TreadingWater May 14
breathing
through one lung
just fingernails
to hold on
& breaths
& hope
[bitemytongue]
just a
sliver
left,...
choking on
the hollow sound
of
un
done
TreadingWater May 14
No _ Body
<empties> me
Quite. Like. You.
it _ only _  takes
threelittleletters
}suCH a simple word{
& i caN'T breath
or see
Each. Time.
you ^men^tion^

[she]
TreadingWater Mar 27
¿₩hat kind of
answer is
that¿
save it {for}
laundry
& washing your
car.
i carry comets
in-my-pockets
& #lightening
on my LiPs.
go> back> to> your
sleepy ex _ is _ tence
i'llbeoverhere
being. IN. it.
TreadingWater Feb 28
this emp _ ti _ ness
[since you left]
can't
connect-the dots;
whatever.
comes. next
& i can't care
or even try
cuz **** if
i know
[₩hat even
matters]
what's even
>>>>>right
stuck-so-still
inyoursmile
| stalled | in your voice//
¡it wasn't my choice¡
& so
i just
       ~   float
TreadingWater Feb 22
up _ too _ late:
isorarelyknow
what's
good. for. me.
[it's so easy]
to lose min| hours| utes
}wrapped{ in thoughts
of what-could-be
& des Per aTe
to k>now
¿ who you are
thinking
   >of< ?
TreadingWater Feb 19
so,...your: BusinesS CarD
rests.  in.   my.   car.
i  | stared | at it, today,...
eyes     tr _ a _ cin _g   
the   l  e  t  t  e  r  s  
ofyourname.
the weight
(of it in my hand).
so >much >heavier>
,... now.
° ° ° time lost
in-these-moments;
€yes full of tears.
& with a heavy sigh,...
[i gently tucK it]
back /in /its / _  place.
TreadingWater Jan 30
i drink bourbon
for. the. burn.
it's-good-to-feel
<something>
been ^hang^ing^ on^^
forsolong
missed the fact
i ₩as
the only one
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