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Nov 2022 · 385
Emily Nov 2022
the sea became separate from the sky.
casting a golden glaze upon a million shades of soft blue.
the burning flame grew ferociously,
fanning it’s yellow fibres
between the round, fluffy clouds.
one breath,
comes and goes unconsciously,
as does the translucent ocean,
lapping upon the sparkling sand.
Nov 2022 · 98
Mourning sky
Emily Nov 2022
the night the moon fell from the sky.
weeping stars scattering their gold dust below
and covering the streets with a deafening silence.

we look to the mourning sky,
and ask why,
they were chosen so soon.

one less plate at the dinner table,
two fewer shoes stationed at the front door.
three last
“i love you’s”
“I’ll be home soon”
“see you in five.”

grief eventually fades,
they say.
while we wait for the “eventually”

we’ll look for you in the rainbows
search for you in the stars
find you stashed away in our back pockets
like a lucky penny
we hold on to forever.

together we’ll see this through
we will remember you.
Sep 2022 · 141
one time use
Emily Sep 2022
if only we could recycle love,
like we recycle plastic bags.
glass bottles,
poured empty of cheap *****.
consumed on nights
where the pain seeps through the invisible wall.
filling the cracks with words of regret,
and stories better left untold.

love can not be recycled,
it is a one time use only.
moulded into unique shapes,
to fit different puzzles,
and run through different blood streams.

you see,
love can not be infinite,
no matter how much we wish it so.
we are only human,
humans who tire easily
and quickly lose hope.

since love can not be recycled,
don’t give a handful of stars,
to someone who won’t even let you in their galaxy.
Aug 2022 · 136
Emily Aug 2022
there are some things
words can simply not describe
certain feelings that when spoken
sound like a foreign language
tucked away in the ridges of our gums
and clinging desperately to the back of our teeth

there are some feelings
buried deep within our stomachs
like the butterflies we find on first dates
sealed away in first kisses and whispered words

yet these butterflies are more sinister
battering themselves against our ribcages
“i need to be free”
“let me fly”

when they finally spread their wings
and are released from their cage
the sky is silent

because there are some things
words can simply not describe

like the feeling of being completely alone
in a room full of butterflies
Jan 2022 · 1.1k
Emily Jan 2022
a love lost,
is a love found.

a love for art
a love for earth
a love for literature
a love for life
a love for me

a love lost,
is a love found.

so thanks,
for allowing me
to find love
in myself.
Jan 2022 · 209
Emily Jan 2022
not everything can be black and white.
some things were made to be viewed in full colour,
blinded by pretty pinks,
and engulfed by a sea of shades.

it may be easier to view the world with eyes shut tight.
ignore the things you despise,
and refuse to read between the lines.

but imagine how much beauty,
how much colour,
how much life.

Jan 2022 · 265
to jump or not to jump
Emily Jan 2022
and that's how you left me.

in rain water,
and heartache.
surrounded by a pool
of emptiness.
the cold was unbearable
i couldn't bare to move.
knowing once I did
it would be
the end,

of everything.
Emily Jan 2022
if the walls could speak,
would they whisper thoughts of comfort?
would they soothe my sleepless nights with lullabies,
and fix my broken parts with words?

if the walls could speak
would they spill the secrets stored between the ceiling cracks?
the ones screamed out during fights,
with no one but myself.

if the walls could speak,
would they tell me it’s too late?
or would they say it’s too soon?

either way,
the walls cannot speak.
and i’m not sure i’d want to know what they think,
even if they did
Jan 2022 · 93
Find me
Emily Jan 2022
if you look hard enough,
you'll find it.

buried within that burgundy sweater you wore last tuesday.
last tuesday,
when the sun reflected its pretty pink rays on the window,
lighting your cheeks with the promise of the new day.

if you look hard enough,
you'll find it.

undiscovered like a child playing hide and seek,
buzzing with excitement,
yet nervous with every sound and movement sent their way.

if you look hard enough,
you'll find it.

engraved on the back of your hands,
disguised as accidental touches,
and unspoken words.

if you look hard enough,
you'll find it.

and once you find it,
there's a hope,
that you'll find me,
Dec 2021 · 89
an artists easel
Emily Dec 2021
the colour of your cheeks,
after you told me you loved me.

skin adorned with rose colour markings,
kissing every corner of your face
and blessing you with the beauty of love.

i never thought i could be jealous of a colour.
until i itched to fill your body with pigment,
like tattoo ink seeping into your skin.

the colour of your heart,
after i told you i didn’t love you.

the sky opened up that day,
creating puddles around my feet,
deep enough to drown my sorrows.

was the only colour i could offer you.

burning red.
was the colour you deserved.
Oct 2021 · 96
Emily Oct 2021
my thoughts come alive at dusk.
they come alive when the sky is lit by a soft pink glow,
reflecting the last seconds of the day against rosy cheeks and sun kissed skin.
they come alive when the birds fall silent,
their song drowned out by streetlights and fast cars.
my thoughts come alive while the rest of the world goes to sleep.
Emily Oct 2021
there are so many things i want to say to you.

here i stand,
before you in silence.
watching your hair blow softly in the wind,
and your eyelashes kiss your freckled cheeks.

i had so many things i wanted to say.

i am frozen.
like a boat in the middle of winter,
drowning in your stormy blue eyes.

i can’t remember,
a word of which i wanted to say to you.

so i just say
and walk away
with a head full of thoughts
and a mouth full of words
Jun 2021 · 91
my petals are dying
Emily Jun 2021
just like a flower,

i sit and wait,

for the butterflies to return home.

i wait,
and i wait,
and i wait.

and as i wait,
i wonder.
are you on your way?

i know,

things are not the same anymore.


  not the same


i sit.

and i wait,

and i wait.

for the butterflies to return home.
Jun 2021 · 78
through you
Emily Jun 2021
i want you to notice me,
the way i notice the sunset.
how golden rays reflect along the shore,
promising to bring the light of a new day.

i want you to notice me,
the way he notices her.
how long eyelashes kiss her rosy cheeks,
as they whisper words of love into the night.

i want you to notice me,
the way i notice you.
all at once,
yet little by little.

uncovering you,

so one day,

you’ll uncover me too.
Jun 2021 · 520
you before me
Emily Jun 2021
“till death do us part.”
little did i know,
i died the day i said
“i do.”
Emily Jun 2021
i followed you blindly
down this path they call love,
leaving myself behind
without a bread crumb in sight.

i left her standing there,
next to the wilting rose bush,
powered by the endless possibilities
of life before you.

the house in which you built for me
looked soft and inviting,
adorned with heart shaped pillows
made from hand plucked feathers.

the home in which you built for me
looked soft and inviting.

soft and inviting,
until i realised.

that the feathers in which i laid upon,
were my own.

and now
i am without

wings to fly.
Mar 2021 · 84
maybe tomorrow
Emily Mar 2021
loving is easier in the dark.
there is only room for moonlight.
no questions,
no answers.
just you.
always you.

so love me tonight,
in our darkest hour.
hold me until the sun comes up.

and maybe we'll meet again,
under our own twilight sky.

for tonight,
while engulfed in the dark,
we are infinite.
Nov 2020 · 72
with the tide
Emily Nov 2020
it’s almost a crime,
to visit the beach,
and not touch the sea.
that’s what you had told me,
that night.
that night,
where the stars shined,
almost as bright as you.
i remember every little detail,
capturing every moment,
like it was the last thing i’d ever do.
those photographic memories,
will always be kept,
in the back of my mind.
tucked away in Pandora's box,
only to be opened on nights,
like tonight.
nights where i think about you,
everything we were.
everything we could have been.

in a world,
where everyone seemed to look through me,
you looked right at me.
looked at me,
like i was special.
like nothing in the world could quite compare,
to the feeling of both of us,
being together.
and i believed it,

unapologetically you.
unapologetically us.
Nov 2020 · 150
blank canvas
Emily Nov 2020
i ache to feel inspired.
long for the thoughts and feelings i once knew.
let my mind consume itself with possibilities.

i ache to feel important.
to know my words are devoured,
by someone with a fragile heart and mind.

i want to run away with myself.
run away to that place of opportunity.
where i glow brighter than the stars,
and emit warmth stronger than the sun.

i ache to feel that way again.
that important kind of way.
where i am more than just my body.
where i am my thoughts, my feelings.
Nov 2020 · 73
broken record
Emily Nov 2020
i wish you could understand
why i am,
the way i am.

i wish you could understand,
why i think too much.
why i hate wednesdays.
why mornings are difficult and nights are not.
why i prefer the moon over the sun.
and why i don’t love myself,
as much as you love me.

i just wish you could understand me.
but you don’t.
and that’s fine.
because i don’t understand me,
Sep 2020 · 68
roses are red
Emily Sep 2020
the house we built
from roses grown in our garden
began to wilt last tuesday
and i’m not sure why
broken petals began to gather at my feet
but i’m afraid that soon
the thorns will begin to cut deeper
and red will become my least favourite colour
when it used to be my favourite
Sep 2020 · 284
Emily Sep 2020
i was always amazed
how you were capable
of loving
while hurting.
and i guess
i’ll continue to be amazed
as you love me
while I hurt you
Emily Sep 2020
here it was dark,
there were no trees,
nor sunlight.
she wore her lipstick,
like a scarlet letter.
in the dusty light,
stood next to his car,
she found him.
painted like a fools fantasy.
on the verge of sinking,
was better suited to the dark.
in the light,
everything looked temporary
as if built by a giant toddler.
she reminded herself,
why she was here.
she took his hand,
and drove until the morning.
Aug 2020 · 57
rising tide
Emily Aug 2020
there’s something about the way,
the sun hits the shore in the afternoon.
how the rays reflect along the water,
warming the ocean with its smile.
i settle on the sand and face the sky,
eyelashes kissing my cheeks with every breath.
the birds are flying south for winter,
leaving behind the essence of summer.
salty air fills my lungs
while the sound of waves crash against the rocks.

there’s something about the way
i can be here alone
but not feel lonely at all.
and even though
the water washes away my footprints
it doesn’t make me sad.
because i know
that’s just the beaches way
of telling me to always make new memories
Jan 2020 · 25
Emily Jan 2020
I used to be jealous,
Of the way other people kept their gardens.
Their flowers flourished,
And laced a pathway with bright colours.
I couldn’t understand why,
Mine always seemed so dull.
Almost like I was watching through a black and white screen.

I couldn’t understand why,
Mine wasn’t as pretty as theirs.

I couldn’t understand why,
Until one day
I realised
That letting the sunshine in,
Does absolute wonders.
Dec 2019 · 254
up there
Emily Dec 2019
i dream far too much about the galaxy.
long to float through a sky,
void of problems and cares.
caress the moon with a gentle hand,
and thank him for getting me through the long nights.
i want to shine as bright as the stars,
inspire all of the people below.
dance along the milky way,
and make friends with a shooting star.

let her carry me into the next world.
Dec 2019 · 334
double edged sword
Emily Dec 2019
i seek comfort
inside your arms
wrapped up with soft words
and gentle touches

i seek comfort
inside the galaxies
stolen from the sky
and placed within your palms

i seek comfort
in you

and oh
what a double edged sword it is
seeking comfort
in the person
that broke your heart
Nov 2019 · 178
milky way
Emily Nov 2019
i painted the sky blue for you,
hand picked the stars,
that lace the milky way.
bundled them between my fingers,
until they engraved themselves onto my palms.
i befriended the moon,
and asked him for a favour.
in hopes we’d be able to relive this night,
again and again.

i painted the sky blue for you.
stained my fingertips,
with an entire galaxy.
welcomed it into my blood stream with open arms.

i painted the sky blue for you.
you never even bothered to look up.
Notice me
Nov 2019 · 127
Emily Nov 2019
cherry coloured lips,
peach flavoured bubble gum.
sounds of the summer,
echoing through my ears.
memories engraved into the lines of my body.
memories of laughter,
and memories of you.
memories of us,
and the things we do,
the things we did,
and the things we were.
just kids.
with sand in between our toes,
and stars bundled between our fingers.
just you,
just me.
just us.
Oct 2019 · 129
I like it better here
Emily Oct 2019
I dream in technicolour,
Standing between the green green grass
I look up at a rose painted sky.

This world shines bright,
Glistens like a blue sea
Reflected by the warm sun.

I’m surrounded by myself,
And I look happy
Happy to be home.

I dream in Technicolour,
So I close my eyes.

Feel the warmth kissing my cheeks,
Lulling me into its soft embrace.

I dream in Technicolor,
And I’ll never go back to black and white.
Aug 2019 · 265
pretty, like you
Emily Aug 2019
i want to lace the air
with pretty words,
that sparkle softly
like the stars.
pretty words,
that make my lips tingle,
and make your heart flutter
like the butterflies we saw on your birthday.
Emily Aug 2019
Oh, my love
Can’t you see?
You deserve the universe.
The stars and the moon
Handed to you on a golden platter
Surrounded by red roses
And everything sweet in this world.
Yet I’m floating around this empty sky alone
All because we’re lead to believe  
To accept the love
We think we deserve.
So I’ll wait patiently
With a hand full of stars
Until you deem yourself worthy enough
To accept my galaxy

I hope you realise soon.
Jun 2019 · 1.2k
your worth
Emily Jun 2019
and just because
your problem seems a little less significant
than another
doesn’t mean
you aren’t worth to be given
a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day
Feb 2019 · 433
honey hour
Emily Feb 2019
golden dust
underneath my fingernails
fragments of stars
engraved on your skin
moonlight is a curse
buried within a promise
in which a new tomorrow
rises with the tide
Feb 2019 · 390
Emily Feb 2019
i bleed in words
lying restlessly
with ink stained skin
messy thoughts
and messy feelings
painting my body
i’m drowning in an ocean
of my own self destruction

i bleed in words
yet i have nothing to say
Feb 2019 · 434
I hope
Emily Feb 2019
May the stars forever shine and the moon forever glow.
May your mind be forever beautiful and your heart forever kind.
May the tips of your fingers forever tingle with the feeling of love and light.
May you forever live happy, loved and carefree.
Jan 2019 · 444
Emily Jan 2019
if i could get
my feelings about you
written down on paper
i’m sure i’d be
a famous poet
but no matter how hard i try
or how long i think
no words come to mind
just a tight feeling in my chest
and a warm fire inside my heart
Jan 2019 · 174
Emily Jan 2019
i lost myself in you
lost myself
in your diamond mind
and your ocean eyes
i completely
lost myself
in you
i’m not
for a way out
Jan 2019 · 497
chain reaction
Emily Jan 2019
all the stars in the sky could never amount to the light inside my chest
that switches on every time you look at me like that
Dec 2018 · 321
skin deep
Emily Dec 2018
see her naked
before you see her without her clothes
Dec 2018 · 251
do not touch
Emily Dec 2018
you sparked a fire inside of me
hot enough to burn down my defenses
now i'm left in an empty house
with no way to put out the flames
Dec 2018 · 205
my sunshine
Emily Dec 2018
your smile could light up
an entire sky
yet you choose to brighten
only my day.
and maybe it’s selfish
that i want to bottle it up
and save it for the rain
then again
you don’t seem to mind
Dec 2018 · 229
Emily Dec 2018
you make me see the world
through brighter eyes.
with a prettier mind,
and a softer voice.
i’m dreaming in technicolor
and i’ll never go back to black and white.
Emily Dec 2018
why do you like him?
he asked
he inspires me
she answered
simple as that.
Dec 2018 · 1.4k
i’ll sea you soon
Emily Dec 2018
i look at the ocean
to remind myself of you
it gives me comfort knowing
once the tide leaves
it’s sure to return again
miss u :(
Dec 2018 · 289
don’t be so sure.
Emily Dec 2018
what makes you sure
you’re all i need?
what makes you sure
you’re the air i breathe
or the words i bleed?

if you’re really that sure
and let’s see
if you’re really
all i need
Dec 2018 · 272
our secret garden
Emily Dec 2018
i wonder if flowers could bloom
purely by the power of the light you radiate.
if that should be true,
melt the snow beneath our feet
and lay me down in a bed of roses
Dec 2018 · 679
like water in my lungs
Emily Dec 2018
eyes as blue as the sea
i drown every time
you look at me
slowly i can feel myself
Dec 2018 · 512
happier alone
Emily Dec 2018
i thought i’d feel empty if you ever decided to leave me
isn’t it strange
that these days i feel more full then i ever did when i was with you
I’m alone but I’m happier
Dec 2018 · 1.0k
Emily Dec 2018
i hope you can be happy with me
he said
i was happy before you
i replied
and i’ll be happy after you
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