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Nov 2020 · 153
I saw a ghost
ketjil Nov 2020
I saw a ghost tonight
I'm not sure if it was real
she woke me from my sleep
I said hello

I saw a ghost tonight
but eyes can deceive
and it was dark
and I was just awake

I heard a ghost tonight
but ears can deceive
and other people can make floorboards creek
and I was still half asleep

I may have touched a ghost tonight
it took one swipe of my hand
and she was gone
I didn't feel anything at all

I have never seen a ghost before
I hid unde rmy blanket
telling myself it wasn't real
as I heard footsteps recede

-ketjil
I wonder who she was
I wonder if she will come back
Oct 2020 · 543
I seem to have forgotten
ketjil Oct 2020
I once wrote poems
spilling my darkness
onto paper
now
I wish to write poems
spilling the light
I have found within myself
however
I seem to have lost my touch

-Kejtil
if it was ever there
Jan 2020 · 134
you
ketjil Jan 2020
you
and every night i go to sleep
wondering
would you say yes
if I asked you now?
I don't think she would
Jan 2020 · 144
you
ketjil Jan 2020
you
You are there
Like an ache
In my bones
You are there
Like a heaviness
In my heart
You are there
Like a fixture
In my mind
You are everywhere
In the way I dress
And walk
And talk
And think
You are everywhere
Except in my arms

-jt
if I were only less lonely
Jan 2020 · 554
shapeshifter
ketjil Jan 2020
Shapeshifter
Girl of many faces
Got lost
In between transitions
What is your true form?
Carefully crafted masks
Set out in front of you
Which one
Will you wear
Today?

-jt
Jan 2020 · 226
prayer
ketjil Jan 2020
You whisper
my name
against
my lips

like
a prayer
to the gods

-jt
Nov 2019 · 145
morning sun
ketjil Nov 2019
Kisses
Like
Coming Home
Warm
As the morning sun
Filtering
Through the window
Arms
Wrapping around you
Holding you
Keeping you
Safe

-jt
Oct 2019 · 162
peaceful
ketjil Oct 2019
nubes current
caeruleo picto caelo
cantante vento
et flores saltant
gramibus
-it

the clouds run
over the blue painted sky
whilst the wind sings
and the flowers dance
with the grass
-jt
my first poem in latin! I know it isn't that good but i tried.
Oct 2019 · 158
simple beauty
ketjil Oct 2019
Covered by a blanket of stars
Their light
Dancing between my fingers
Smiling
At the simple beauty
Of the night sky

-jt
Oct 2019 · 222
ageism
ketjil Oct 2019
I am afraid
Afraid to grow old
To have my hair turn white
And my hands grow gnarled
I am afraid
Of time
Shaping me
Making me
A different person
Changing me
I am afraid
To forget
The time
Long gone
I am afraid
Of running
Out of time

-jt
Oct 2019 · 123
those moments
ketjil Oct 2019
Those moments
In which
My body is too heavy
To move
And i can’t
Find
The will
To breathe

-jt
Sep 2019 · 13.8k
broken
ketjil Sep 2019
You can’t compare yourself
With the unbroken girls
Surrounding you
You already shattered
Creating
A new form
Of beautiful

-jt
a somewhat older poem
Sep 2019 · 163
burning insides
ketjil Sep 2019
My breath
Forming clouds
In winter air
Evidence
Of the flames
Burning
In my stomach
Evidence
The fire
Running through my veins
Fingertips
Melting snow
Ashes
Sticking to my eyelashes
Framing
Blazing eyes
Freezing hot
Tears
Burn
My cheeks
Landing
On burned lips
Breathing
Fire

-jt
Sep 2019 · 1.1k
frozen insides
ketjil Sep 2019
What do I do
When my breaths
Form clouds
In winter air
No longer
Evidence
Of my frozen insides
Bones
Of ice
Frozen blood
Unable to run
Fingertips
Turning blue
Snowflakes
Sticking to my eyelashes
Framing
Frigid eyes
Burning cold
Tears
Stain my
Snow white
Cheeks
Landing
On blue lips
Breathing
Frozen
Breaths

-jt
Sep 2019 · 158
prayer
ketjil Sep 2019
You whisper
my name
against
my lips

like
a prayer
to the gods

-jt
Sep 2019 · 347
what happened
ketjil Sep 2019
You were such a beautifully kind girl
Now not a whisper is left of her
What happened?
Dear girl
What happened,
To turn the princess
Into the monster
Maybe
It is that we all forgot
That even angels fall
to become the devil

-jt
Sep 2019 · 267
monsters
ketjil Sep 2019
Funny
How you like to hide
In the darkest corners
Of your room
Isn’t that
where the monsters
are?
Or
Are you
The monster?

-jt
Sep 2019 · 1.6k
goodbye
ketjil Sep 2019
Today
I wore black
Because
Event hough
I am still breathing
I am no longer
Alive

-jt
Sep 2019 · 2.7k
what if
ketjil Sep 2019
What if
You have been fighting
A losing battle
All along
What if
The silence
Within you
Is only
The calm
Before the strom
And
It is going to be a fight
You just cannot
Win

-jt
my biggest fear.
Sep 2019 · 109
panic
ketjil Sep 2019
The walls are
Closing in
The silence
Is unbearable
My breaths
Come faster
Chest heaving
Wild eyes
Unfocused
Nails
Digging into my skin
Trying
To ground me
Tunnelling vision
Scattered
Afraid
Help
Losing strength
I can’t breathe
Panic
Deafening silence
Desperately grasping
For anything
To ground me
Pain
Nails digging into skin
Teeth
Biting my lip
Grounded
Focused
Breathing

Lost

-jt
Sep 2019 · 163
silence
ketjil Sep 2019
Panic floods me
Rage burns
Sadness settles heavily in my stomach
Rage burns
Panic floods me
Silence is left
Pressing down on my lungs
I’d rather burn
I’d rather drown
Than choke on every breath
Sep 2019 · 764
bring me the moon
ketjil Sep 2019
Oh Artemis
Girl of the wild
Girl of the moon
Goddes girl

Oh Artemis
Daughter of lighting
Daughter of rain
Daughter of storms

Oh Artemis
You swore an oath
Did you not?

Oh Artemis
What would your father say
If he found out
You broke it?

But
Oh Artemis
Break it
I beg you
Break your promise
And bring me the moon

-jt
a bit of mythology
Sep 2019 · 197
heavy
ketjil Sep 2019
My body is heavy
My eyes are u n f o c u s e d
I
Can’t
         Find
                The
                      Strength
To

-jt
sometimes.
Sep 2019 · 337
bring me you
ketjil Sep 2019
When I am feeling down
bring me
your soft voice
and your sweet lips
hold me tight
when I can’t
keep myself together
bring me you
and everything
will be okay

-jt
let me know what you think!
Sep 2019 · 141
I
ketjil Sep 2019
I
My body is a temple
Ancient and crumbling
I speak in languages
Old as dust
The sea
Retreats when I come near
The earth
Quakes beneath my feet
Trees
Bow to me
When i walk past
Don’t mistake me
For one of the gods
Even they
Fear me
Even I
Fear me

-jt

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