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She dance for me in my T-Shirt with her Victoria’s Secret lingerie

She move closer & begins to whisper...

--“Tonight, let’s me & you have a private party. Be the Director & make this movie.”

Who knew that she would mess with a Chicago kid from the south side of Harvey.

After tonight, we may end up together with strings attached .
Own it
Henry Oct 3
I sit in my school's dusty library
Like a picture taken on film
Full of grain and texture
Frozen beams of light
Through slanted venetian blinds
Capture and hold dust
Suspended like dew in a spider web
sitting in the library
10/3/20
Henry Oct 2
Rigid, impasto clouds
Stick out of the sky
Like Van Gogh
Put them there himself
Sky peaking between
Buildings and towers
Pushed and pulled
Twisted and ripped apart
Like fabric tearing slowly
Moved by the breeze
Invisible currents slicing
A silent cacophony of air
I reach up and feel
Solid, dried paint crackles
Under my finger tips
I pull my hand away
Digits stained white and blue and gray

Shifting streets and their buildings
Pulsing and moving and shaking
Jagged and prickly corners
Edges of windows glint
Like drops of blood
On the edge of a sword
Walls and sidewalks
Rough like a giant cat's tongue
The skyscrapers carve the landscape
Into a distorted forest
An amalgamation of today
And yesterday and the day before that
I reach forward and feel
I pull back in shock
Fingers pricked and knees scraped
imagery from where i live now
Jake Welsh Aug 29
books written in symbols
were attempts to mimic the language of the heart

somewhere i jotted within an admission of love

i wonder who knew it first
and how profound it could be when it was there the whole time

~

i find myself at Union Station,
where people pass time sitting silently in pews.

closing doors kick a breeze that weaves between the columns
holding up the heavens
the hair on my arm waves like wheat stalks

i’ve got a hunch i could go just about anywhere from here

the halls here just go on and on.
it’s not the whole world, but it’s the only place i want to be.
hi everyone, i haven't posted here in a while, but i thought it would be appropriate since i just released my new poetry chapbook. if you like this poem, you should check out some of my samples on my etsy page!

take care,
jake

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Pockets Aug 28
In a small town with big dreams
A girl named Chicago
Plays sim city
She builds the skylines
She will one day design
But until then her mom
says video games are just a waste of time
xavier thomas Jul 12
Wanted a bag of chips
Went inside Shell’s gas station
Seen you staring at me
Grabbed the golden Trojans instead
You approached my presence
Trying to investigate me
We head back to your place
To get lost in those sheets

Said listen, love
Go ahead & spread them legs open so I can take this dive
Promise not to judge you
When I f--k you good before I hop back on this road tonight
Don’t you worry
I’ll make sure I hit every wall with constant strokes
The only issue is
You’ll be catching feelings, yearning for some more

May
May turn you sideways
Look back at it & just gaze
Eyes rollin’ as you moan
Talk about you in my next poem
Trojans ain’t working for me
Going raw feeling the tightness
Satisfy my quench now

Said listen, love
Go ahead & spread them legs open so I can take this dive
Promise not to judge you
When I f--k you good before I hop back on this road tonight
Don’t you worry
I’ll make sure I hit every wall with constant strokes
Only issue is
You’ll be catching feelings, yearning for some more
One-Night Stand
Aaron Combs Jun 13
This, this song I made you, let it pierce your heart,
like the silver moon earrings, close your eyes,

Let me hold you on high.
Let me hold you on high.

Like the Kansas fields that outnumber the stars,
let's walk on the wheat fields of gold, for even
if I can't forgive you, my heart will freely love you.

Over and over,

like red Georgia Peaches,  like Florida Beaches,
wave after wave, I’ll show you a new song,
So we can be one again,  let it all sweep you away.  
For the diamonds at dusk, are waiting for us.

For like the Chicago sunrise, let the power of it's sunrise,
sing you back to life, until you are alive and washed by dreams.

Embrace me, hold on, like a California dream, pretend it's just me,
like the ring on your finger, let this be,
let this be, a time between you and me.

For if you harden your heart, lets go back to one,
let me be like your silver moon earrings,

let me hold you on high.
let me hold you on high.
din le lo May 27
Why can’t I shake you?
Why can’t I let you go?
“Is this scale accurate?”
Perplexed I let it go
But not you
Not Chicago
So natural warning me before I entered
Assuring me before nightfall
Are you trapped inside of me forever?
5 am on a Wednesday
You come to me as I stare past save the dates
Billie Marie May 10
Meet me under the thorny tree
near the fishing pier, my Love
and I will sing a song you will want to hear
above all man’s kind of sirens
A melody to drown out popping death cracks
and stomping footsteps of captivity
And, I will paint for you a memory
in shades of purple and green
to recolor spinning red flames
that glisten in flowing crimson
stains of our demise
And I will show you a clearing in the path
you always knew was here
even if you couldn’t see it
past the pretty city lights
Owen Feb 25
I flew up to Chicago
for you.
I needed to see you
hear you
share your air.
I hoped to fall
in love
with you
while there.
Old friend.

But instead
I found a city of dreams,
lovers,
fidelity.
I held on to my hat and my chest
as the windy city swept me off my feet.
As I wished you'd let me sweep you off yours.
I tasted the heart of the town
heard its song,
was dazzled
by its waters, lights, people.
You belong here.
In this place
away from me, but forever in my memories.
I cant forget you
I've tried to
For so long.
But we are better off
apart.
As friends.
It hurts but its true.
I could never satisfy you
in this place.
I wish you the best,
Chicago is where I'll put us
to rest.
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