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?

Falling

I’ve done it again

I jumped, trying to fly

Only to find myself plummeting

Falling into life and its crooked ways

 

I’ve been in constant descent since I was kid

Maybe even longer

I fall for everything

And damn it, it feels good all the way down

 

Sweet talk giving color to my cheeks

Lies that turn into broken promises

Humans that love only themselves

Ironically, I’m one of them

Temptation because yes, please, I want it badly

Love when it tastes like freedom

Hearts too pretty to pass up

Souls that match my own

Words as real as death

The magic of being lost in nature

Wishes that never come true

Cravings I can’t quite satisfy alone

Dreams that leave me wanting

A touch to make me tremble

Soft lips I can’t resist

A charming wink to melt for

A stare that strikes me down with eyes that draw me in

Smiles that steal my heart, ready to break it

 

All these things leave me weak

They give me false wings

For a chance to destroy myself

And those around me

But no matter the cost

I’ll never stop falling

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

Everything I Am

They call me a dreamer

Saying my head is in the clouds like it’s a bad thing

My heart is full of hope

And my eyes awestruck by wonder

 

They call me a hippie

I remind them of wildflowers and sunshine

I spread peace and love to all with just a smile

I dance in the rain and crave to be free

 

They call me a poet

A true lover of words

A teller of tales

A hopeless romantic

 

They call me ditsy

A foolish little girl with no direction in life

Naive to believe in every lie

Innocent and sweet and I like it that way

 

They call me a runner

Because I never stay put

I leave everyone I love behind

To save them from myself

 

They call me a lost soul

As I have never found my way

I follow different paths

And lose myself in a single person

 

But I’ll never forget the man who found me in the forest

And refused to let me run

Who fell for my sweet nature

And shared my love for words

A man who stares deep into my smiling eyes

And dreams along with me