poems

Mad

I have my madness

and a memory

of your mouth 

on mine

to keep me warm this night. 

Knives in my eyes

You said there were knives

In my eyes

And my tongue split into a fork

You said there were lies

On my lips

And the lines off my hips

Formed sways of sins

But I tell you this now

You never really knew me

And if you want to kill me baby

Then take the knives from my eyes

If you want to taste me

Take the fork from my tongue

But I tell you this now

You never really knew me

At all 

mirrors

he says he never

looks in the mirror

he expects to see someone

better

handsome

charismatic

But I think he is all of those things

Ironic

Every time I look in the mirror

I expect to see a goblin

but instead it’s this girl

with magenta hair

and I’m not her at all

it feels fake somehow

 

But he is handsome

I’m the goblin

 

 

Tea leaf lies

I saw my defeat

in the cards

Face down

the sword had me pierced to the ground

I saw my demise

in the drowned leaves

at the bottom of my tea

Don’t fuck it up this time

I told the girl in the mirror

but it was a demon

who answered back

I sit here oh-so-not-patiently 

awaiting my next distraction

and I realize

therein lies the problem