Aug 01
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For Anxiety

Anxiety,
Why be 
So vengeful
Against your own body.
Making me want to hide me.
Lie to me,
All while you vie with me.
Nerves tangle in my hands
When you take your foreboding stance
They beckon me to lead,
And beseech you to concede. 
Listening is never your tactic,
So I am forced to hold you in.
To not let anyone see
The constant anxiety
And how my mind lies so easily.

 
Jun 26
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Want in Time

I used to roll my eyes 
And joke about what a lie
Relationships lead
And to ever concede to the emotion
Would only implicate someone weak
But that was before
I knew the change brought about in a single week
An hour really
One that turned into two
And a few 
How simple it is to fall
And how joyous it is to smile
For no reason
Just thinking
The chemicals flooding my system 
Convince me to unarm my kingdom 
The one fully equipped 
To shoot down any impediment threat
Only later would I learn what a mistake
It was to unlock the gates
To relinquish the guards
And for once open my heart
I know now that falling is only fun
When youre falling with someone
When acted on alone
Pain sears through your every bone
And the unwavering self esteem
The one you thought would never leave
Is no longer fueled by the dopamine 
What to do, you ask
May 23
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Playing records on the moon

At night I dream
Of what the days will be
Of the place I take,
When I am not fearing every mistake.
The cloudy nights,
Where stars remain hidden,
I take on these fearful dreams
And untangle the strings of my every thought.

However,
When the stars rise from the depths of the hills
And the moon is no longer an all encompassing surface,
But a spiral from which all light finds a purpose. 
It is then, from the safety of my bed that I wind up the curtains. 
I am bound to stay awake. 
To watch the sky dissipate,
And fade as the morning eve rears its head. 
But before the freckled darkness leaves.
I find traces of hope in the constellations,
And pretend that I too have a place in the sky.

I’d slow dance with you on the moon
To records too sweet to be true
And sing softly:
“ Whether together or a part
You’ll have my heart” 
To a person not yet known,
Apr 14
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Undone

What do you do when you feel as though you are coming undone.
A piece of string unwound, and the entire metamorphosis stunned.
Just asking for a friend. 
She feels her heart is tearing inside and ripping out her lungs.
Yet the beat is steady,
And the drum makes her numb.
She is greatness, brave and loved 
Yet it is the tragic loss that envelopes her every day.
The kind where it makes you feel as though your skin is an ashtray.
The kind that wakes you up with tears in your eyes.
With hope draining from the sockets and the weight of expectations just becomes so exponentially large that you start praying for it to crush you.
You pray that you can make it through 12 more hours.
And you watch others as they fall short of this depression.
You demand why, why is it that they get to be living.
When I feel so stagnant and dead inside.
Why is this world left up to probabilities and possibilities?
Apr 01
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We, You or I


We say I,
Yet we never see,
Our eyes eternally shut.
Our mouths wide open. 
We say, I 
Over and over again.
Hoping for it to take on a different note,
Wishing for our hopes to not choke.
I, 
I want to know…
We never ask.
I,
I want to see the world.
We are still blind to it.
And the question why hangs in the air.
Without an answer,
Yet with mouths wide open,
We seem to have nothing to say.
To answer them,
Instead,
We say, I 
I...
Stutter.
I…
Searching.
I…
Finally, words suspend.
I am merely my own perspective.
I look through my own eyes.
Without being able to recognize
Who stares back at me.
We forget,
That as much as we say I,
We say you, just the same. 
 
Mar 25
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Dear Anger

Dear Anger,
I don't need you.
Anger,
googling how to conceal you.
Anger,
at the ones who don't mean it.
Anger,
my captain, my ship.
Anger,
sinking in the blue abyss.
Anger,
"Breathe honey, and think happily."
Anger,
because it's my anchor.
Anger,
becuase I am prone to danger.
Anger,
because sadness is too big a defeat.
Anger,
as I weep at your feet.
Anger,
because you are the most powerful drive.
Anger,
what I'd do to survive.
Anger,
your rush gives me hives.
Anger,
what you see behind my eyes.
Anger,
boiling, spilling, foaming over.
Anger,
will I see you again, say, next September?
Oh Anger,
I don't need you 
-but want,
want is another tale.
So long and frail,
that overuse, seems to be abuse.
Oh Anger,
I try to conceal you,
but I still feel you.
I try to console you,

Mar 23
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Yellow to Grey

I painted my room yellow to combat the grey.
To wash it away,
To stare at it blindly,
Without being blighted.
It stares back at me.
Unexpectedly-
To be honest.
Instead of warmth,
The feeling matched the weather up north.
I feel its isolation,
And worse, it's from my own creation.
To paint the walls bright, 
Doesn’t affect the windows.
Doesn’t bring it more light,
Doesn’t mask the grey areas,
The ones that encompass our lives.
I painted my walls yellow to forget it all.
Now all I can do-
Is sit and stare and remember. 
Lesson learned.
Opt for grey 
In times of disarray.
Mar 19
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Building Figments


Banging on a broken vessel in the spirit of its changing.
Carrying it without cause to nurture its growth.
While I deteriorated. 
While I loathed. 
You broke me. Shattered, threw, hated.
Yet when you look at me, all you see is yourself with years stripped off the shelf.
Memories stolen from thousands of places.
The most wondrous thing about figments, the thing they never truly confess,
Is that they are mirror images we never fully undress.
We never concede to feel such a despicable mess.
So we gather it, break it down and build it into a body.
A place to push the guilt, envy and shame.
The someone that you never became. 
The thing about figments, however close to reality they seem to be,
They never live by reason nor under the weight of gravity.
They live in the imagination
They live in your head, that shakes and quakes and can never be satisfied.
The one searching for a vendetta.
Mar 16
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Soliloquy

If it is pain, 
Pain will bleed.
If it is love. 
Love will lead.
If it is here,
It is ours.
If it has left,
Walked out the door,
Left these words unsaid,
But said so much more.
May we let it go.
For it was more than pain. 
It was held in vain.
For you can’t keep something broken
You can’t keep it forever 
Forever without crashing,
Breaking yourself.
But pain is not broken.
It is not endless bashing,
Continuous angst,
It is not without change.
It may seem odd.
Overwhelming at least.
But without pain life is devoid of true love,
Passion. 
And without love, pain is not derived at all.
Love will lead,
But pain, pain is what makes you bleed.
Mar 13
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Friday Night thoughts

If it is merely the words I say

Then I will say them all

In no particular order

Without rhyme

Nor reason.

If it is merely the actions I portray

Will you trust them then?

The words I order

The promises I construct

Will you believe me then

See for your own eyes that I can do it

Complete it

Follow through

Trust is malleable

It is fickle

Yet deserving.

It is wanted,

Strived for

Given with penance.

It is earned through repetitive action

Consistent care

The presence of just being there. 

It is in what you do

What you say

How often you follow through. 

Because in the end,

I am merely the words I speak,

The actions that I seek.