Submit your work, meet writers and drop the ads. Become a member
Apr 2019 · 276
While I Have You
Doshi Apr 2019
let's stay horizontal
off each other's sweat
and wholesome lies
Apr 2019 · 130
Doshi Apr 2019
lay on top of me
until its safe
Apr 2019 · 168
Morning Ritual
Doshi Apr 2019
Breathe in.
Stare up.
The crack,
inches close.
Will it halt
before the clouds
seep through
and seize my room?
Wait and watch,
I'd rather not.
Till tomorrow,
like all other
pending problems
Sit up.
Breathe out.
Apr 2019 · 334
A Pawn in Disguise
Doshi Apr 2019
Can you capture,
can you get away?
he asked patiently
appearing harmless, helpful
like a sensei

I sat in thought
nervous about my next move
trying to focus on the box in play,
just as he had taught me
ignorantly paying no mind
to the soon-to-be-queen
brewing in a distant plane
A pawn, but only in disguise
stealthily eyeing its next **** 

I looked to him for guidance
but his demeanor had quickly changed
his eyes, no longer looking so kind

My fingers froze, my chest compressed
I thought to myself
can I capture, can I cower?

As it turned out, my next move
would be futile no matter
So I took my pieces and walked away
I was no good at playing games anyway
Apr 2019 · 134
El Fin
Doshi Apr 2019
Last breath
The end
Chest open
Let go
Be gone
Mar 2019 · 257
All Packed, Not Ready To Go
Doshi Mar 2019
The house was being emptied
as we exchanged laughs
talking about
our first cigarettes

Tattered books, toys, plans
placed on the curb for grabs
as I timidly reached for your hand
hoping that new memories could mask
those of the twelve years past
Mar 2019 · 561
Doshi Mar 2019
I lick my lips slowly
savoring each molecule that's left
still confident
in my choice to cut back
all the while unaware
that I'm already trapped

no different than the rest

curtained behind
a dubious smile
watching, waiting
to provide
temporary pleasure
then cater
to another

Three times now
I've washed my hands
and still feel its trace
maybe I'll try
agave next
Mar 2019 · 124
Sin Taxes
Doshi Mar 2019
A few hours of elation
followed by weeks of self-deprecation
Here I am
in trouble again

At least now the greens are gone
soon I’ll even be rid of the bottle
but letting go of our playful banter
is punishment I don’t want to handle

So go ahead and tax me
for pretending there ever was a “you and me”
Mar 2019 · 198
Sunfish, Identified
Doshi Mar 2019
Washed up on the beach
barely breathing
she had travelled far
beyond the Andes
north of the equator
into cooler waters

At seven-feet-wide
it was hard to comprehend
how she'd gone so long unexposed
So they called her Hoodwinker
for often she deceived
those who tried
to get under her skin

Found too late,
and far from home
they assumed she took a wrong turn
"How lonely, strange"
they said
unaware that she just sought
her own path instead

Later they'd learn some things
from her sturdy skeleton
but they'd never know her side
of the life that she so staunchly chose
Feb 2019 · 199
Piso Mojado
Doshi Feb 2019
Bruised, bare
leave me with my blanket
while I build a tougher layer

The floor is still wet you see
and my ankles are just too weak
for the slippery mess out there

Give me some time
I'll try to decompress
though currently, Cynicism
has me tangled in her nest

I’m going to close the blinds now
to be at my own mercy
Don't be alarmed
if you don't hear from me
Feb 2019 · 640
Salt and Pepper, to Taste
Doshi Feb 2019
Your timing is impeccable
ready when needed
but willing to wait
Your curves
are enviously symmetrical
How do you manage
to stay in shape?
You're too good for me,
I know
but I love you so
teeny tiny avocado
Feb 2019 · 391
Doshi Feb 2019
A pillar
spitting out poetry
as we exchanged our last words
unbeknownst to me
How comical
that we met at a place
called Make Believe
Apr 2018 · 6.7k
Salt Water
Doshi Apr 2018
If you could capture
all of your tears
do you think they'd fill a bowl?
A bucket?
A bath?
do you think they'd drown the sea?
Feb 2018 · 307
Doshi Feb 2018
Every birthday
I would wish you'd get better
only to be sitting here today
in front of my black forest cake
knowing it was time
to wish for you to die
Feb 2018 · 60
Doshi Feb 2018
I thought that sleep would be the best way
to temporarily forget

until I heard your voice in my dreams
and woke up in a sweat

knowing that after tomorrow
I'd never hear it again
Aug 2015 · 344
Rinse and Repeat
Doshi Aug 2015
I don't mind
that you fed me compliments
with vapid niceties

I don't mind
that you kissed me
between bars

I don't mind
that you grazed my thigh
with your unafraid palms

I don't mind
that you held my hand
while painting falsehoods
of our future

But I hate
that I ate it all up
Jul 2013 · 4.1k
Doshi Jul 2013
The bamboo presses
against my sun-burnt back
but your lips serve well
to distract
as we tumble beneath
the coconut tree
that you say has killed three
Jul 2013 · 591
Taling Chan
Doshi Jul 2013
Cowering away
from the biting sun
the teddy bear sighs
Jun 2013 · 1.9k
Doshi Jun 2013
By the end of the night
not even friction
can help me
from slipping
(pale porcelain waiting for some company)

I hate it
The whole time
I think to myself,
never again, never again
(as I lean over his cold body)

But I close my eyes
and soon enough
it’s Friday again

So I reach into the cupboard for
a tall glass and
before I know it
there I am
(in that familiar awkward embrace)
Jun 2013 · 516
Wishful Thinking
Doshi Jun 2013
Remember that swan trapped in the ice?
How we helped set her free?
Some day, I hope someone
does that
for me
May 2013 · 777
Joke's On Me
Doshi May 2013
So deceiving
were the
subtle movements,
the conversation
that kept me
the different
I thought I
was getting.
It’s almost funny,
for a moment
I was duped –

— The End —