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Genevieve Jul 2015
I miss touch, I miss love,
I miss the softness; skin on skin bones intertwined like an ancient oak trees roots who have been married so long they will never find their way out of the labyrinth

I am scared that is me

I am scared of the labyrinth 

A maze of corners, sneers and turns.

Is it is, I'm chasing you

And I thought you loved me like that, we could all see it coming

I’m sorry I’m so bitter, I honestly want you to be happy, but I sit here and listen to you while on the other side I’m sobbing.

Not at your words but the fact that they weren’t coming out your mouth the night you ****** her

The night you fell out of love with me

Like people say, for the same reasons

This is why no one could love me

**** I’m sorry, this started out so simple
 Just my thoughts on a page, but now it is a mess of people’s minds, people’s emotions

I miss touch, I miss love, I miss the softness; skin on skin. Bones broken.
It turned into rants
When I asked you to fix me,
You told me I wasn't broken.
But, let this soak in.
I just wanted to know,
If i was still a pretty enough picture to be worth, agonizing over a puzzle.
Even when it's a struggle.
And you have to nuzzle each piece into place,
Kissing the pieces bent out of shape,
Searching for pieces gone missing,
But you can't make a raisin back into a grape.
Yes, I Remember your middle name
And who says we can't celebrate failure?
Don't be sad, we tried, we tried.
When you write your story in the sand it washes away with the tide.
It isn't our fault.
We may have cut ourselves open, But we didn't ask for the salt in our
Can I still say "we"?
I guess you're kind of done with me.
I don't blame you, Puzzles are frustrating.
they're a tease.
Please, tell me I haven't lost the most important piece.
Tell me I haven't lost

© copyrighted Nicole Ann Osborn
  Aug 2014 Genevieve
Tom Leveille
and here i am again
at the intersection
of pedestrian language
& old wives tales
swallowing gum
like 7 year memories
opening umbrellas inside
cause i can't seem get away
from all of this rain
i ******* with my left hand
cause i was told
back in highschool that
"it feels like someone else is doing it"
it gets me wondering
about the difference between
losing you and finding out
that some one else found you
or my sleep
or lack thereof
its starting to tear me apart
i keep having this dream
where you are in
an unfamiliar body of water
trying to wash my poetry
off of your hands
or the one where
something happens in my chest
every time you sit
on someone else's bed
i'm tired of feeling like something you've misplaced
but don't have the heart
to look for anymore
tired of you saying my name
like you're trying to bury it
i'm tired of wondering
if you can tell the difference
between the absence
of my voice & silence
the other day
i almost started sobbing
at work when a woman
asked me about
our equipment
i was explaining how
things come apart
and almost mentioned your name
it made me think
of how you used to say
things like "what would you do
if i showed up on your doorstep
one day?" now, i haunt
the windows in my house
i don't leave for weeks at a time
i sit on the porch like the dog
you didn't shoot behind the shed
the one that refuses to die
until you come home again
i told somebody once, that
you didn't even know
what my voicemail sounded like
i wonder if they thought
it was because you
are so important that i never
let it ring that many times
before picking up
or if you dont know
what it sounds like
because you've never called
you can't be the ****** weapon
and the search party
i'm tired of all the seats
to the ferris wheel in my chest
being empty
tired of your voice
being the one i look for
in abandoned places
that one sound i beg
to bounce back
down vacant hallways
i just seem to stand there
in all of that quiet
like someone looking for a mistake
on an eviction notice
so i guess the hardest part
isn't letting go
it's forgetting
you ever had a grip
in the first place
and since you've been gone
i wonder if when
you pushed yourself away from me
you used your left hand
so it felt like someone else did it
Genevieve Aug 2014

The floors are wet 

The smell of rusting metal lingers in the air

Am I awake?

I look down at my hands but I cannot see my feet touching the floor
For gods sake
Is this real?

My worst nightmare is you

My lips pressed against your mouth as the tip of my tongue slides against yours
Yet I cannot touch you. 

Like my hands are bound behind my back except these ropes are made of my own skin
 and flesh
And there was guilt rotting in the bottom of my stomach 

Because I shouldn’t be dreaming of you anymore but as I close my eyes it’s not you on my mind
It’s her

It’s her lashing out at my best friend because she’s drunk again and bad memories are back

The blood on her knuckles and the tears rolling down her face scares me to death because I know this is not her but I've seen it before
It’s watching her walk away from me because she can’t handle having to see my bones crack and my soul seeping out through my skin like the black tar covering my lungs

It’s her having to watch me breakdown

It’s her having to see me when I can’t even bring myself to get out of bed

It’s her having to see me leave because I don’t know what’s good for me 

It’s her having to see me with him.
I can't even finish this I'm sorry
  Jul 2014 Genevieve
Amitav Radiance
Poetry is like gusts of fresh air
Harbinger of the soul’s catharsis
Flowing emotions through the pen
Concealed pain written across the pages
Healing the pain which was long buried
  Jul 2014 Genevieve
Analytical skitzo
I put on my mask so I can take
These scars from life off my face
I brake these bones they begin to heal
These open wounds begin to seal
But the damage I've done for much too long
Leaves me scarred and all alone
Loaded gun but 5 bullets shy
6 and 1 chance to die
Ill leave this world and utter mess
Six to one five to guess
The drowning spiral of a life misused
Born with a short fuse and a lit match
No chance at all no lock no key
To put on this latch
To keep my demons locked away
Jailbreak an easy escape
a lousy morning for a beautiful wake
I put on my mask so I can take
These scars from life off my face
Loaded gun but 1 bullet shy
Five times the chance to die
No more need to live a life a lie
I remove the mask scars revieled
One tear one eye
One to live five to die
We all cover up who we trully are
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