I have been writing poems about you for four years now.
Lent. A time where Christians give up a habit for 40 days.
Yet. Here I am. Commiting to writing you a poem a day.
This is the only way I know how to love you. I am so glad you’re not religion.
Today I woke up to the sight of my bones collapsed around my body
And my heart hiding behind the shadows.
Where are you?
We’ve fought so hard.
We won battles and lost the war.
We just want to hear your heart.
I have gone too many nights without saying goodnight.
Give me one fix.
I won’t wake up with your name splashed across my pillow.
Tomorrow will be better.
It won’t feel like it’s been four years.
One last dose.
Promise, I wont come back for more.
Read the first part here: https://ideasandwhatnots.wordpress.com/2017/02/08/red-a-series/
You’ll be fine
I wish I was as bold
So what is it you do?
Where do you buy your clothes?
Oh, but you’re so strong
I can’t place you
Wow, you’re pretty
Who are you friends with? I always see you alone
If I knew where you lived, I would follow you home and rape you
Love your outfit
At least you’re not vegan
Your hard work will pay off
You look like you should be in…
What do you write?
I would NEVER do that
What music are you into?
And your parents are ok with the way you dress?
Smile sweetheart, you look angry
Have you ever lived in Europe?
Why do you still buy CDs?
I don’t know who told you it was a good idea to shave your hair, but…
Are you really black?
THAT’S your ex?
I like you
I tried crying over you.
Wine could never break my heart.
Or my bones, most importantly .
2. Eat only when the sun is out.
3. Beg your mother for forgiveness .
4. Ask someone to pray for you – you have been distant from God.
5. Attempt to cry.
6. Fail at crying.
7. Chew your pride up. Gulp it down with sorrow.
8. Do not look at him. But feel his hate crying out to you.
9. Smile and ask which part of this inspired so much hate.
10. Laugh at the hate. Laugh.