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BF May 2015
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You were something to do
like cracking peanuts or chewing gum
(Hands and mouths,
not hearts and minds
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But shells are messy,
and flavor is easily lost
You must sweep up
and spit out
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BF Jan 2016
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I'm trying to keep our breaths in sync
but yours aren't deep enough
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BF Dec 2014
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forever going out on a limb
only to have the branch break
beneath my size six and a half feet
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BF Jan 2015
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Let sadness be your ink
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BF Nov 2015
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Confessed and unrequited love
Who am I to deny?
Still, I will sleep sound
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BF Dec 2014
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Maybe fire was kept from man for a reason
to keep the burnings at bay
Yet each heart is its own Prometheus
We generate heat but not often enough light
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BF Feb 2015
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Coming home to her childhood bedroom
with the glow in the dark stars dabbed on the ceiling
Unfinished
Coming home to the broken kitchen chair that wobbles
as she sits down for dinner of toast and a pop ****
Unsatisfied
Coming home to friends who no longer feel like friends,
who no longer are friends
Unsettling
Coming home to the south side of the city
where every pothole is a metaphor
Uninspired
Coming home and tipping her head back
to keep the tears from spilling out

She is coming home and coming
*undone
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BF Dec 2014
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"Nothing can take away
what once was," he said
And it was then she began to realize
what could be
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BF Mar 2015
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My heart is laced with thoughts of you
And when it beats, I come into
A place where we still laugh and play
And lay and kiss our days away
Sunday mornings wrapped beneath
Blankets hiding tangled feet
Skipping breakfast, sleeping in
Hungry for the thrill of sin
You nipped my neck, I licked your jaw
Days turned in to tomor
rows that faded fast and free-
dom you wanted more than me
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BF Mar 2015
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You're too nice,* he said. Just too sweet.
Sweet will make you sorry.
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BF Jan 2015
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You kissed me,
I felt it.

You left me,
I melted.

You do, I feel.
You stand and I kneel.

And when your action is no more,
when all your games are played
Here I'll be as I was before,
waiting for you-
r memory to fade.
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BF Feb 2015
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I still think of you time to time
Especially now as Pisces ascends
But I doubt you even remember my birthday
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BF Mar 2015
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I crave that which is bad for me
But you weren't bad, just bruised

               *I think I'd fall for anyone
               with a black and blue heart
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BF Mar 2015
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We are obsessed with our own vanity
That is why closets bulge
as stomachs growl
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BF Jun 2016
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All these toothbrushes look so similar.
I don't see this ending well for somebody
Well for two,
the user and the used
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BF Jun 2015
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The actors you hire are good,
convincing even, to some
But I see you underneath the show
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BF Oct 2015
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Don't.
Because you can.
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BF Oct 2015
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I know clean water and true friendship
My hands are soft,
And I am ungrateful
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BF Dec 2014
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I don't know how to say what I want
because I don't yet know what it is I want to say
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BF Feb 2016
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Sometimes I wish I
had never met you
Then again,
maybe that wish is being
made by someone who
wishes that all her wishes
didn't revolve around the very
one she can't wish away
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BF Jan 2017
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As I watch the day close its eyes, I remember
I forgot to think that thought.
Tomorrow, for sure
Tonight, I will sleep through this hunger
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BF Oct 2014
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It is like I am a pleated shirt and
you are an iron

And you can't iron out the pleats of a pleated shirt
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BF Jun 2015
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Pity the fool who does
not believe words can
change lives
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BF Jan 2015
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You were good–

to a lot of things, at a lot of things
You were good, but not true
Because Too good to be true
means you can't be both
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BF Oct 2015
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What a time to be alive
as September gives way to October
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BF Nov 2014
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I like that you are a boy
and that I am girl
and that your hands are bigger
than mine when they slow dance

I like that you compliment me
Although I like that you
complement me more

I like that you could hurt
me if you wanted to
and I like that I trust you won't
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BF Dec 2014
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I think all of you– all four of you–
were in my dreams last night
A boy for each chamber of the heart,
how about that?
Who will win this game of Risk?
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BF Dec 2014
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People make your world
Your world is a mirage of moments
Moments are what **** you
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BF Dec 2014
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Maybe indecision is just the pretty packaged way of saying you were unable to decide if I was worth the decision

The package has been stamped with "Return to sender– Happy with new girl I decided to decided on"

And all that I'm left with
is a cardboard box
An empty cardboard box
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BF Dec 2014
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"I think you're really beautiful and I feel really warm when I'm around you and my tongue swells up."

I think you're really handsome and I feel strangely flushed when I'm around you and my heart swells up.
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BF Jul 2015
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I'm flexing a muscle that no one can see
Put your hand to my chest,
you'll feel its strain
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BF Dec 2014
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you enable me
you toy with me
you puzzle me
you frick with me, you frack with me
you scatter my thoughts
my wits
my heartstrings
but you also make me laugh
and that kind of trumps everything else
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BF Dec 2014
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Here you are
It's 3 AM and you find yourself trying to write your next great poem
and you're ****** at yourself because you ate all of those calories
and you feel betrayed by Mr. Bubble because even he can't make you feel better
Water so cold it's hot
Water so hot it's cold
You crack your knuckles under that water
And oh what an odd sound it makes
You think the faucet is cranked tight
but still it drips
Drips, drips
drips
Rippling into your puddle of scripted dreams
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BF Feb 2015
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Feelings—
*fickle
frustrating
fragile
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BF Jun 2015
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Honeycomb eyes
I look not at them, but into them
I see one so funny
And so sad
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BF Mar 2015
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Maps so often fail to reflect
the little places that have
left trails along our hearts
Like the hill—the hill where
he rested his head in my lap
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BF Mar 2015
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It was the attempt to meet somewhere we both had never been
But I've never been one to travel light
Weighed down, I missed my train
And I missed you, missed you forever
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BF Mar 2015
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I am colorblind to all
the dark parts of you;
Somewhere over the rainbow,
we still see what we want to see
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BF Apr 2015
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In a collision of
pasts and presents,
I think my lips would
remember yours
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BF Nov 2014
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I know I know I know
I know how this song goes
Your lyrics persuade my ears into believing that you wrote it for me
Your melody rocks my heartstrings
and rolls over me like a tidal wave of confetti
in celebration of the day we first met;
a day when the world was still and silent
All for a single piano
playing a song
that would come to be our own
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BF Jun 2015
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Judy croons Zing went the strings of
my heart
and I wonder happened to mine
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BF Mar 2015
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I'm not even religious
but I'm giving you up for Lent
A sacrifice second only to chocolate
I'll see you again April 5
And the madness will resume
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BF Mar 2015
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You sin me sideways and repent
by skimming your hands down my body
Taking your time taking me,
every whispered word a prayer
My body your holy grail
You found me while many could not
I wasn't hiding hard, I wanted to be found
Wanted to be touched like I was made of the most precious metal,
Beheld like silver
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BF Jan 2015
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A new you, I need.
Yoda, do I think I am?
Stuck, so stuck, am I.
haiku
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BF Feb 2015
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A tube of tooth paste lasts so long when you're the only one using it

*Don't you just want to share your tube of toothpaste with someone?
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BF Jan 2015
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How do you make "I'm
sorry" sound sincere?
Especially when *it is
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BF Oct 2014
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You twist my wrists and bunch my covers,
and you my leave my heart in tangles

You call me sweet and it makes me bitter,
and I don't think I love you

But I have love for you
And I am always sad to see you,
because I am always sad to see you go
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BF Jun 2015
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Comparisons hurt
Especially when
you're lesser
BF Aug 2015
You breathed your words into me
You shook all you, we, couldn't say
If a hug could speak it would have said,
*"Sometimes, there are no words."
BF Sep 2014
Someday I'd like to know you in all seasons.

to know your nose red and raw in winter,
to trick you and treat you in fall,
to dance with you at a wedding in springtime.

If this were love, it would be a summer love.
But for us, there will be no Indian summer.
The full corn moon is rising fast.

Someday, I'd like to know you in all seasons.
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