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 Apr 2019 -
Aaron Michael Brown
My Grandma said,
"To achieve great things
we must live as though
we were going to
die."
All I can say
is that I know
she lived her life
as best she
could.
Sufjan Stevens, "No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross"
 Mar 2019 -
august
strength
 Mar 2019 -
august
forge your wounds and scars into weapons, like swords and blades. if anyone tries to use your weaknesses against you, they will be afraid.
 Mar 2019 -
Hg
needle
 Mar 2019 -
Hg
wri
ting is
threading
your           life
thro             ugh
a ne           edle
and         if
you sew
secrets
you'll
get
po
ke
d
a
l
i
t
t
l
e
.
©Hg
 Feb 2019 -
SerenaDuru
 Feb 2019 -
SerenaDuru
Your warmth helped me open my eyes
And realise that the stars in the sky
Were an illusion of you
Playing on the sky of my eyelids
 Oct 2018 -
Lydia
Puzzle
 Oct 2018 -
Lydia
"But what if we're wrong?"
It was silent
But her thoughts echoed around in my head as we laid on top of her pickup truck
I swatted at the eighteenth mosquito chewing on my leg
I don't want this to be love

We were tangled up in the acoustic music they play on the radio on Sunday mornings
She was trying to dream up something clever to write about
And I was pretending I could learn to play guitar through osmosis,
As if blending myself in with the harmonies, finding her in every lyric, and sheer willpower would give me wings or at least magic guitar hands

She set the alarm, checked it over and over
She was not going to be late for her first day
I told her I'd be asleep when she got home, she told me she knew
I told her to wake me up

I wasn't looking for perfect
Perfect really only applies in first year physics courses
After that, we learn to fall in love with "rough around the edges" or "unique" or "unfinished"
As if their life is a puzzle that we need to complete
Just so you know, it isn't

She bought me breakfast and dropped me off
She used to tell me she loved me, but I know she didn't
She does now, so she doesn't have to say it anymore
When I said, "love," before, I didn't really mean it
Not like I mean loving the garden on the balcony of her apartment or thunderstorms in May
Even if I was a puzzle that she completed (and I'm not saying that I am), we didn't need any glue to fit perfectly
The support on this poem has been unbelievably incredible. I am so grateful for this community with all of these lovely people :)

Please comment :)
 Jul 2018 -
Tharuki
Waves
 Jul 2018 -
Tharuki
I looked at the bright
blue ocean
and looked at the
calming waves
slowly coming,
and going
and i stepped into
the water
a cold rush ran
up my leg as I
continued walking
and then those
calming waves
turned into Big
Monstrous waves
and eventually
I was under them
and I reached for
the surface
but I couldn't
make it.
And I was left
wondering
how something
so perfect
could be so
dangerous.
 Jun 2018 -
Midnight
you said to me
 Jun 2018 -
Midnight
your words exactly:
"i believe our paths were meant
"to intersect,
"but not to sustain.
"to touch,
"but not to cling.
"to meet,
"but not to unite. "
and i still love you,
despite.
You kind of broke my heart when you told me this, so abrasively, over a warm beer and a shared cigarette at 4 in the morning.
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