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  Dec 2019 Elisabeth Meyer
Anastasia
My heart feels like
it's about to shut down
from all the truths
that only I know

People view me
as kind
selfless
heartfelt
with empathy

Yet once they witness
my darker side
this inner demon
that is always
a few steps behind me

Once they see
the ashes and smeared blood
tainted within my mind andĀ heart

I am once again alone
alone to pick up the piecesĀ 
of a love that never was
  Dec 2019 Elisabeth Meyer
poetrybyher
Nothing breaks like a heart
you'll either be overly emotional
or
not care at all
both is dangerous
it can't be easily controlled.
  Dec 2019 Elisabeth Meyer
Bijan Rabiee
Keep me away from higher truths
Let me cope with mundane ones
Or reveal to me the highest truth
I can't be perfect as I am.
I wanna just to be a better person.
I wanna grow, I wanna learn.
I want to be a better one.
I wanna be better than yesterday.
Than year ago, than mounths, than days and weeks.
I wanna just to be a better person.
I wanna being better for you.
  Dec 2019 Elisabeth Meyer
jordan
pto
this time of year
so they don't disappear
i use my vacation days

i sit in a haze
thinking of ways
to justify deep hibernation

or at least a migration
to a southern location
until the warm weather's return

but for now I must burn
the hours I earn
because I must use them

or lose them
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