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I can see the time dripping down the clock,
Have I told you how my eyes talk too much?
I can smell the workings of a broken watch,
And how your cheap perfume leaves its touch.

I can taste your heart swimming in our salt,
I can't ever let my tongue give you up.
I can hear your feet as you dance on stone,
Your voice makes makes my ears want to worship,

I can feel our distance begin to rust,
I don't think you realise how your lips threw that punch,
I can balance the hole in the back of my mind,
When the hairs on my neck start to follow my hunch.

I can hold the weight of our last fight,
You've forgotten any joy that was once my throne.
My seven senses still cannot make me aware of what I really don't want to realise.
My life is a mess,
full of ups and downs but,
she is the variable that
constantly keeps my equation of life;
maybe i overdid it.
ryn Dec 10
Do not fear the shifting sand

under the weight of your feet.

For you may not know balance,

without the test of instability.
Sophia Nov 28
you and I
must be balanced
in order to be
by one
The truest darkness,
The darkest night,
Is not a place without light,
But where light will never return.

Darkness cannot roam without darkness,
And light cannot grow without darkness.
Forever in a tug of war,
But neither side can win.

From the co-existence of light and dark,
Both live, and both die.
They are tied to one another,
Simply two sides of a coin.

Do not try to rid of darkness,
And let light roam free.
Neither let darkness consume,
And fall into the endless void.

I envy you,
I’ve seen too much, heard too much.
People trying to tip the careful balance of light and dark,
But the forces always turn back to square one.

Don’t say I did not warn you,
Don’t say you didn’t know.
Neither can win, and neither can lose.
Interfering will the game,
And chaos will ensure.
Emily Nov 17
When I see pride in others,
Open my eyes to my own pride.

When I hear of injustice,
Open my ears to the cries of those I have wounded.

When I feel neglected,
Make me sensitive to those I have ignored.

In short,
When I am upset by other’s wrongs,
Show me how I am guilty of the same.

When my internal voice rejects who I am,
Open my ears to hear the affirmations of others.

When I feel unlovable,
Enable me to receive the love of others.

When I am in need of a hug,
Point me toward someone who could use one too.

In sum,
When I am believing lies,
Open my ears to the truth shared by others.
lX0st Nov 15
I am no child of ***
Something sinister designed me
With a heart that hurts too deeply
Sword tongue that cuts too sharply
Skin that bruises easy
Eyes that don’t see clearly
Some narcissism, optimism
Pinch of pessimism
For good measure
Brain cell battlefield
Truth fronts on both ends
Devil’s distorted spectrum
I falter in the middle
An impossible distance
Clouded by cognizance
And carelessness
There is only now
And now, I am
Everything and nothing
Unbalanced, unfallen
The void in silence
Sudden vacuum of air
White light in sheer darkness
Vicious cause for despair
Sweet surrender is calling
But I don’t belong there
mslu Nov 14

i've dipped in and out

the mountains i thought i moved took back their strength

and in the taking,
cracked open the ground

leaving me off-balance than before

yes, i should've fought back but


i stay dipping in and out

there's no such thing as control

no such thing as handled

a loose grip

had me falling through the cracks
and as i fell onto hard times

the darkness welcomed me

so i stayed

. . .
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