Category Archives: Poetry

Lost, But Seeking

I don’t know what to do with me.
Somewhere along the way,
I lost the owners manual.
There’s gas in the tank,
But the engine won’t start.

I don’t know what to do with me.
There are pieces everywhere,
shards and slivers,
I can’t find them all.
The cracks are visible.

I don’t know what to do with me.

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Frozen

I shake inside.
Ears are ringing,
I can’t breathe,
My thoughts are jumbled,
Images racing,
Shattering and breaking.
One after another,
Crashing to the floor
Of my mind.

A bullet flying through,
Shards are slicing,
I can’t find my words.

Water pushing over my lashes,
Humiliation, weakness,
My face is burning.
Stop it stupid,
I’m screaming in my mind.
The sobs croak out,
Relief rushes in.
Fingers shaking, body twitching,
Breathe in, breathe out,
Panic subsides.


She. And Me

Cast me off,
Throw me aside.
Compare and contrast
To she and she and she,
I wonder when you’ll see
Me.

The words I’ve whispered
Carry no meaning,
My body I’ve given,
Not good enough, is it?
It’s always she and she and she,
But never me.

Still, I’m trying
The tears, they fall hard
I’m hiding the damage.
Your words hit like punches,
I hear in your voice,
She and she and she.
You win, there’s no more
Me.


Invisible

I am fallen by the wayside,
Little broken pieces
Litter the ground beneath
My feet.

Pick one up,
Another falls.

Sweep me up
And throw me away.

I am fallen by the wayside,
A husk, not worth
Your time.
Move on, keep going.


Disintegration

Your shadow cast
Over my heart,

Dead scabs fall away
Leaving a patchwork
Of scars.

They glisten burgundy
Against the scarlet of
My roots.

I am your wraith,
Your disintegrated soul.


Set Free

My shackles are broken.
No longer caged,
Catharsis is uneven
Short bursts of light
In the dark.

The mask is fractured,
Mental atrophy fades away
My heart opens wide
I can see my radiance,
I am set free.


Fractures

I apologize
For the lunacy,
The scars we can’t see,
The dilapidated pieces
Of me.