Two Hearts, One Wish

I trudge along the quiet street

Hoping for a soul to meet

I push my earbuds in real tight

Admiring the early birds in flight

I travel to a place unknown

And always find myself alone

My long hair sways from side to side

My ripped jeans hug me with each stride

I wish someone would come find me

But forever alone I shall be

 

I watch you stare at your own feet

And move your body to the beat

Your long locks shine in pure daylight

Your lips look soft enough to bite

Those hips, they make me want to moan

If you were mine, you’d have a throne

But here I sit alone and hide

Afraid to interrupt your glide

You’re such a lovely sight to see

If only you could be with me

We Met in a Dream

“What color is a sunset?” He asked with curiosity draped along his ears.

I peered deep into his golden stare and smiled. “It’s whatever color the fire is behind your eyes.”

I thought it an odd question to ask but he’s only ever lived in a dream. And I don’t dream of sunsets in the night, only the constellations he was born from. All he knows is the darkness of a vast, night sky and I am his only source of light, the moon in his world of endless twilight.

The Real Her

If you truly saw her

If you searched deep in her soul

You would find that she is a warrior

But the battle is inside her

You would discover that she is a lover

Emptying her heart for anyone who will have it

You would uncover a beautiful dreamer

With a head full of nightmares

You would see that she is everyone’s friend

Yet she’s perpetually alone

You might actually realize she’s quite brave

Even while riddled with fears

If only you took the time to really see her

To look beyond her sweet smile

You may notice the tears trapped in her eyes

Just before they escape her tight grasp

Maybe you’ll fall in love with her wildness

But be warned, it’s an awfully long fall

You could know the real her

If only you peered a little harder

You could love all of her

If only you held on tighter

Crushed

Let me be your city and get lost in me

Look into my eyes and pull me in your sea

I’ll drink in your waters, you’ll take in my lights

Lose the maps, I will light up your darkest nights

Don’t drown me in your dark depths, we’re meant to be

I’ll swim further in you and know that I’m free

 

You thrash me around with every violent wave

Quench my thirst for you and still more I will crave

You’ll find that I’m more than a land of lost dreams

The danger in my alleys is more than it seems

Through every storm you command, I will be brave

Someday you’ll learn that I am not yours to save

 

But you swallowed me whole and spit me back out

You let our love slip and invited in doubt

You decided my streets were far too lonely

Your ocean was vast and full for me only

I washed ashore and my absence caused a drought

Now you’re an empty, dry desert left without

 

You fill yourself with tears, hoping I’ll jump in

Anything just to feel the warmth of my skin

I’ve closed the dock that leads to you and waved bye

All we share is the same past and the same sky

Filled with awful regrets and every last sin

I still hear waves crash when I begin again

 

Previously published by Harness Magazine at https://www.harnessmagazine.com

Use me

Use me

For I am a forgotten wish

A shiny coin tossed in a beaten well

The pretty petals plucked from a dainty flower

Stunning stars sprinkling the sapphire sky

That once held your gaze and granted your wish

Now hidden in the light of a new day

While you search for happiness in the sun

 

Use me

For my body is nothing more than dust and wind

I can damage your soul in a whirlwind of hate

Like a tornado spiraling out of control

With no direction and even less grace

An earthquake that claims more than you were willing to give

Crumbling your world into the very dust

You once left me in when you walked away

 

Use me

For my mind is as wicked as it is magnificent

Like a terrifying predator ripping through its kill

Smearing rich blood on its exotic coat

A fleeting romance that ends in woeful heartache

A love letter that turns ugly

Sealed with my signature red lips

Because I have no shame

 

Use me

For I have held your fickle heart in mine

Like a golden locket without a picture

A withering book with faded words and lost pages

The midnight sky with no moon in sight

A bed with two pillows and a vacant side

A lifeless body missing its soul

And just like that, you’ve rendered me empty

I Adore

I adore

The depth of your soul and filling it to the brim with my worship

Your amorous smile romancing my every whim

The light in your eyes that flickers to the beat of my heart

 

I adore

The feel of soft grass on my back and in between my fingers and toes

The fireflies dancing around us as the sky shifts into a twilight embrace

The stars dusting passion onto us with every wild kiss

 

I adore

The flavor of your fingers in my mouth

Your skin under my nails and your breath in my ear

How the moonlight pours against your back and spills over your shoulders, splashing me entirely

 

I adore

You

This

Us

Is It Love?

You like the color of my heart when she blushes

The fire in my eyes when they’re locked on yours

The way my words taste on the tip of my tongue

And spill onto you like love letters painting your skin

 

You like the feel of my fingers tracing your heart on your chest

Tickling your flesh and awakening your pores

The sweet smile I flash before saying, “I’m yours”

And how perfectly my hands fit into yours

 

How I straddle you in bed and bite your bottom lip softly

Just before you flip me over and pin me down

You like how I tremble underneath you

And breathe desire against your neck

 

You like claiming my heart after the long chase

Listening to her beat for you only

Holding me close so I can’t disappear

Breathing in my scent all night with my curves forming to you

 

If this is love, then I want it all

So tell me, is it love?

I Don’t Know How

I don’t know how to be good for you

I don’t know how to be what you need

With everything I’ve done

And all that I’ve said

All I want is to be just that

But I don’t know how

 

I don’t know how to be right for you

I don’t know how to be there for you

I wish I could with all my heart

So I can finally end my search

With you and you only

But I just don’t know how

 

I don’t know how to be on fire for you

I don’t know how to be careful with you

I hope to learn for my soul’s sake

So life doesn’t feel this lonely

And I won’t give up so easily

But I really don’t know how

 

I don’t know how to be me with you

I don’t know how be full with you

With all the hardships I’ve faced

And every lesson I’ve learned

You would think I could do so

But sadly, I don’t know how

Damaged

You painted my soul with colors we can only dream up

And you brought them to life with the intensity piercing from your dark stare

My heart was once filled to the brim because of you

But you drank from it and left me empty

 

You breathed your desire on my skin

And smeared passion on my lips

We devoured each other until there was nothing left

I’ve never felt so used, have you?

 

Your love was toxic

I’m still draining the poison from my heart

I remember the nights you licked the lust off my curves

You glared at me with hungry eyes and I thought I would melt before you

 

We shattered each other time and time again

You ripped me apart and I wrecked you

But I’ll love your damaged heart if you’ll love mine

Our broken pieces can fit together

Long Lost Soul

Sometimes in my dreams, I see myself in the house I used to live in as a child

But sometimes I see another house and I imagine it was my home in a past life

And sometimes I see myself in a whole other place with someone I don’t know

Someone familiar, and I feel as though I was connected to them at some point, in some way

Like an old love from another life or a best friend when my soul resided in another body

 

My mind doesn’t remember them when I wake up but my heart knows them very well

I find myself wishing I could run into their soul again in this life

Would they remember me too? Would they feel me and know I used to belong to them?

Would they feel the urge to have me once more?

Would I?

Maybe they would remember the bad between us in our old life together

Then again, maybe they would feel only the good and we could relive our best days over

 

If you had the chance to reconnect with a familiar soul from another life, would you?

I would tell them my heart remembers them

She recognizes their heart and the twinkle their soul leaves behind in their stunning eyes

I’ll remember what it feels like when their heart beats for me as I feel it again

 

Long lost soul, if you’re out there right now, I feel you, I remember you

Do you dream of me too? Do you think of the way I made you feel many years ago?

Do you catch yourself standing alone in the shower telling me you don’t know me but you miss me?

I do

I hope someday we can feel it again

I hope you find me and remind me with a single kiss

In this life or another, come back to me