• devin commented on the post, thieves 2 years, 8 months ago

    like thieves,
    quiet and stalking,
    thin like shadows at
    noon.
    folding into my
    thoughts,
    crusting around my
    heart.
    like thieves,
    always taking
    and hollowing out.

  • devin commented on the post, pathway 3 years, 1 month ago

    your synapses rapid-firing, one neural pathway after another – these are the last wet choking seconds of your life — flicker, flicker as the fire dies and fades.

  • devin commented on the post, coil 5 years, 1 month ago

    tight together we coil and uncoil beneath egyptian cotton sheets; my legs are like ivy around yours and i snake my fingers into your sweaty hair and breathe in huffs against your neck — there is a gnashing of teeth against skin and a growling in my throat and a need so heavy and visceral.

  • devin commented on the post, balloon 7 years, 4 months ago

    and the balloon, silent, drifted through the night sky; an eerie orb tailed by its streaming ribbon, and i thought: where is it’s child?

  • devin commented on the post, shelter 7 years, 4 months ago

    to seek shelter from the aftermath of us is futile and yet i still try, even with the phantom memories still fresh on my mind.

  • devin commented on the post, ants 7 years, 5 months ago

    there is a stinging beneath my skin like a thousand ants eating away at my flesh from the inside-out, crawling and feeling and desperate to pour out my mouth and eyes and ears and i keep thinking to myself, i […]

  • devin commented on the post, return 7 years, 7 months ago

    i always return to you though not to your arms or a warm embrace but rather return to hating you, my blood boiling and bubbling against my skin as i clench my fist and wonder why me and you was ever an option.

  • devin commented on the post, laughter 7 years, 7 months ago

    there were creases in the corners of her eyes – reminders that at one time, before me, there was laughter in her life, curving in the corner of her thick lips and touching her eyes, which no longer sparkle or gleam when they pass over me, but grow steely and cold.

  • devin commented on the post, dull 7 years, 9 months ago

    when i think about you, i think about how dull your eyes were, and how i was constantly searching for depth within their murkiness, and then one day, i thought to myself, “maybe that’s it, maybe that’s all” and i hated you.

  • devin commented on the post, hover 7 years, 10 months ago

    i am a prisoner with my back arched, waiting for your hovering touch.

  • devin commented on the post, division 7 years, 10 months ago

    inside your physical heart, there is a septum that separates the left side from the right; i wonder, in love, if there is another that creates a division between love and hate.

  • devin commented on the post, chance 7 years, 10 months ago

    and in that moment, soft and filled with a quiet desperation, i wondered what the chances were – that our eyes would lock, quivering and shy, and the blush would bleed onto my cheeks, and then, just then, with my gentle parted lips, you would fall in love.

  • devin commented on the post, wings 7 years, 11 months ago

    there were wax wings made of bits of string and feathers and things and she wore them only as a reminder that there would never be a day where she could thrust her face into the warm sunlight and feel it melt down her spine and soak into her skin and she would never weave […]

  • devin commented on the post, amuse 7 years, 11 months ago

    remember was the word on your lips as you whispered into my needy ear, straining to catch the smooth sound of your breath, and i remember you saying, the words sounding like silk, that i amused you, with my sticky, goose-pimpled flesh.

  • devin commented on the post, lightning 7 years, 11 months ago

    the lightning flared in the dark sticky sky casting wicked shadows, and there were the silhouettes of two people who had once been a uniform entity, now existing only in the spaces between those brilliant beams of light and the mournful boom of thunder.

  • devin commented on the post, skeleton 7 years, 11 months ago

    we are the skeletons of humans; we are the cold and bitter souls who see nothing worth seeing, who hear what we want, who take pleasure in only the tantalizing. we are stripped of what once made us incredible; the elixir of caring that once was abundant in our blood runs dry, and we grow […]

  • devin commented on the post, ticket 7 years, 11 months ago

    i got a speeding ticket once, barreling down that old country road that led to your place — tucked away in the thick of sentinel trees, omniscient and knowing as they rattled their leaves at me, like a mother’s wagging finger. and while the fine was hefty and my insurance was just as angry as […]

  • devin commented on the post, cigarette 8 years ago

    he held the cigarette loosely between two brittle fingers, watching as smoke fizzled out of its end, the ashes falling serenely — there were gray streamers snaking towards the star-filled sky, reaching like outstretched fingers, for something that they would never be able to touch.

  • devin commented on the post, plague 8 years ago

    you are like a plague – an infectious contagion that spreads throughout me, rots me inside-out. you are like hatred.

  • devin commented on the post, straw 8 years ago

    the straw hat sat on the wicker dresser — looking almost omniscient as it towered over the rest of the room, looking over the furniture, even tilted ever so slightly into the rays of sun that filtered in through the dusty curtains. it had been years since it had so much had been looked at, […]