Donate coins to InkArtist.
Juice
Cancel
Written by InkArtist in portal Poetry & Free Verse

~linger

 

 

 

 

 

pretend you're

windowless

& I'm the

unseen

 

 

an unassuming scent

of august rain

that delicately

spins still air

paints walls pink

 

 

like baby-soft breaths

between ribs &

hipbones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lah  8.9.12 ©®

16
3
5
Juice
66 reads
Donate coins to InkArtist.
Juice
Cancel
Written by InkArtist in portal Poetry & Free Verse
~linger
 
 
 
 
 
pretend you're
windowless
& I'm the
unseen
 
 
an unassuming scent
of august rain
that delicately
spins still air


paints walls pink
 
 
like baby-soft breaths
between ribs &
hipbones
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
lah  8.9.12 ©®
#poetry  #life  #love  #nature  #thoughts  #personal  #emotional  #seductive  #sensual 
16
3
5
Juice
66 reads
Load 5 Comments
Login to post comments.
Donate coins to InkArtist.
Juice
Cancel
Written by InkArtist in portal Poetry & Free Verse

~nascence

 

 

 

come now

with your needs

curtsey to the

hunger

the way the sea

lies parallel

to the sky

 

 

wear your arms outstretched

for the salvation

of water

become curved against

the soft blue hush

of resuscitation

 

 

spring lives

on the other side

of the high window

 

 

rebirth nests in

clouds

 

 

a featherbed of comfort

& a collection of wings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lah  7.26.12 ©®

15
4
5
Juice
40 reads
Donate coins to InkArtist.
Juice
Cancel
Written by InkArtist in portal Poetry & Free Verse
~nascence
 
 
 
come now
with your needs


curtsey to the
hunger
the way the sea
lies parallel
to the sky
 
 
wear your arms outstretched
for the salvation
of water
become curved against
the soft blue hush
of resuscitation
 
 
spring lives
on the other side
of the high window
 
 
rebirth nests in
clouds
 
 
a featherbed of comfort
& a collection of wings
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
lah  7.26.12 ©®
#poetry  #reflection  #nature  #thoughts  #personal  #introspection  #spring  #emotional 
15
4
5
Juice
40 reads
Load 5 Comments
Login to post comments.
Donate coins to InkArtist.
Juice
Cancel
Written by InkArtist in portal Poetry & Free Verse

~waking up wednesday

 

 

 

 

january is quiet

& stars move in slow motion

as if they’re falling asleep above

a half-moon shadow

carved on my bed

 

 

there’s dust on the nightstand

 

 

thick, like overused adjectives

searching for nouns to describe this

emptiness, the way it lies

in the shape of a spiral notebook

that writes the history of us

 

 

how thirty-two seasons together

equals the distance between two pillows

 

 

I swallow another mouthful of darkness

& drown myself in sounds of this night

my writer’s ghosts will visit soon

 

 

& these thin walls are whispering

the forecast calls for snow

 

 

 

 

 

 

lah  1.19.17 ©®

16
2
2
Juice
32 reads
Donate coins to InkArtist.
Juice
Cancel
Written by InkArtist in portal Poetry & Free Verse
~waking up wednesday
 
 
 
 
january is quiet
& stars move in slow motion
as if they’re falling asleep above
a half-moon shadow
carved on my bed
 
 
there’s dust on the nightstand
 
 
thick, like overused adjectives
searching for nouns to describe this
emptiness, the way it lies
in the shape of a spiral notebook
that writes the history of us
 
 
how thirty-two seasons together
equals the distance between two pillows
 
 
I swallow another mouthful of darkness
& drown myself in sounds of this night


my writer’s ghosts will visit soon
 
 
& these thin walls are whispering
the forecast calls for snow
 
 
 
 
 
 
lah  1.19.17 ©®
#poetry  #life  #love  #relationships  #thoughts  #personal  #marriage  #pain  #sadness  #emotional  #divorce  #separation 
16
2
2
Juice
32 reads
Load 2 Comments
Login to post comments.
Donate coins to InkArtist.
Juice
Cancel
Written by InkArtist in portal Micropoetry

~undertone

there are so many quiet words

to explain the way

I fall like snow

 

 

 

 

 

lah  2.20.12 ©®

27
5
7
Juice
45 reads
Donate coins to InkArtist.
Juice
Cancel
Written by InkArtist in portal Micropoetry
~undertone






there are so many quiet words
to explain the way


I fall like snow
 
 
 
 
 
lah  2.20.12 ©®
#poetry  #reflection  #thoughts  #personal  #micropoetry  #introspection  #emptiness  #depression  #quiet  #retrospection 
27
5
7
Juice
45 reads
Load 7 Comments
Login to post comments.
Donate coins to InkArtist.
Juice
Cancel
Written by InkArtist in portal Poetry & Free Verse

~unremembering

this you should know

it's almost march

& I'm becoming bluer

as restless as a verb

forgotten by the wind

    too sacred for

    the telling

how little I remember

of months with no corners

the similarities of secondhand

smoke

    & shadows sewn

    into scars

this naked wreckage

    my eyes, full of water

                  full of ink

lah  2.20.17  ©®

17
3
4
Juice
65 reads
Donate coins to InkArtist.
Juice
Cancel
Written by InkArtist in portal Poetry & Free Verse
~unremembering





this you should know


it's almost march
& I'm becoming bluer

as restless as a verb
forgotten by the wind
    too sacred for
    the telling

how little I remember
of months with no corners

the similarities of secondhand
smoke
    & shadows sewn
    into scars

this naked wreckage

    my eyes, full of water
                  full of ink









lah  2.20.17  ©®
#poetry  #reflection  #relationships  #thoughts  #personal  #marriage  #introspection  #pain  #sadness  #goodbyes  #divorce  #separation 
17
3
4
Juice
65 reads
Load 4 Comments
Login to post comments.
Donate coins to InkArtist.
Juice
Cancel
Written by InkArtist in portal Micropoetry

~anonymous

 

 

fifteen thousand

six hundred

sixty-three days

 

 

& I have

nothing left

to give

 

 

you were the

storm

& I was the

waiting

 

 

& I drowned
in the sounds

we made

 

 

inside the

ghost-white

quiet, I

wondered

 

 

did you even

remember

the sinking color

of my eyes?
 

 

 

 

lah  10.21.11 ©®

7
0
0
Juice
24 reads
Donate coins to InkArtist.
Juice
Cancel
Written by InkArtist in portal Micropoetry
~anonymous
 
 

fifteen thousand
six hundred
sixty-three days
 
 
& I have
nothing left
to give
 
 
you were the
storm
& I was the
waiting
 
 
& I drowned
in the sounds
we made
 
 
inside the
ghost-white
quiet, I
wondered
 
 
did you even
remember
the sinking color
of my eyes?
 
 
 
 
lah  10.21.11 ©®
#poetry  #relationships  #thoughts  #personal  #marriage  #micropoetry  #pain  #sadness  #emotional  #goodbyes  #divorce  #separation 
7
0
0
Juice
24 reads
Login to post comments.
Donate coins to InkArtist.
Juice
Cancel
Written by InkArtist in portal Poetry & Free Verse

~preying hands

the worst part isn’t remembering
the pungent smell of armpit sweat
or the way his teeth gnawed at the moon
his breath reeking of camels & coors


it was how his eyes flickered
like orange sparks spreading wildfire
as he unbuttoned my skin
hooked my bones over the back
of his bedroom door & admired
the red flush of my cheeks
virginity trickling down my thighs
staining the carpet
spilling on the floor


I thought he’d bring daisies
& kiss me like july












lah  1.12.12 ©®

13
1
3
Juice
32 reads
Donate coins to InkArtist.
Juice
Cancel
Written by InkArtist in portal Poetry & Free Verse
~preying hands
the worst part isn’t remembering
the pungent smell of armpit sweat
or the way his teeth gnawed at the moon
his breath reeking of camels & coors


it was how his eyes flickered
like orange sparks spreading wildfire
as he unbuttoned my skin
hooked my bones over the back
of his bedroom door & admired
the red flush of my cheeks
virginity trickling down my thighs
staining the carpet
spilling on the floor


I thought he’d bring daisies
& kiss me like july












lah  1.12.12 ©®
#poetry  #thoughts  #personal  #pain  #sadness  #emotional  #rape  #SexualAbuse  #daterape 
13
1
3
Juice
32 reads
Load 3 Comments
Login to post comments.
Donate coins to InkArtist.
Juice
Cancel
Written by InkArtist in portal Poetry & Free Verse

~the presence of absence

 

 

 

 

There are days

words fall easily

 

 

litter the page

like a pale shade

of october's

collapsing color

 

 

the dull copper

and brittle brown

gently brush

against bare sheets

 

 

still

they never fill

an empty womb

 

 

they become

small stars

that lay upon

my windowsill

and wither in

their pallid death

 

 

I slip my hand

beneath the pane

so they know

that I’m here

 

 

and I will wait

 

 

even when the

air is too thick

with attic footsteps

and unheard voices

 

 

even when I

feel the paint

peeling back

eyelids to

haunt these

vacant lungs

 

 

yes, even then

 

 

 

 

lah  3.7.12 ©®

Rest in Peace Jason & JonThomas. Mommy loves you. ❤️

16
4
4
Juice
44 reads
Donate coins to InkArtist.
Juice
Cancel
Written by InkArtist in portal Poetry & Free Verse
~the presence of absence
 
 
 
 
There are days
words fall easily
 
 
litter the page
like a pale shade
of october's
collapsing color
 
 
the dull copper
and brittle brown
gently brush
against bare sheets
 
 
still
they never fill
an empty womb
 
 
they become
small stars
that lay upon
my windowsill
and wither in
their pallid death
 
 
I slip my hand
beneath the pane
so they know
that I’m here
 
 
and I will wait
 
 
even when the
air is too thick
with attic footsteps
and unheard voices
 
 
even when I
feel the paint
peeling back
eyelids to
haunt these
vacant lungs
 
 
yes, even then
 
 
 
 
lah  3.7.12 ©®

Rest in Peace Jason & JonThomas. Mommy loves you. ❤️
#poetry  #reflection  #death  #thoughts  #personal  #grief  #loss  #pain  #sadness  #mourning 
16
4
4
Juice
44 reads
Load 4 Comments
Login to post comments.
Donate coins to InkArtist.
Juice
Cancel
Written by InkArtist in portal Poetry & Free Verse

~paper flowers

 

 

 

 

I'm going to arrive unannounced

like a six am alarm

or august rain

 

 

swing open the heavy door

to our red room

watch the way wind scatters

flowery stationary

I left behind

 

 

just old words to seed

below the pane

 

 

I'll still drive by

 

 

see their colors

see their bloom

 

 

 

 

 

lah  38.12 ©®

15
1
4
Juice
37 reads
Donate coins to InkArtist.
Juice
Cancel
Written by InkArtist in portal Poetry & Free Verse
~paper flowers
 
 
 
 
I'm going to arrive unannounced
like a six am alarm
or august rain
 
 
swing open the heavy door
to our red room
watch the way wind scatters
flowery stationary
I left behind
 
 
just old words to seed
below the pane
 
 
I'll still drive by
 
 
see their colors
see their bloom
 
 
 
 
 
lah  38.12 ©®
#poetry  #reflection  #relationships  #nature  #thoughts  #personal  #goodbye  #divorce  #separation 
15
1
4
Juice
37 reads
Load 4 Comments
Login to post comments.
Donate coins to InkArtist.
Juice
Cancel
Written by InkArtist in portal Poetry & Free Verse

~awakening

I am breathless

& suffocating my ghosts

my womb is brimming

with lake water

fully blue

& there are unburied bones

drowning like poems

I am breathless

standing inside my own complication

with vowels in my eyes

loosening this darkness

into long shadows of summer

I will not ask you to say my name

in the tangle

in the tremble & the wilding

I am breathless

& I want to move like wind

my body

a symphony of birds

lah 2.20.17 ©®

8
1
0
Juice
21 reads
Donate coins to InkArtist.
Juice
Cancel
Written by InkArtist in portal Poetry & Free Verse
~awakening
I am breathless
& suffocating my ghosts
my womb is brimming
with lake water
fully blue


& there are unburied bones
drowning like poems


I am breathless
standing inside my own complication
with vowels in my eyes
loosening this darkness
into long shadows of summer


I will not ask you to say my name
in the tangle
in the tremble & the wilding


I am breathless
& I want to move like wind

my body
a symphony of birds




lah 2.20.17 ©®
#poetry  #life  #death  #thoughts  #faith  #personal  #grief  #loss  #sadness  #hope  #mourning  #changes  #Optimism 
8
1
0
Juice
21 reads
Login to post comments.