Category: Poetry

13 Ways To Say I Love You

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One. I’ll pluck a strand of your hair and compare it to honey,

light brown and translucent in the sunshine.

Two. I’ll fall in love with a bad song you recommend, only because you love it.

Three. I’ll take you somewhere I love because I want to show you where my soul goes to hide. Continue reading

Guest Post: Departure

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It feels like just days ago I was a timid little kid,

fresh, green, young, inexperienced,
taking my first steps through these unfamiliar halls,
cowering in the shadows of the seasoned veterans.
These gates seemed so high and imposing,
walls like a prison, thick, sturdy, inescapable.
The faces I saw and voices I heard as I trudged along
grew dull and monotonous, blurred together
like raindrops running down the smooth glass
of the great window that was my life:
fragile, bland, unblemished, clear.
Simple.
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This is How We Lost Each Other

PTSD

Driven Mad By Time

Something is wrong with this class

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Something is wrong; I’ve discovered a terminal illness

That makes me sit in class with a death-like stillness

Leaving scars on my conscience; a limb must be severed

The remedy is bankrupt, despite my endeavors Continue reading

Pillow talk

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Schooling is not the same as education
education - it is sacred.
Here it is commodified - twisted, manipulated, thrown away
with every spit bubble lazily popping at your mouth, every glazed over look you give your teacher Continue reading