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Samantha Nguyen May 2020
there's always a reason
behind your decisions.
i have no right to feel these emotions
     jealousy
     anger
     sadness
and when i say it's
          impossible
to feel this way right now,
i'm told that
          i'm possible
for anything that wants to achieve me.
because i'm not the type of person to accomplish much,
so i try my best to be the accomplished.
and i have, but it isn't a good thing.
a.l.
Samantha Nguyen Mar 2020
I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE WAY SHE SMILED...
HAVEN'T SEEN THAT SMILE IN AWHILE...
WONDER IF IT'S STILL THE SAME...?
a.l.
Samantha Nguyen Mar 2020
i trip over
your long legs when
i walk past you
and each time
you walk past me
you kick
my bag and
smirk at me
you are
such a
bully
a.v.
Samantha Nguyen Mar 2020
your legs stretch out
in front of you a little
to the side,
          too long, too long
to fit underneath
your desk,
like it's too small.
          to me, to me,
there is a giant
who sits behind me
carefree, careless, and
          so tall, so tall, so
     tall
a.v.
Samantha Nguyen Jul 2019
why is that girl over there
surrounded by the darkness of the clouds?
she can’t feel but she can still taste
the blue, wondering who
the unspoken words
will melt into.
if i could read her mind, i bet
she’s thinking of the roof of her school
look down upon people wrapped in gold,
the roof that will be the end of her.
she’s thinking of jumping into
the blue ocean she drowns in,
making a tiny splash that no one will notice,
swimming away, floating away,
slowly.
and on her last day,
she will find the answer she’s been looking for,
because it has been right in front of her,
at the edge of the roof, the entire time.
she will let the wind carry her away as she falls,
nothing to stop her but the concrete she lands on.
tell me why, give me a straight answer, give me a reason why i should stay away
a.l.
Samantha Nguyen Mar 2019
her
eyes bear into my
soul but she looks
at him like he is
dessert.

she
smiles. then
he smiles.
and i “smile”.
grimace.

hello, she
says. hello,
he says.
hello, jealousy.

i can’t believe it’s true.
me? jealous?
hahahahahahahahahaha.
yes.
a.l.
Samantha Nguyen Mar 2019
i don’t even know how we got here.
we’re lost, out of control,
being driven crazy.

i still dream of a boy
that i used to know.
now i’m stuck looking
for a place to fit in.

can’t find a place and
now i’m late.
we walk in looking
like we just had a make-out session.

but actually, that’s just because
we tried to run one mile
in two minutes. honestly,
i thought this would work.

but you ran ahead.
why didn’t you wait for me
to catch up?
now every spot is taken
no space
left for
me.
one life in these two minutes
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