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Theanm Ankh Nov 2020
The manic pixie dream girl wouldn't fall for you
So you fell for the poisonous girl in the red dress instead,
Thinking they were the same.
And they're quite similar, really, all mad and free.
But the difference between pixie dream girl and me
Is that she is sweet.
She'll do what she wants: She might love you, she might leave you.
Gently. Softly.
I am not so sweet, not so gentle, not so soft.
I will leave you, I won't love you, and you will come crawling back.
I want you to love me until you cry
And I want you to cry for me like a dying man for breath,
A starving man for a meal,
A soaked man for the sun,
And a deserted man for rain and
Even then
I'll leave you again, crawling through the sand.
All that, just because I can.
bess goldstein Oct 2020
my bed sits, empty as my pocket
bearing nothing more than your old promises
collecting dust, waiting to be heard again
by someone willing to listen.
it breaks me down, every time
I feel you near me
haunting my empty bed
with your sharp teeth.
my body knows your words
can still cut me at my throat
so I wait
patiently, for your blade
to appear beside me
without your hand to hold it.
Nala Alfira Sep 2020
i've invited her to
a dark place which
is called my mind and
she stayed with me

i've taken her to
a rushing river which
is called my tears and
she swam in deep

i've walked her through
an eggshells path which
is called my traumas and
she held me tight

i don't even feel like
i need to make her stay
cause she will
this level of trust is... rare
Nala Alfira Sep 2020
i don't hate you
i fear you
and you make me stay by
teaching me that
to love is to fear and
to fear is to love
lattesandpokez Aug 2020
I had to let you go,
you, who had reminded me how to love
you, who had made me feel things for the first time in a long time
you, whose presence had made me see colours again.

I had to let you go,
you, for whom I would wake up early in the morning
you, for whom I would put a mask on
you, for whom I would run an extra mile in somebody else's perfect body

But I had to let you go,
because despite everything, I would still be at fault
because despite everything, I would always  have to keep trying
because despite everything, I would never be enough

So I had to let you go,
because how could I ever be enough?
when you went for the skies, I went for the oceans
when you went for the calm, I went for the storms
when you went for the sunshine, I went for the shadow

So I had to let you go,
while I still remember how to breathe
while I still smell the flowers
while I still have myself

So I let you go,
someone, to whom I made a promise not to leave
someone, to whom I vowed to never intentionally hurt
someone, with whom I thought I would spend the rest of my days

but then you grabbed my hands,
looked at me with disbelief,
with tears flooding your eyes, you whispered,

"how could you?"
how could you ask "how could I" when all you showed me was how bad I was for you, no matter what I did?
Ankita Dash May 2020
know when you said you wanted the world, wanted us to take on the world?
to read strange eyes and stranger smiles off of strangers' faces;
to see what makes you laugh, bawl, shatter, feel;
to knit stars into daydreams;

but your mama never gave you pocket money.

so you needed a runaway girl to fund your self destruction
and now you've been living backwards because
there is a place in your memory where your hand clenches my autumn kissed green hair that you never really liked

and you like that, don't you, darling?
Phoenix32 Apr 2020
Pretending as though I'm not drowning...
Fiercely searching for the silver linings...
Whilst never taking my eyes off that light at the end of the tunnel...
Knowing someday I will finally reach that distant glow...
I will merge into the light, and I will bath in these rays that illuminate my path...
With a desire for life that burns like the sun;
I shall resurrect from the ashes and fly away...
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