"Tell me, Atlas,
What is Heavier:
The world or its people's hearts?"
I lose myself in a memory of scents.
cigarettes and Chanel
spices and Spring
I lose myself in nostalgic fragments.
I'm the most selfless narcissist in the room, I think
the shutters are kept a jar closed this morning. i will only see out of one eye. my own blue light vibrates, hollows out my greying stomach leaving space to think - - you should’ve reached out but i can’t get my hand past the edge of my bed, so i use my hands instead to harden my molten tongue and soften my clenched cheeks. a sour gap between chin - - belly. rolling a mushy blade of grass between my fingers - - stretching a water bottle - - kicking the end of my bed - - do you feel empty? she said. I said - - like unthreaded needles? like tupperwear unfilled? - - is that empty? you felt like silk disrupted with the crease on your forces and i tried to collect the other day but you weren’t even there it was some other guy i only see you when i buy bags of must i miss the hugs you gave from ear to floor but now you’re cheating on me with yourself and now i’m a zippo without fluid and you’re the first *** packet without a number and without a warning and i'm without - -
one line poem broken by - -
about someone i want to love
you’re my favourite mistake to make.
I am the truth of your lies.
Couldn't see the rain before it flooded everywhere.
Once fooled, twice foolish.
I'll finally be awake to eventually fall asleep.