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aimee May 23
The women in my family have worn
their grief like pearls,
tears that fallen down to their ears
hanging daintily,
shimmering powder blue,
passed down from mother to mother,
a generational heirloom.
aimee May 23
match lit,
flickering,
growing,
swaying,
dancing,
glowing,
melting,
melting,
melting,
fading,
subsiding,
snuffed out.
- love described like the life of a candle
  May 23 aimee
N
I'm the warm cup of coffee
he drinks every morning,
but today he's forgotten me

I've been waiting for his
mouth to swallow me all day,
and I'm losing my warmth with
each time he forgets to drink me

After months,
his tongue longed for my sweet taste,
but now I'm cold, bitter, and sour
I’m angry and hurt.
  Jan 7 aimee
Me
Can I be both
the center and
the ray

the middle
and the outskirts

and is this longing why
it hurts so much

and why you asked me
to expand?
  Jan 7 aimee
Robby
If love is for fools
And hate is for monsters
Where does that leave me?

Somewhere in between
Lost in this shuffle
Wandering between forest and sea

Not quite belonging to either
But needing to be with the trees
Someday I’ll grow my roots
  Jan 7 aimee
Ashley
Everybody thinks I'm this imperfect child
The try and change me shape me
Like a cloud in the sky
Call me whatever you want
You can change my outside
Mascara, eyeliner, perfume
But you can't change my inside
Because that is me
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