april 6-11 poetry

 

april 6, 2017

 

shopping list

rubber boots to wade through salty tears

an umbrella to keep off any emotional downpour

glasses to see the truth through dreams and hopes

pomegranates bc they taste delicious and my soul needs that

a chest of dreams to inspire my heart again

a box of watercolors to paint my mind brighter

earbuds to shut out this lonely world with music

bandaids to cover the cuts in other people’s souls

 

 

april 7, 2017

 

my favorite clothes

slowly start to tear

first my flannel shirt

with the hole

in the elbow

next my comfy jeans

with rip in the knee

maybe next will be

my hopes and dream

those scary

silhouettes

 

 

april 8, 2017

 

the city skyline

is built of power

and determination

both of which

tend to scare me

but glass panes

and steel

form

jagged diamonds

that will never fade

from the memory

stuck in my head.

 

 

april 9,2017

they walk

hand in hand

along the road

oblivious to it all

only looking at each other

staring into each

other’s eyes

a tiny family of

two and a half

and inside my soul

i feel a twinge of happiness

like a sip of tea

on a rainy day

or a footprint

in clean, crystal snow,

a brick wall over grown

with ivy and nostalgia,

soft green grass

under bare toes,

and i smile.

 

 

april 10, 2017

 

each breath

lasts a millisecond longer

than the one before

and my eyes

are trying to close

against the chaos

in front of me

 

maybe learning you

would let me understand

what it is

i’m missing

 

or maybe you’d see

just how selfish

i am

if you ever bothered to

learn me back

 

and i’m sure

you don’t care

not about me anyway

and if i’m right

please don’t trick me

into thinking you do

unless

you’re confused

too

 

 

april 11, 2017

 

you said

to write

 

i told you

i’d written out

all the chaos

 

and now all i’m left with

is inky confusion

and


an echoing heart

 

-dedh // april 7-11, 2017

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