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amanda Mar 30
you’ll start to wonder if
you ever made a noise
you’ll start to believe that
you never fell

because you were alone
in the woods that day
that you came crashing down

i think they were all
just too afraid to admit
that they were wandering
in the forest that day

i think it’s harder for them to admit
that they heard you fall

i think it's harder for them to admit
that they wanted to fall, too
amanda Mar 24
i’m not happy

but i practiced forging
its signature
until no one could tell
the difference
amanda Mar 9
it’s worth the risk
of burning up—

the chance
to sit on the sun
and watch you
revolve around me
for a change
amanda Mar 5
she was
an odd kind
of suicidal

not manic
or depressive,
no—
she lived her days
to the fullest—
hopeful even

that each
would be her last
for the last two years,
i’ve lived every day
like it’s my last,
hoping that it is

which i realize
is dark

and odd
amanda Mar 4
champagne bottles
litter the rock bottom floor
of a woman
desperately wishing
for enough bubbles
to make her float
i’ve been drinking
for four days straight

hoping that if i drink classy,
it means i’m not broken



i’m broken
amanda Mar 2
she had the audacity
to create me
with her own existence

she had the audacity
to subject me to life
with the promise of her love

she had the audacity
to spend her life
putting conditions on her love

i had the audacity
to love in shades of pink
as well as blue

i had the audacity
to drink in shades of red
as well as white

i had the audacity
to live
as well as she created me to

i had the audacity
to destroy me
with my own existence

she had the audacity
to mourn a life she created
with the promise of her love


the audacity
i am not the
christian
conservative
straight
daughter you wanted

i guess we both
let each other down
amanda Feb 25
i’ve always paid it forward

smiles and mercy
forgiveness and understanding

but making you feel crazy
for loving me
the way he made me feel
for loving him

that’s a debt you have
no business paying
the debt’s been paid

love me,
and i promise to let you
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