Tag Archives: trust

leader.

he followed her
and he wasn’t
so scared;
his feet didn’t
burn up in
mistrust and fear.

she followed him
and she let
his hand go;
her feet grew
old and her
eyes were in pain.

she followed;
he followed.
both and neither;
who led who
down a denied path
or a steady road?

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obscure.

i ponder
what it is like,
to think
you’ve found
The One?

i never believed
in soulmates;
an obscure
concept of time
and human naivety.

instead i have
found:
people find people;
that light them up
or destroy them.

the obscurity
is The One.
how time bends
to meet, and fall
simultaneously.


more or less.

i need.
more
of [you]
and more
of [this].
and more
of the look
in your left eye
as i collapse
into your grasp.

i need
less
of the [defeated]
and less
of holding [back]
and less
of trying not
to say all the words
i’ve kept inside for years.

more or less,
that’s what
we’re waiting for.


inevitable.

her hair
is glossier,
her legs
are longer,
her brain
is sharper,
her skin
is smoother.

choose her.
pick her.
marry her.
over me.
we both
know.
everyone
knows.


isolate.

deep in denial
but the pain
was still a sting.
your barbs
were sharper
than i could
have imagined.

this is where
i always land.
and people wonder
why i keep
to myself.
i trusted it was different
but it is always the same.


salary.

how many
games
do you have
the patience
for?
playing
the long
game;
the waiting
game. again.

is it worth
your heart?
do you
remember
that you’re
still living?
do you
remember
this is all
there is?


don’t let go.

you should
be here
beside me;
your words
and your arms
still scare me,
but you
should be
here. beside me.

those words
have always scared me.

that look
in your eye
and i didn’t
want to let go.
just hold me
closer and
forever.
that look
in your eye

and you weren’t
letting go.


magnetic.

i am still
awake;
my tea
is cold
and the
ground
is wet.

watch my
skin
fold in
on itself.
layers of
memories
and disaster.

it is humid
and sticky,
but the mountain
breeze cuts
through
your protective
perspiration.

does he
sweat when
he makes
love to you?
does your
skin prickle
and buzz?

close your
mouth
around the
warmth and
melting magnetism;
rest your eyes;
exhale.


monsters.

he wondered,
did it feel
better,
if someone knew
you were crying?

the smallest
monster
relatable;
we were watching
the crystal smoke.

i can wait
if you
can teach me
to trust
your heart.

the harried
are breathless;
but i expect
only you
and your monsters.


[my love].

do you remember
the time
you picked me up
from work?
your car smelt
like wet dogs
but i didn’t
tell you.
your eyes
were sad.
but i kissed
you and i
made you laugh.
later on
you called me
and we walked
and talked.
i miss
your love,
my love.