sky Feb 24
You help me feel
like I can really
live again,
like I can be human.

I’m not a ghost,
for you have made me
Feb 3 · 1.1k
Sky Feb 3
Sleeping is easier
because I fall asleep with your words in my head,
and know that I’ll see you in the morning.
Feb 1 · 1.1k
Sky Feb 1
Everything feels natural around you;
You don’t push me to an edge
before I’m ready to leap.
We’ll jump together
when the time comes,
but until then
we enjoy this lovely stroll.
Jan 31 · 153
Sky Jan 31
There’s a warmth
slowly building
deep in my heart.
Every time I look at you,
every time we touch,
I feel it,
so close to becoming
a flame.
Jan 30 · 154
Sky Jan 30
You give me hope,
but it’s hard to hold on to that
when everyone else
blew it out
even after promising
to protect its flame.
Jan 27 · 517
Sky Jan 27
Sometimes I want to delete
the poems I wrote when I was
full of romance.
But that would be cruel,
to erase beautiful words
simply out of anger.
So I leave them where they are.
Jan 25 · 940
Sky Jan 25
I didn’t realize
that the door was closing
until it slammed in my face
and left me sitting in cold silence.
Jan 24 · 207
Sky Jan 24
Nights like this are a curse.
Jan 24 · 90
Sky Jan 24
The tide has crashed
over my head—

I had my back turned,
I thought I was safe
but I was wrong.

I’m drowning,
unsure of which way is up.

Everything is hitting me
all at once.

I was fine an hour ago.
I was fine.
I was.

But the tide doesn’t care.
Jan 24 · 90
1:19 am
Sky Jan 24
Moonlight shimmering
on the diamond snow

Lamplight piercing
a teardrop

A chest buzzing with
emotions unknown

I cannot close my eyes
for I am stuck here

I can’t focus, I can’t think,
I can’t hear anything over

The ringing in my ears—
when did that start?

I just want to sleep but
there’s too much noise

In the silence of post midnight
as I lie alone with emptiness

Filling my soul and numbing
my heart again, no, why

Must this happen now when
I need to be strong for

The future and the now and
the hope of better things

I inhale stale breath and
exhale false dreams

I lie in a nest of sorrow
and the feathers of broken wings

I would love to try and fly
but the world holds me back

So I lie here trapped under
Plath’s bell jar, suffocating

Let me breathe, let me love,
let me be warm again

I can’t hold on to anything

Everyone keeps running away,
leaving me to suffer—

No wonder I’m so scared
of being left behind

Where am I even going?
I can’t see my future

I can’t remember my past,
everything is different now.

1:19 am.
I should be sleeping but instead
I’m letting the words fly out
of my head.
Jan 24 · 87
Sky Jan 24
And suddenly
everything is crowding
in my head
And I’m a mess again
just like I always
will be
And I wish that
all these demons
would just go away.
Jan 23 · 218
Sky Jan 23
If someone closes a door on you,
do not idle in front of the door
and weep.
Instead, turn around
and find a new door.
Jan 23 · 105
Sky Jan 23
I’ve got black widows
in my head,
hiding in fallen trees
and dead leaves.
Jan 22 · 236
Sky Jan 22
I always knew I could
weave magic with a pen,
but I never realized that
the magic could pull
tears from dry eyes,
or pain from numb hearts,
or warmth from cold souls,
or inspiration from empty minds.
Jan 22 · 98
Sky Jan 22
Desite the recent peace I’ve felt,
I can’t help but notice
a shade looming over my shoulder,

Jan 22 · 167
Sky Jan 22
The threads between us
and strengthen our connection
with every word.
Jan 22 · 80
Sky Jan 22
I would love to sprout
a pair of wings,
flowing from my spine.
They’d be feathered,
and black as night,
and could carry me to the stars.
Jan 21 · 120
Sky Jan 21
Do not be ashamed of what you feel,
for you are human.
Your feelings are completely normal,
and I have felt the same.
We both have something
that drags in the mud behind us,
But I believe that we
can help each other relieve
those weights.
Jan 21 · 68
Watch the Ghosts
Sky Jan 21
It’s ok to watch the ghosts sometimes.
It’s ok to look at them
and wonder, “What if?”
It’s ok to watch them smile
and wish that you were the cause.
It’s only natural,
and it proves how much
you really care.

It’s okay to watch the ghosts sometimes,
the occasional glance back
as you walk away.
Everyone’s pace is different,
so don’t be embarrassed by yours.
Just don’t let the ghosts
blind you to what’s
right in front of you.
Jan 21 · 276
Sky Jan 21
Anxiety gnaws at me,
and it’s hard to keep control.
I won’t let it drive you away.
I won’t let my fear
wrap chains around your wrists -
I have to let you breathe,
and maintain my own breathing
at the same time.

I can breathe,
I can control this.
I can keep us safe.
Jan 20 · 103
Sky Jan 20
You lift
my heart
into the very center
of the universe
and fill it
with a cosmic magic
that gives me fresh life.
Jan 20 · 85
Peace in the Aftermath
Sky Jan 20
There is a sudden peace.

I stared the dark fog of death
in the eyes
and I never blinked.

I feel strong. I feel like
I understand.
I may not know yet
where I will go,
but I know now
how I will live.
My heart will lead the way,
for I know that it won’t lead me
The pain that I’ve felt
has only made me stronger,
so that I can survive the future.
I will not die,
for I have too much life to share.
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