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Aphrodite.
Ocean girl.
Bleach my bones.
Make 'em look like pearls.

© Matthew Harlovic
you owe me nothing.
yes, nothing at all
your nothingness owns me
and I await your call

© Matthew Harlovic
*Response to Sara Teasdale’s poem “Debt”
tell me you fear me
tell me I scare you
tell me what I wanna hear
and maybe I'll spare you

© Matthew Harlovic
I didn’t intend for the end to come near
then again didn’t I get us here?

The man in the mirror ain’t the man he appears
He vanishes after a couple of beers

Resentment is one of my qualities
so don’t ******* expect an apology

I’ll probably waste my time all day
wishing for you to call me

© Matthew Harlovic
Matthew Harlovic Dec 2018
to them or they
here's a brief overview
find me on a bad day
i'll hurt both of you

© Matthew Harlovic
I only tagged love because I'm full of it ****
Matthew Harlovic Nov 2018
I toss and turn at night nervous the inferno might
swallow me whole if I leave a light burning bright
so I keep to a crawlspace that I call my room.
Home alone, roll the stone, seal me in this tomb.
The Lord will heal me soon. Has the Spirit always loomed
over me since youth? Where's the proof to back the truth?
I opened up about my life of doom-and-gloom to a sleuth
who replied with nothing from across the booth.

© Matthew Harlovic
Matthew Harlovic Nov 2018
ive been depressed for years
the flex is weird

© Matthew Harlovic
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