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by sloom

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March 02, 2020

twenty-three

Sleep is a prison cell I keep finding myself returning to locked inside with all the bedmates of my past. The bars slam shut and I am faced with the hundreds of stains covering the bed with p...


March 01, 2020

twenty-two

I am working through this trauma. This trauma you gave me. But this trauma is the loud, screaming your name at the top its lungs until nothing else fits in my head the shallow earth bursting wi...


December 30, 2019

twenty-one

sometimes late at night when i’ve had too much fear to drink i wish you had hurt me physically, i mean the kind of hurt that leaves bodies and trails scratches and slaps and bruises on arms or hi...


July 04, 2019

twenty

i was easier to listen to when i was only love and light now that suffering has crept into my voice you look away into the distance of the past where i only loved you i didn’t need love back


June 26, 2019

nineteen

i never wanted to be your wife i wanted to be your salvation the gentle promise of hope on the horizon that would breathe recovery into your addiction and make it bleed on the ground beside the...


May 30, 2019

eighteen

i have found memory she was scared of you so afraid she hid beneath quiet breathing and silent hope for kindness she was scared by you and every other man that touched her saw her skittish nature...


April 21, 2019

seventeen

you treat me like a casualty of the war inside your head


April 07, 2019

sixteen

“Just talk to someone.” the messenger list of who i’ve been talking to is a problem. i just don’t trust any of them. “You have to trust a couple?” sure. maybe. they’ve got big capital P problems....


February 08, 2019

fifteen

once I poured my loneliness into the void where language was my lover


February 07, 2019

fourteen

i’m tired of this pain you put in me keep it in your own heart; mine is occupied by the scars you left behind.


February 07, 2019

thirteen

tonight is the first night of fear it sits in my stomach and chews away at the intestines reminds me of the love i bear even as i shed my lovers like dreams upon waking it lives on what ifs and c...


February 06, 2019

twelve

the world bears witness to your grief stricken tears, public loss dreams you must kill in exchange for dreams slaughtered. mourn the loss of me create space for yourself to fully feel the void i ...


February 05, 2019

eleven

you drift away. swallowed within the void of your heart glass walls fogged with regret sit between us droplets of promises we’ll never keep memories unmade fade around us we could never save us f...


January 29, 2019

ten

i need you to be in love with me. not love me. be consumed. smile stupidly when you see me. drown me in your need. let me fill you up with all of me. i will pour myself inside of you find a home ...


January 27, 2019

nine

suck on the bones of our decaying remains. consume the marrow swallow our essence let it transform you: body, soul, heart sex. eat of us grow fat on vindication salivate indignation scoop out ou...


January 26, 2019

eight

i want to celebrate this life i’ve had with you. To the towers now toppling the myths unraveling the dreams undiscovered the beauty untouched. Our great city built on in-jokes and broken promise...


January 25, 2019

seven

step into my dreams rescue me from the ocean i nightly drown in blow oxygen from your heart to kindle mine


January 24, 2019

six

i keep the page with your chicken scrawl handwriting. notes for a meeting. name. time. place. a number. that kind of meeting, important Things Get Done and Decided. a meeting that means nothing t...


January 23, 2019

five

i am a stepping stone to your best self designed for your self discovery created for your grand epiphany ears for listening eyes for witnessing hands for comforting heart for loving i am all you ...


January 23, 2019

four

you stripped safety in your need. waking from frightened sleep to your thrust and grunt your weight on my body over and over and over again. i stopped sleeping in our bed, you decried a sign of d...


January 21, 2019

three

help me discover myself in the void of the world i need to hear your voice. an anchor. spreading wings with plucked feathers scattered on the sacred ground where you stand steady, stoic face and...


January 20, 2019

two

i can’t be measured with you. You rip reason from hands and leave behind bits of poems and tea leaves. they promise things without names we won’t name, secretly name, lingering with fear and hesi...


January 19, 2019

one

your eyes on me, not mine; meal to be consumed prey to be hunted creature to be tamed. devour me with hunger’s gaze touch me fingers lined with starvation my flesh, a feast. you were loved wa...


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