Grainy night
Too smoggy
Must be a horror film
In a slight fright
I see your face
So glad!
We surround & converse
Then, I blast off
Tick-tock
I had doubts
But he always saves the night
Runs with the cold wind
We settle & plop down
Were drowsy & overworked
Gentle & forthright
Softly talking
Time flies
This is so rare
What we have
Unlike the others
Were dazzling
Radiant stares around
I gracefully poke you
“Are you dozing off?”
“I’m taking it in…”
Don’t worry about me
The divine look
So and so
Its all tolerable
I see you
I know
One day
Someone will see me
Like I see you
Life is grand
Due to you

Is this the end?
I ask 'Azrael'
Where shall I depart
Where shall I restart
Where to take my heart?

What if the answer is silence
And if
Angel of Death
Steals my breath
And Says:
We Love you more
Then you adore
Your Leila

What Shall I say
On that day
When I will be alone on my way
~
Mirza Sharafat

Talking to Angel of Death, when you ask him about your love, but what if he loves you more than you love your beloved.

The streets are fresh
with the withering flesh
of sensuous conversation.
Tiny bits of floating fragments,
plump and succulent,
pass stranger’s ears,
plain to hear
even though I fear
few could ever take them in.
This is the reality in which
I drown just to swim,
a sea of unclear sounds
and half ass observations
made to clutter my notebook.

Stares burn through me
Conversations stop
Whispers spread
Rumors start

Sitting in the back of the room
Nails gripping into my skin
I want to scream
It flashes back

Can I go to the bathroom
Check under the stalls
Slip up cry, go away
Clean makeup

Walk into the room and sit down
People stop and stare
Class starts again
I don’t

Watching the clock high on the wall
Waiting for the hand to move
Grabbing books
Running

They are all talking about you
You need to come back
I will be there for you
It will be better

I'm forced to come back by others
Cold cuts through me
I can’t breath
I see them

I can suddenly breath
I smile back at them
Others look
Oh no

Stares burn through me
Conversations stop
Whispers spread
Rumors start

It will all go away soon sweetie
They will stop talking
Just trust me
Please

Walking the halls once again, again for them  
The same cold rips through me
It is not better
Not at all

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But now we can communicate.
I am not sure what cause this sort of block.
Under normal circumstances I suppose it's human.
To access so much of ourselves mentally.
Yet physically remain mute.
An attempt to be funny. Charismatic.
To yearn the manifestation of being represented such as a memory.
For some it's easy. It becomes culture.
Ignoring this association of fear.
Although slight. We begin to judge ourselves.
In fight beyond a couple of seconds that leads to bliss.
The things that have yet developed.
The possibility that things may not.
But definitely something is there. Reflected from the light of eyes.
Self doubt in light of holding back.
Yet we've evolved.
We've evolved into a splitting image of what we adorn.
The critique of what eyes see & what ears have heard.
We've thought in different ways of what binds.
Now we communicate.
To better service our needs, our wants.
We've binged them all.
Knowing all of our favorite parts, to speak hesitantly about the bad.
We recite them only in private.
Ignoring the kick backs and pot lucks that begin with pleasure.
It begins with the closed culture of what feels foreign
to no longer recite in mental.
Now we communicate

Mims Jan 8

It's like a school ground
I say
running around outside, after rain
Laughing and smiling and romanticized

It's like walking through a city park in the dark
When no dangers exist
And it's early summer
And warm
And there's a bench
And a lamppost
And we sit there all night
Talking

It's like sitting in the TV room at my grandmother's house
All the lights off
Just the muted TV flashing around the room playfully
You sit down next to me
I am both with you and by myself
Or we sit on the wall that separates hall from couch with our feet swinging
Not looking each other in the eye
we always found that difficult
Maybe it was just me
But everytime I saw you
you looked at me with such intensity
I felt like you could tear through me

I sit with my feet on the couch
My head on the floor
Alone
We might talk at all these places in my head occasionally

But we do not meet there anymore

Visiting
Checking in
Hope you're doing well.

We never forget the people that made us feel human for the first time.
halsey Jan 6

My lungs went empty
talking you down

mythie Dec 2017

I want to be friends with everyone.
Is that selfish of me?

Why yes, it certainly is.
You're a very selfish little girl.


I want everyone to like me.
Is that wrong of me?

It's human nature to want to be liked.
However, wanting everyone to like you is quite selfish.


I want everyone to be happy.
Is that bad?

For everyone to be happy, you'd have to remove their egos.
Do you really want to mess with everyone so they become lifeless?


No! Of course not.
I just want to be good.

You want friends.
You want to be cared about.


I do.
Is that so wrong of me to want?

Certainly.
You're an extremely selfish girl.


But, people say they like me.
Is that a problem?

It feels good, doesn't it?
You feel warm and tingly.


I want more friends.
I want to be wanted.

It's unfortunate none of your friends actually cherish you.
You know that, yes?


Shut up.
Be quiet.

You're selfish.
You only think of yourself.


That's not true!
Shut up!

You only want to feel good.
You don't care about anyone else.


PLEASE BE QUIET.
I DON'T WANT THIS NOISE.

Why?
Aren't you the one saying these things, anyway?

Michael Ryan Dec 2017

Even my poems
do not speak eloquence
or a personal soliloquy--
my words lack the lush
and brazen must
that all else seem to speak.

To hold a pearl
is something to behold
a precious mistake
bore into beauty.

I speak muzzled
ideas that are simply
monologues; meant
to only hinge
ideas together.

They do not
let you understand me,
but give a soft or bleak
ensemble of demenor
of someone I've been trying to find.

Do you know who you are? Or even, who am I.
Kewayne Wadley Dec 2017

And there began our oral history.
Removed from text, living and breathing.
Passed back and forth between lips.
I myself a promise, her oath.
The anxious lump that hesitates in the back of the throat.
The inner most of courage exchanged in deep sigh.
Finding it impossible to hold on to my own words.
I hold on to hers, and it is within this freedom am I truly free.
Without confines to anything, other than ourself.
That we find influence from events current and past. 
Well dressed in each others lips.
We both fold the page.
In exception to our next breath

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