• I sat before you boneless. One week before you left, my thoughts were never said. The night before your going away party, I spent with a boy. A boy who laughed, hugged, and kissed. A boy who looked at me with almost as much as heart as you do. We ate pizza and drank Crown Royal whiskey and in our drunken state I almost saw you. Yes I see you in…[Read more]

  • I’m always the mood people push me to become
    I sap in the energy of the room
    and become
    I am the carpet with stains
    and the stainless steal wrenching

    but also the carrier of memories
    the holder of stolen smiles and kisses
    and the words that have been said
    and should of been said
    in my small box
    I have seen enough of life within my…[Read more]

  • I grazed my finger in small circle paths on his spine, breathing in this morning and exhaling only worry. I let my eyes wander over the curvature of his body, inspecting his freckles and hair, and how his muscles laid and I was captivated by the beauty of this man.
    But this beauty isn’t mine to take in.
    I untangled myself from him, peeling him…[Read more]

  • Katelin Woods commented on the post, coma 3 years, 10 months ago

    she stretched her arms, the bright amber sun shown threw the window to her white hospital bed. sounds of the sirens and crashing, wrenching metal twisting came threw her mind. her ears abstinent to the noise but her mind full of it. Her chest ached, it froze like the sharp teeth of an arctic hound biting her chest. her friends, family, sisters,…[Read more]

  • Christmas time again and
    I guess we’re still just friends
    maybe I write too much about
    a broken heart
    and failed love
    or being sad
    but i’m just trying to
    drown you out of me
    and I’m hoping come the snow
    that I’ll start dreaming about a someone else
    and once it gets warm
    the snow melts
    and so will you and
    the ice in my soul

    no…[Read more]

  • You’ve become the aperture in my heart
    and sometimes I find you my reason
    other days it’s like I’m looking through glass
    but I can only see water
    slowly trembling into my coffin
    I can stop the gap with a mere finger
    but on these days to move another inch without you
    is to die
    so I let the sickness get me before you can

  • Embellish yourself
    stand up straight
    pull in desire
    without a sinful taste
    dress up
    never down
    said the woman
    wiping her hands on the
    dishtowel

  • Katelin Woods commented on the post, size 4 years, 9 months ago

    My heart was caught in my throat.
    A girl dangled your hand
    as a trophy
    with steel grey eyes
    she haunted the words
    forming at her coral lips
    without telling me
    “he’s mine”
    and dragged you
    as a chain would,
    not a love.

    The girl was a past friend I couldn’t quite remember.
    You were a love I couldn’t have.

  • Katelin Woods commented on the post, lord 4 years, 9 months ago

    My lip trembled at the sight of you, quaking in my bones, I felt your sight, your flashing grin through your limp body. You rested in your pine coffin, waiting to see the the lord. I wondered if you still loved me.
    When a rock is thrown into a lake, the ripples come out, one by one. In a flash you see it on a screen, on the news, the crying…[Read more]

  • Katelin Woods commented on the post, lord 4 years, 9 months ago

    Lord, can I ask you something, would you still love me, if I hated those who followed your every step? They are not holy, they burn, burn, burn, every day hating ones around them and feeling like without the presence of the lord, that the person is sin. I believe in you, but I don’t believe in your people. I may have inked skin and a pierced body,…[Read more]

  • Katelin Woods commented on the post, soil 4 years, 9 months ago

    You were
    soil love,
    earthen
    and all brown
    the way you smile
    made growth
    to my love
    you let me love you
    and dig in my roots,
    and never want to leave,
    then you uprooted me
    abruptly,
    let me have no water,
    my lungs heaving
    and I was choking,
    and you still wonder why

    I don’t need you
    anymore.

  • Katelin Woods commented on the post, now 4 years, 9 months ago

    now
    let me fold into you
    let me be your skin
    let me cling to
    your every fiber
    if I don’t
    you’ll go up into
    the clouds
    and disappear
    and I just want you
    now

  • Katelin Woods commented on the post, fire 4 years, 9 months ago

    You were fire.
    I wanted you.
    I tried to capture your fragile being in my palm, but you wisped around the cuffs, the chains. I doused your anger with love. Everyone says that the soul of fire is someone that is hopeless. But they all are wrong. I blink large doe eyes in your space, unjudging, and you sneer, a wild being. Then I walk to you on…[Read more]

  • I wanted you to love me
    so I
    went through the process
    of change
    I fixed my hair
    I threw away my
    old clothes
    and hoped to be
    what you loved.

  • I waved my hands into the bucket
    the bucket
    was your truth
    your actuality,
    I curved my hands along the brim
    dusting off the corners
    but I did not
    latch onto
    anything
    actual.
    You are a lie love.

  • Katelin Woods commented on the post, knows 4 years, 10 months ago

    I know how to form letter, a simple fraction of speaking. I curve the vowels with my coral lips and dip my throat into consonants. But no education of the highest ranking can speak straight when they see you. They dart their eyes to their feet, scanning for an answer. Heart caught in their throat, crawling to the tips of their tongues, lunging…[Read more]

  • I have a season in my heart
    winter
    cold and barren
    chilled with my
    prison
    of not understanding
    love
    so I stood in the rain,
    that day
    spitting at me
    drops falling down to my collar
    hair clinging to my
    forehead
    and I swear
    when I saw
    you
    holding your umbrella
    running to me
    with a smile
    powerful as a storm
    I felt like summer…[Read more]

  • Opportunity presented itself
    it quaked in my bones
    it rattled my teeth
    and forced me
    to scream
    what I said
    bubbled at the top
    and shoved it’s way at you
    simple start
    and I couldn’t stop
    “Want to hang out sometime?”

  • Katelin Woods commented on the post, July 4 years, 10 months ago

    I loved him in july.
    I fell hard and fast.
    but then he got cold.
    just like the seasons
    and his love chilled
    and he fell in love with
    September.
    someone the complete
    polar of me.

    come next summer,
    love me
    and don’t leave.

  • Katelin Woods commented on the post, roof 4 years, 10 months ago

    You are my roof, love.
    You keep me from troubles,
    as small as rain
    or strong like lightning,
    and when I put flame to you,
    you stay a skeleton of what I have done
    you leave
    but scar the earth were we
    stand.
    Smoke strangles my
    breathing.
    And all I can think about.
    Is your open doors
    and the way you
    left
    the blinds open
    for me…[Read more]