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I’m left with empty contracts you’ve given me.
Here, coated in chills, I’m outlined with a memory.

Am I just a trace now, or am I echo upon a whisper that kept you close?
Am I a gilded wing? Or am I the sun that burnt you to a crisp, sir Icarus?

I’m left with empty memories about you.
There are newspapers without headlines,
and how I wish you were here.

» Posted By Marissa On 03.17.2017 @ 12:49 am


An unspeakable bond lies between us,
in your eyes and the links that surround.

» Posted By Marissa On 03.11.2017 @ 8:20 pm


I’d show you my ballot,
if you’d show me yours.
It’s at times like these
when my mind insecures.

» Posted By Marissa On 03.08.2017 @ 9:15 pm


oh how you shook,
how you rattled.
my core couldn’t handle your way.
and how tables turned,
and all the walls burned,
when I had asked you to stay.

» Posted By Marissa On 03.05.2017 @ 1:27 am


You are the ocean, where I ebb and flow,
and where the rocks crumble.

Shine on, you sea sand. Glisten under the sun.
Our nights have been heavy, but our day’s just begun.

» Posted By Marissa On 02.15.2017 @ 2:56 am


How would I ever repay you?,
Said the strumpet to the sheep.
There would be miles to go before we wake,
and even more to go before we sleep.
The moon is full and vibrant,
while my arms are getting weak.
The stars were warm and weary,
and I kissed you on your cheek.

» Posted By Marissa On 02.07.2017 @ 1:47 am


She’s not a hateful person. Hate and anger, it’s too exhausting for her anymore. She takes the rage she does occasionally feel and she stuffs it down, smothers it like an unwanted child. Fixes her makeup. Assumes a smile. Closes her eyes.

» Posted By Marissa On 12.28.2016 @ 12:20 am


Sweetheart, oh,
let me swing on your swing set again.
Sweetheart oh,
lets run from curfew,
and imagine our problems are bigger than they are.
Sweetheart, oh,
you loved me like the sun greeting the glistening tide.
I just wanted inside your room, and to know you.
Sweetheart, oh,
individually, we will never forget one another.

» Posted By Marissa On 12.11.2016 @ 1:37 pm


Do you recognize my pieces,
as they scatter through the rug?
I was colors when I met you,
now I’m lucky if I get grey-scaled.

I saw you in shutter frames;
for which, you moved too fast.
I now see life through my facets,
and everyone has left me alone.

I wasn’t a lunatic when I knew you,
but I was whimsical and eccentric, for sure.
I wasn’t more than a sagely wisp,
and you weren’t more than a shadow.

» Posted By Marissa On 11.23.2016 @ 1:05 pm


You took my funds like a banker,
with a button under the counter.
I reclaimed what I once had with a vengeance,
with a mask that covered my ears and nose.
Pressing the button, the silence screamed
and, it was like lightning,
everyone fell to the floor.

You took my love like an anchor,
with a sailboat that would never meet shore.

» Posted By Marissa On 11.09.2016 @ 1:53 am


could you be just a bit more specific?
I’m running in circles, on my mind’s track,
trying to make any sense of it.

» Posted By Marissa On 11.01.2016 @ 1:12 am


The waves broke slowly, still slumbering in the dull haze of a winter’s morning. Above her head, the gulls wheeled, vulture-like, cawing. With a hollow sigh, she lifted the silvered trinket in her hand to her eyeline. Not worth stealing.

» Posted By Marissa On 10.27.2016 @ 1:59 pm


Lock me in your room,
with arms folded
they scolded us,
and I need you tonight.

Through holes in brain,
you are all I see.
Set me free.

» Posted By Marissa On 10.25.2016 @ 1:27 am


Cartographers wrote me a map to your heart.
Clutching my hand to my chest, I readied the start.
Stars shined down on me, as I sailed the sea;
the waves, each ebb, to you, they take me.

Tumultuously, my compass lost its insight,
and in ravines, dark, my anxiety set flight.
But the journey was defined, and I had decided.
Never knowing how lost I could be, misguided.

But you, you patiently beckon to me now,
through the thick and the thin, yet how.
That even in moments of loss and fear,
you never lose the ability to draw me near.

» Posted By Marissa On 10.17.2016 @ 2:22 am


You were a vase that held it all,
and at the very top, bud of rose.
Tipped over, and even poured out,
no one could decipher the load.

You were a puzzle, and so was I;
and even masters of great intellect
couldn’t solve us. Why try?

Please let the day be gentle,
and let the ravens fly along side.
I just want to help you get your vase clear,
so your flower will not have to hide.

» Posted By Marissa On 10.16.2016 @ 2:26 am


Like a shadow, you haunted me
whispering things to me, in the night.
If I kept my eyes wide open, dry to the gaze,
would you still be figment of my sight?

My castle doors shut,
the my moat has run dry;
and I don’t exactly know why I look at the moon, when I cry.

Little ghost, I beg of you, please don’t ever leave me,
when my heart is vacant, and my soul has deceived me.

» Posted By Marissa On 10.13.2016 @ 1:46 pm


I bathed in your sun,
when my time had come.
overcome with trauma,
we thrived off the drama.
the lawn was cut clean,
and your face was cute mean.

» Posted By Marissa On 10.10.2016 @ 1:43 am


You lived in my heart’s pocket like a tiny piece of lint,
a fragment of small dirt, who couldn’t take the hint.

You lived on my soul, like a small parasite,
who would do anything to dim my star, shining bright.

You lived in me, like a minor broken bone,
and this is exactly why I had to reclaim my home.

» Posted By Marissa On 09.28.2016 @ 12:50 pm


I saw you from the eyes that I held within my grip,
loose lips, frantic gaze, and one big sinking ship.
Moving so fast, it seemed you skewed my perspective.
When the leaves spangled our city, you were my only objective.
Hold me tight, even when the deep howling winds blow.
Dreaming of the moon and stars, up above, as we go.

» Posted By Marissa On 09.23.2016 @ 12:30 am


was it just my gracelessness that made way for your leave?
or was it everything presented on the table, like a feast for a king.
too many questions, tainting our stance.
and I’m tired all the time, who will take the blame?
you were one of my best friends, and then it was ripped away like a violent tide.
and maybe its the form that escapes me now;
it absconds with my heart, and hitches my walls to its tow,
and I am here, like an tooth without veneer.
you used to ebb and flow with me, but now, i think of you in passing, windy thoughts.
maybe it was all of my poems with inconsistent rhyming?
or maybe it was just my fortune, and all of its chthonic timing.

» Posted By Marissa On 09.13.2016 @ 9:42 am


let me wear you like a haircut,
with a fresh new style we’d shine.
I’d be your glitter filigree;
your holographic hand in mine.

» Posted By Marissa On 09.10.2016 @ 1:55 am


stuck in the middle with you,
stuck on flypaper with locusts.
I felt like we stuck together like glue,
but really you might have just been the stick in my side;
the stick in the mud that let me have no fun.
jabbed in the middle, bleeding out, with you.

» Posted By Marissa On 08.31.2016 @ 11:15 am


Empty the void
release the grip
tight like phalanges
that never let go

your addiction
is a nerve that
never gets touched

» Posted By Marissa On 08.24.2016 @ 1:39 pm


Nostalgia painted me on a canvas that says “stay here”.
I’m still living in a shadow of who I was last year.
Listening to music that held me when I was young,
it stops; back to the future — bitter taste left on my tongue.
Let me paint you how you were, like stars in the sky,
when we were still small, and with our heads still held up high.

» Posted By Marissa On 08.23.2016 @ 1:25 pm


Let’s take a ride in your parents’ van.
I’ve got the map, and a loosely laid out plan.
We’ll explore beaches, get sand in our hair;
You’ll fall over laughing — we make such a great pair.

Let’s take a ride in your parents’ van.
I’ve got the dreams, and you’ve got a man.
We’ll explore heaven, the angels will sing,
You’ll get married — wedding bells will ring.

Let’s take a ride in your minivan.
You’ve got the kids, and I’ve got a tan.
We’ll talk together, think about our past.
Little moments in life like this are meant to last.

» Posted By Marissa On 08.18.2016 @ 6:34 pm


I was left out, locked outside the castle.
Begging for hope, I cried out your name.
You were alone, dreaming of the stars,
and I only wanted to be in your arms.

» Posted By Marissa On 08.17.2016 @ 12:55 pm


the pieces spilled from us, like a jigsaw box.
night sky lit stars above us, the forest, the fox.
I collect memories and dream slices of you,
in my fondest moments, and in all the things we do.

come down to my cloud castle, have a fleeting thought.
of all the things we had once, and all the things we forgot.
dry the moon’s tears, and sing me a song.
i’d promise you love, but it might not last long.

» Posted By Marissa On 08.12.2016 @ 3:22 am


Light me with your star,
windows down, in your car.
Flickering bright,
my lonely skylight.

You’d starve me for words,
in the sky with the birds.
My torch is dying,
while you’re up there, flying.

Let me leave with my slice,
just a piece, not the vice.
And I bid you goodbye,
while your embers soar high.

» Posted By Marissa On 08.03.2016 @ 11:59 pm


See me sitting here, my sweet, sweet conifer.
Among the tree tops, near sir Douglas Fir.
I swing from your branches, through needle and cone;
In the forest, for you, I am never alone.
Together, we taper, in a tangly branch nest
at long last, our souls align in rest.

» Posted By Marissa On 07.19.2016 @ 11:36 pm


to shield me,
to yield me completely
you seek me.
late night when everyone is alone,
you wreak me like havoc,
shine like stars in the sky,
you will inhabit me.

» Posted By Marissa On 07.15.2016 @ 11:34 pm

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