Being

hold me why don’t you for a short while. 30 minute break. whilst these papers, forced at my chest, barricade my heart. these tasks, without devotion, are meaningless it seems. getting me to places in which i don’t want to be. let me love and shake paper cuts of red, come sweet, slice me up. […]

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MESSAGE TO MANKIND

firstly, they looked me in the eyes, but gaze fell as my leg would rise. i cannot be wide apart, owning space, or worship another, be of different race. with pride they peeled the innocence from me, burning my skin with brutal integrity.   and your mouth! they said, you cannot expel fire, or need […]

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BURGUNDY BREATH

BURPING BURGUNDY BREATH BUBBLES POPPING AROUND MY HOME
FROM THE MOMENT I SAW YOU PIERCE MY PHONE
IT’S UNDENIABLE; EVERYONE AROUND ME MUST BE CURSED
I CHALLENGE YOU TO TRY AND MAKE ME FEEL ANY W-

stop it. breathe.

…ORSE STUMBLING TO THE MIRROR WITH MY HAND TRACING THE WALL
BLOTCHED LIPS PEELING BACK AGAINST MY MOUTH ON THE FLOOR
WHAT A WONDERFUL SIGHT
SUCH A WONDERFUL N-

the wound is raw; you’re making it seethe.

…IGHT I’M FINE I SWEAR
JUST IN A CYCLICAL NIGHTMARE
GOT A SILVER LINING WAY UP IN THE CLOUDS
BUT IT’S HARD TO GRAB IT WHEN YOU’RE UNDERG-

i’m trying to think of a better oath than my sorry.

…OUND FEELS GOOD TO GET IT OUT
THROUGH THE RIPPED CHORDS FROM MY MOUTH IT SPOUTS
I DON’T WANT TO BE IN THIS STATE MY EYES ARE SWOLLEN AND SAD
SORRY ABOUT THE WINE, DAD

tomorrow we’ll start patching up our body.

 

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