Guard Demons

All my old demons are scratching at the door, The loyal guard dogs I can’t seem to lose, They’re begging for treats ‘cause they’ve been so good, I can count on them to remember the same dark roads. There’s alcohol in my closet and on my tongue again, A half empty bottle hidden in one…

Set Him Free

i lead him, hands intertwined, to the lake, tell him to drink, that he’ll be happy once more. but he won’t, self-hatred and self-destruction is as much an addiction, as pills washed down by dark liquor. addictions blur the already hazy lines, is this a craving or is this a need? will our hearts stop…

Letter to My Former Lover

I’m not the bird in the cage, Always flying, flying, flying, My feathers burned right off, And yet I keep going higher, Determination stronger than gravity, I’ll never be a goddess but I can try, Because I refuse to be mortal. My blood isn’t sugar or spice, And I’m not the least bit nice, My…

Moving On

Everything changed monumentally in a minute, I struggled under the pressure of the transformation, Going places I never even wanted to imagine, The possibility ever real but holding off by a thread, That snapped and broke my childhood along with it. Emotions clouded together in my head like a storm, Sadness mingling with betrayal mingling…

Poisonous Words

Sweet words envelope me, Caress the soft skin of my arms, Wrap like vices around my ribcage, Work their way down, down, down, Until all of me is inescapably all yours, Cocooning me into a hard shell, Sinking into my skin and deeper, And I wait for my wings to grow, But they don’t and…

Talking Bears

There are voices surrounding me As I walk through these strange woods, I wonder if it’s just fear making me hear things Or if my sanity is finally departing from my body, Driven out by all the thoughts inside my brain, I wonder if there’s a different between the two, It feels like one feeds…

Inconsequential

The night was monumentally quiet I suspect most beginnings are, I was looking out my bedroom window, Smoking a cigarette and looking at the stars, Trying to be beautifully mysterious, And you came to my window like I’d called, Backlit by the moon so I couldn’t see, See all your secrets and your intentions, You’re…