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Plaster-cast,
In fixed position,
A cover over all he hides.
Glory or fame, dishonor or shame,
Halting him,
But never holding him for long.
He wears
His mask
So well.

Forever

Apr. 1st, 2017 07:48 am
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Forever (c. 1995)
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How can I tell you
How I really feel
When all my emotions
Seem so unreal?

How can I give you
The love you deserve
When all of your actions
Leave me fully perturbed?

How can I be
The friend that you need
When I love you so much
That my heart starts to bleed?

And it's more than just friends
That I want us to be
But I know it's impossible
And you need to be free.

Tell me, why do I miss you
When you're right next to me
And I'm in your embrace
Feeling your warmth all over me?

What is it about you
That makes me care so much
When all I want is your love
And it's your heart I can't touch?

And why do I love
Someone I can't have-
Someone like you
The best friend I could have?

I guess it's just a part
Of the Grand Master's plan
Of the grand scheme of life
And it's out of my hands.

But deep in my heart
I know it's my fault
For it would be better to hate you
Than to love you at all.

But I could never hate you
And I'll always feel this way
And I know I'll keep it hidden
Forever and a day.

Soliloquy

Mar. 31st, 2017 01:59 am
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Soliloquy
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If I stand behind this curtain,
And let you speak your mind,
Will you thrill me?

If I am quiet as a mouse
As you express your undying love,
Will it be for me?

Honey-dipped, forked-tipped,
Your tongue flicks
As you spill forth lies.

The words slip from your mouth,
Spiraling upward into infinity,
Becoming merely wind.

If I stand behind this curtain,
And let you speak your mind,
Will you release me?

If I am quiet as a mouse
As you express your undying love
Will you give peace to me?

Poison pill becomes
My every thought
And nothing stops the pain.

The words you speak,
The lies you tell,
Haunt me again.

If I stand behind this curtain,
And let you speak your mind,
Will you move along to the next girl?

If I am quiet as a mouse
As you express your undying love,
Will it be for a better girl?

Weeping, sobbing unchecked,
Catches in my breath
Knowing the worth of your words.

Pretending I never saw,
Pretending I do not think,
Pretending I never heard.

If I stand behind this curtain,
And let you speak your mind,
Will you tell me the truth?

If I am quiet as a mouse
As you express your undying love,
Will you give me the needed proof?

Poison pill, adder-tongued,
You will never tell the truth.
But you have given me the proof.

Narcissus

Mar. 18th, 2017 09:54 am
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Trying to get over
The feeling you never loved me.
You loved your reflection in me
Or what I could do for you.

Your charm beguiled me,
Made me believe I was
The only one for you.
But you were never going to be mine.

You made a vow to me,
But you had your fingers crossed.
Or maybe you never realized
How selfish you are.

Love is sacrifice
But a compromising one--
Both sides taking,
Both sides giving.

When the scales are
Out of balance too long
They tip, exposing
The lie beneath.

You never loved me.
You loved what I could do for you.

Enough

Mar. 12th, 2017 01:38 am
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Always on the outside looking in--
The ugly one, the one no one wanted,
Trying to become the protagonist of my own story.

Thought I found love once--
Gave him a ring,
But I was never enough.

Thought I found it again--
Created life,
But even that wasn't enough.

Third time's the charm.
Who am I kidding?
I'm still not enough.

I am never enough.

The ones who crave me are like so many others before;
Take a piece of me and spit it out on the floor.
For them, even, I'm never enough.

Never enough to make me theirs.
Never enough for them to really care.
Never enough for them to remain with me.
Never enough to deal with me honestly.

Just a piece, but never enough.
Someone to use, but never enough.
Someone to abuse, but never enough.

Well, I've had enough.

I'm not pretty like the others.
I'm not sexy like the others.
I'm not extroverted like the others.

But peel back the layers, and you will see.
For the right one, I can and will be
More than enough.
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Primal urge supplanting reason,
Where madness sinks its talons in.

Find myself splayed against the metal frame.
Cool night breeze on my neck--
Replaced by the warm nuzzle, then wild bites.
Knees buckle,
And you catch me as I make some feral sound.

Steal my breath away.
You always take my breath away.

Hands held above my head,
Tongue probing.
Fist gripping my hair, and hands stroking.
Run my nails over your skin,
You growl.

Steal my breath away.
You always take my breath away.

Too soon (too late?)
The night must end.
Obligation and reason return.
Talons release, my pulse slows
A kiss on the forehead to mark bedlam's passage.

Will you steal my breath away?
You always take my breath away.

Insecure

Dec. 26th, 2016 11:29 pm
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Click once, twice, three times
Refresh the screen,
Check the connection
To see if we are connected.

And I know I have no right to know
No right to worry, no reasonable reason to ask
But I wonder all the same.
Are we still on the same page?

All those times we spoke
All those moments of immediate response
That spoiled me-- now gone.
Have I been pushed aside?

Did I ever mean anything at all?
Was I just someone fun
And now not so much anymore
Now that you know the real me?

Catalyst

Dec. 23rd, 2016 05:08 pm
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You arrived without fanfare one day,
Offered a helping hand,
Showed me your inner light,
And I was not afraid.

Truth was spoken,
Honest words, maybe, for the
First. Time. Ever.
Their imprint a smarting welt upon my spirit.

Gentle and brutal, both,
You are a dichotomy,
But no moreso
Than I am myself.

You are the catalyst,
The one who showed me
Not to think outside the box,
But destroy it entirely.

The Marla to my Jack,
You sowed the seed of change,
And now I can't imagine
My life without you.

And yet, you stand aloof
Waiting for some magical moment
Something to change,
Some sign to appear.

But I'm right here.
In stillness, waiting, right here.

Burn

Dec. 12th, 2016 12:37 am
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Excoriate, debride,
Set a fire in my flesh
Burn away at me until there is nothing left
But the ashes of what I was.


Resurrect from within
Spread wings of fire and light
Rise, climb, soar above smoke and salt
And no longer feel this emptiness inside.


New made, will I carry the scars
They gave me in a time of silence?
Will I still recall the terror and
Cherished innocence lost?


Rise up and spread wings
Of fire and light, truth and love,
And climb above the pain
Soar above the fear.


Primal terror, heedless rage
Burn it away.

Pity and pain, remorse and sorrow
Burn it away,

Until naught is left but
Truth and love
Fire and light
Freedom and peace.


Rise, climb, soar above
The past.

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Just for a moment,
I glimpsed the you beneath.
The mask cracked, and I saw.
I was afraid for you.

In that moment, you let me in
And I saw the broken heart,
Not from loss of love,
But from some other trauma you hide.

I want to gather you in my arms,
Kiss you, and tell you that you are loved,
But how can I do that
Without telling you I know?

Morning

Nov. 25th, 2016 02:47 am
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Morning, you come too soon,
With your shattering of pleasant dreams,
In a haze of ringing bells and clanging clocks,
Crying children and excited pets
Singing the songs of their people for a crust of bread.
Morning, go back to bed.
(11/25/14)

Reflection

Nov. 22nd, 2016 12:18 am
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Mirror you, in the manner of my speech
In posture and poise, every aspect.
My breath goes short,
My skin flushes.

Feel the burning in my soul--
A hunger for you.
Is this feeling true, or
Is this just a reflection of you?

I feel the pulse, the heat of you
Through the barest touch
My heart pounds, my mouth goes dry--
My very being hums.

I feel your fire in me,
A longing for you.
Is this feeling true, or
Is this just a reflection of you?

You turn away, without a word.
Mirrored eyes shatter
Like shards of ice.
The fire goes cold.

Was this feeling ever true?
Was it just a reflection of me in you?

Free

Nov. 19th, 2016 01:33 am
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What can I do to make you see?
You direct your love to all but me,
People who can't see the beauty beneath
Or who lie to you or treat you like yesterday's meat.

What can I do to make you believe
That you deserve to be happy, deserve to be free?
You are worthy of all love is cracked up to be,
But you're pining away for someone you don't need.

In the space between, you cannot steer
The love that you hold so very dear
To a place where you want it to be
Together at last, and both of you free.

Your hurts wound my heart, you see.
My heart aches to believe
That someday, you might find what you truly need.
Someday, you may find yourself freed.

I cannot tell you; I do not dare.
I can't explain that I love you or heal your despair.
So instead, we have conversations about insane things,
Inane things, whatever may come that this dawn brings.

I know you read between the lines.
I know you would tell me if you would rather I was silent.
But none of it makes the feelings subside.
I'll be damned if I'll sit idly by.

I can't watch you destroy yourself,
Watch you drown your soul and erode your mental health
All for someone who does not care
All for love that may not truly be there.

So I sit next to you and I dream
That one day, you will have what you need.
That one day soon, you will find yourself freed
From the chains and the pains that cause you to bleed.

One day, you will find yourself free.
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Dearest friend, I love and honor you
For the light and shadow in your soul
For the broken heart that beats beneath the surface
Of a jesting facade.

I cherish you in your brokenness--
That place where you drown your sorrows
In another experience, another moment of distraction--
And I know that you can be healed.

If only you would cast off the shackles
Of heartache, of grief, of mourning
For love that cannot be,
And rise to the surface for air.

Know that you are not alone.

Time

Nov. 18th, 2016 12:31 am
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Time

There was a time in my life
When all I knew
Was what you told me.

There was a time in my past
When I knew not
What a lie was.

There was a place
Where you made me
Take a vow of silence.

But no longer
Will you distort
My vision.

No longer
Will you make me
Believe your lies.

And no longer
Can you keep me
In silence.

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