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 Nov 2020 sol
Moonbeam Dream
scars
 Nov 2020 sol
Moonbeam Dream
you can deny it
but do I need to rip
my bleeding heart
from my chest
to show you the scars
that are carved in your
handwriting
 Nov 2020 sol
fika
then and now
 Nov 2020 sol
fika
you used to be my sun
i needed you to grow

now
i am my sun
and i’ve outgrown you.
i thought i could never live without you and look at me now.
 May 2020 sol
JT
About the time that the skin around his eyes
and behind his ears matches the evening sky
(black and blue, ****** pockets of purple),
a nurse asks me what happened and I tell her,
against white walls, and over a pile of bruised meat,
and beneath the phantom of a prognosis that includes
the words "injury" and "traumatic" and "brain" which seeped into
the atmosphere hours, but that doesn't make any sense,
because just seconds ago we were drinking
from cheap bottles, the color of honey or flypaper
depending on the place, we had black comedy
smeared across our faces like thick shadows under lamp lights,
we were stumbling across a road together
through the city's living darkness and we were twelve
and we were twenty-four and we were forty-five
all at once and that doesn't make any sense, but it's true.
A nurse asks me what happened and I tell her. But
I leave out the flashbang between the parenthesis,
the part where given the choice
between grabbing him or saving myself,
space and time come undone in the headlights of a truck
and I'm back on the sidewalk before you can say
"self-preservation."
The nurse tells me it was lucky I was there,
and a little clear fluid leaks out of his nose in tacit agreement.
heeeeeeavily edited 2/23/17 :P
 Apr 2020 sol
Krizhe Ming
11:11
 Apr 2020 sol
Krizhe Ming
Universe is reaching out
Angels already calling

Time to go back on track
Been wandering longer
Than I should
To find pieces
Of me that were lost

Universe is reaching out
Angels already calling
I almost didn't recognize
As I started to forget
Who I am
And where I am going

Glad I finally heard
Message received
I feel like I've been seeing 11:11 (and 1:11) a lot to say it's just coincedence... And I am really glad to recognize the message now :)
 Apr 2020 sol
JR Falk
so I noticed that we both drink coffee.
just like anyone, we both like ours a certain way.
i like mine sweeter, with just the aftertaste of coffee there.
caramel, sugar, creamer.
i think about when i’ll have my next cup, and the idea of it alone makes me happy.
i don’t care what time of day i have it, i almost always have a cup.
i make time for my coffee.
it might be safe to say i think you like your coffee black.
you might add just the smallest touch to soften its bitter taste, but never too much.
sometimes i think you just pour it and carry on, as though it’s nothing important at all.
as though all it is, is just some quick fix.
like you just want to get it over with.
we drink it in two different ways.
i drink it slowly.
i note every flavor in every sip, i enjoy it.
i note the warmth it brings me.
i like it all hours of the day.
you drink it quickly.
quicker than me, at least.
you don’t care if it burns your tongue, or perhaps you’re used to the pain.
you accept it.
you never let it last, you move on to something else soon after.
i lay in your bed, watching your eyes as they skim the screen in front of you.
your mind is somewhere else.
i savor the moments you look my way, if even for a second, and smile at me.
i wonder if you even notice them.
i feel your laugh vibrate my bones, making the hair on my arms stand on end.
do i make you feel at all?
i reflect on it every time i drink my coffee.
i think about it with each and every sip, taking my time.
something tells me that you don’t do the same.
after all, it's just coffee.
but i put my all into this coffee.
i think you like your coffee black.
3:06am
08.09.18

im actually drinking coffee rn. rip
 Nov 2019 sol
Thelefthandedpoet
By eventide rem,

I espied blue
chinooks. their chorus croons
of past.         again
They lift        and winnow sands of hourglass.
And those mistrals of morose, by ****** dispatched—murmur
more full-mouthed than before —siren melodics
of Auld Lang Syne. and such mortal
acquaintances, not
soon forgot:
       Grief — oh, its reminder!
       Failure —its zing of regret!
what will I become?
they dictate.

Hand buries face.
and the familiared face of dark-aged antiquity —La Luna, pulls  
        me
back.

I dream I am an egg
  shell. fragile
like furry willow catkin. as the wave of cobalt is  
breakable.
does mournful memory, her knock on
                        thoughts, not
the membrane of mind mangle. just as
the over
     dog of        
     under
     world  
whose pedigree from serpentine horror hails,
surely wins?
How to escape the raven's vice.

Fate —that which was set by gods— what chance of it?
To       onto
     bow       requested rewrite? Aye! what prospect
that, of Persephone, to withstand hell-binding chasm
beget by pomegranate seeds?
Next to none.

For there, about surging, by
Poseidon's predestined urging —foamed mouth monsters
            once at crest, crush! and born of primeval void  —darkness,
his teethed trough
                                        dips      
   in
to
swal(me)low? (I am) caught
in wonder, when
will lady Eos don
                     advent
         of dew?
shall her hue of reason ever alight on
          this bedlamite?  

All while, sedated, along
          mind and heartbeat drum, those psalm-less myths
of old. play on
        the stage of age.
stuck-in years, bestowed by Kronos, which not
        will forgive, ever
do relive. I watch that
which is relayed, there —their repeated reconnaissance:
(the enemy lies within.) (the enemy lies within.)

To accept of reject? this
displayed cognizance. over
                 such a weary state. I struggle
against the hate —me
it is? who wages my own weighted war? surely
but Aries holds such power.

I who once cursed the regent which on
    my mind sentenced this punishment!
Alas! tis the victim who does hold key onto
    victories' passage.
  
Cannot no power reigned be blamed. the mind of I
choice       this grave. so must the head, now resurrect.  
           dug

For Janus looks both
forward
and
back.
and which gate
shall I take?  

In time,
I will wake,  
but I cannot go
back.
 Nov 2019 sol
Ricotta
blue
 Nov 2019 sol
Ricotta
I
am
healing
but I don't want you to take off your shoes in my home yet

I
am
healing
but I'm still afraid of your touch

I
am
healing
but while I'm healing, you're burning like a broken electric wire, and while you burn you bloom

so yes, I am healing
slowly
trembling
feeling numb
but healing
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