i keep on having these thoughts
of wanting to know how you are doing
have you been eating
whether you are thinking of me,
like how i've been thinking of you

not always
but sometimes
when i hear your name on random days
when i draw a guy's face
when i'm driving silly,
not to your house anymore

i'm just wondering
how did we get here
our end was an abrupt fullstop
and still, my heart tells me that it's not
completely over yet

VØD 1d

Winter froze and solidified our bond together,
Spring blossomed you and I's friendship,
Summer brought warmth into my heart,

Fall gave me you
—————
As seasons come and pass
Our memories forever melt away
As new memories trickle down
Every neuron in our brain

I love the stupid things we did
The things we never share
They're just between you and me
No one else gets in the dare

We have so many secrets
So many special memories together
Nobody else could understand
That's what we're so tethered

Our personalities kiss
They complement one another
I cannot live a day without you
You make my heart stutter

You know, I always asked Gød
To make me wanna be alive
And he did just that
He made you mine

VØD©
I love you Ithas,
Lets do every stupid thing together.
You know me better than anyone
You know my stories and secrets
That I trust no one with, no one but you
I am beyond happy and proud to be your boyfriend
You are my BEST friend of them all
And you are the best girlfriend on this planet
I'll always be there for you
We will make so much more memories together
Each one being more priceless than the last
You will be my first everything, my only everything, and my last everything.
I love you

That cruel distance which kept us apart
Was nothing compared to our desires
Those thougts whirling in our heads all night
Were our only hope for love

I like the length. It's short but accurate.

She broke his heart
It needed stitches
Then he said
All women are witches

She let him down
You’re not to blame
I’m leaving this town
It’s not the same
We had love
But it went away
What could have been
Wasn’t meant to stay

He can’t sleep
And his body itches
Then he said
All women are witches

One bad experience
Cut him deep in side
Deeper and deeper
With a rusty old knife
What was once love
Wasn’t meant to be
You’ll get over her
And those memories

The mind weeps
While the body twitches
Then he said
All women are witches

He took the wrong path
And he walked the line
She took him for granted
While he bought her wine
She lied to his face
Time after time
An utter disgrace
He’s now doing just fine

Not afraid to let go
He told her so
Enough is enough
I’m tired of this show
Free as a bird
Now he’s back on track
He’s fucked her off
And got his life back

Now she’s gone
He does the dishes
And no longer thinks
All women are witches

If I could be a photo
I'd be hers;
with sand-kissed cheek
and golden curls dancing with her eyes.
Her gaze is cast
into the sun,
or something far beyond;
in the shadow of a hand
raised to brow
because her hat was left behind at breakfast.

Beside her a shoulder
strong and warm
adoring each caress
of golden tresses.
He smiles on her profile.
The curve of her cheek
to her squinting eye
show where he
made her laugh
so many times.

There, in warmth of sunset
meet my lover
with the breeze,
a poem in a picture;
just the ocean, him, and me.

I had the first stanza of this in draft, forgotten these 7 months.  Finding it this morning was serendipity maybe, but today the longing inspiration is full.

i just want to relax
i just want you to get out of my head
i need to kill the pain that's burning
slowly
eating up my flesh

i do not want to see your face
i do not need to hear your name
or feel your breath near my ear
when i'm all alone in bed

i just want you to be gone
i just want to relax

you got seaweed stuck in your teeth
when you smile
i see the green leaves
your eyes golden from the bright sunlight
as we feed each other sandwiches i made last night
i hope that you kiss me goodnight later
instead of saying goodbye
i will never ask for more
more time
more laughs
more hugs
more
more
and more
i just want what is present
until it's time for us to go.

VØD Oct 9

Angel of mine
Darkness woven underneath your wings
Hold my darkest secrets—
As fallen as I think I can be
You're always there to carry me
Hold my evils, and hold my desires
Take my sins, drain me like a vampire
Take me away
Dig your claws deeper into my skin
I know we're perfect
It makes my heart spin
That darkness that envelops me:
The shade of your wings
Keeps me safe from the scorching heat of hell above all things
You drain from me my darkness
And you cast it away
I swear to you, with you forever I will stay
I give myself to you completely
There is not a thing you cannot have
Hear me, see me, take me, I'm all yours to grab
I love you with all my heart
Angel of mine
Not even Gød can tear us apart

VØD©
I love you so much Ithas
You make me feel so good
I can never feel bad around you
You're the only one that just "clicks"
We are best friends forever no matter what
And you will always be the best girlfriend in the universe
I love you with all my heart
Out of everything in this world, you're the only one that makes me feel so alive.
Honestly you're so perfect, you're beyond perfect,
You never fail to glaze me with a smile.
I love that your mine, it's all I ever wanted.
I will always take care of you,
I will always listen to you,
Wether it be your words or your silence,
I will listen where others cannot.
I will be your pain killer.
And I will always be there for you no matter what.
1:06am
& I can't ever stop thinking of how much I love you.
Irene Poole Oct 3

We dance to music only you can hear
under the pinprick sky

The air crisp and cool
the beginning of a season
prompting our closeness to embrace away the cold

You twirl me around through the garden
bringing me away and towards
in serpentine motion

I almost trip
but your arms are there to catch me
I stop looking at my feet and gaze up to the night
see the half-moon shining
High  
just like you

We start humming a jazz standard
Sinatra
You know more of the words than I do

"Fly me to the moon, and let me play among the stars..."

We hold hands
your cold fingertips past your cutoff glove
warming in mine
walking in time
to the song
so involved in the melody that the lyrics keep on flowing and I know it's only a song and you were stoned and I was sleepy but still
you said (sung) it

"In other words: I love you."

starry nights out in nature with good company are the best

no copyright infringement intended on the use of the lyrics from "Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)"

Everything in the home is new
She curls her toes against the wooden grain of the floorboards
Rain pelts against the window pane, her fingers flex
The dog moans somewhere beyond the walls
She feels like a phantom, her feet light on every surface
Untraceable, she finds him reclining on the couch
Curled in on himself, eyes, half-lidded
Heavy with sleep, pearled water on his eyelashes
She kisses his cheek, presses her lips against his wet forehead
His eyelids flutter open, his hands pass over the thick hardcover
A poet's book in his hand, pages dog-eared on 352, he opens it
Drowsily reads a poem, her words that she'd written late at night
Dripping from his lips, not mendacious, but holding a deeper truth in his mouth

-

This is where she would end up, in this soft-white-walled home
Everything is new and bright
The cat, curled up on the windowsill, seemingly peering into a divided world
Separated by the gentle pattering of falling rain
Everything outside is gray and cloudless
The computer is on but its light emitted is muted
She seats herself next to him, folds her legs underneath her
His hand grasps hers gently, turns it over, gleaming on her finger is the ring
The quiet and unselfish promise

*

The quiet and unselfish promise
His hand grasps hers gently, turns it over, gleaming on her finger is the ring
She seats herself next to him, folds her legs underneath her
The computer is on but its light emitted is muted
Everything outside is gray and cloudless
Separated by the gentle pattering of falling rain
The cat, curled up on the windowsill, seemingly peering into a divided world
Everything is new and bright
This is where she would end up, in this soft-white-walled home

-

Dripping from his lips, not mendacious, but holding a deeper truth in his mouth
Drowsily reads a poem, her words that she'd written late at night
A book in his hand, pages dog-eared on 352, he opens it
His eyelids flutter open, his hands pass over the thick hardcover
She kisses his cheek, presses her lips against his wet forehead
Heavy with sleep, pearled water on his eyelashes
Curled in on himself, eyes half-lidded
Untraceable, she finds him reclining on the couch
She feels like a phantom, her feet and fingers light on every surface
The dog moans somewhere beyond the walls
Rain pelts against the windowpane, her fingers flex
She curls her toes against the wooden grain of the floorboards
Everything in the home is new

énouement
n. the bittersweetness of having arrived here in the future, where you can finally get the answers to how things turn out in the real world—who your baby sister would become, what your friends would end up doing, where your choices would lead you, exactly when you’d lose the people you took for granted—which is priceless intel that you instinctively want to share with anybody who hadn’t already made the journey, as if there was some part of you who had volunteered to stay behind, who was still stationed at a forgotten outpost somewhere in the past, still eagerly awaiting news from the front.

About this poem - a girl gazes into her future once, then again, in reverse.
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