• Poppy commented on the post, weathered 6 years, 3 months ago

    Over time you weather away, your core, your very center is rubbed away at the edges, by pain and loss and fear and even love, you are chipped away until all that’s left is sediment

  • Poppy commented on the post, flat 6 years, 3 months ago

    Dull and unwashed
    Grungy and oily, like the slick floor of a sewer
    And familiar
    A feeling of slight discomfort you resign yourself to
    Because there is nothing you can do about it
    Now

  • Poppy commented on the post, claims 6 years, 3 months ago

    I love you
    Or something
    It doesn’t bother me
    It’s fine
    No worries
    Of course not
    I can’t wait
    Forever
    Always

    Or not

  • Poppy commented on the post, swell 6 years, 3 months ago

    With love and hope
    And love and happiness
    And love, love, love above all
    I feel my heart, my very soul swell
    Reaching to meet you and thank you

  • Poppy commented on the post, politician 6 years, 4 months ago

    lies, always lying
    A slip of the tongue or a pretty word to get your way
    People pleasing, saying what you think they want to hear
    And never knowing what you really think
    Or want
    Or believe

  • Poppy commented on the post, determined 6 years, 5 months ago

    Determined to smile
    To laugh, to sing, to jump
    Determined to see beauty
    to see grace, to see joy, to see love
    Determined to forgive
    to remember, to care, to love
    Determine to live

  • Poppy commented on the post, past 6 years, 5 months ago

    Things change and people change and everything changes
    And in the past you’d never think that you’d end up how you are now
    Ruined and broken and confiding in a single person
    A person you don’t even know
    In the past you were happy
    No more

  • Poppy commented on the post, employees 6 years, 6 months ago

    Running haphazardly through winding streets and passageways
    Working tirelessly, trying so hard
    To make everything better, to make it
    Okay. Nothing is okay anymore.

  • Poppy commented on the post, measured 6 years, 6 months ago

    Measured in tears
    In drops of red and scattered shinings
    In convulsions and things thrown
    Measured in pounds and apathy and hatred
    The units of sadness

  • Poppy commented on the post, steps 6 years, 6 months ago

    small and short
    but infinite
    not steep but somehow painful
    burning as you continue to climb
    never-ending
    when will I reach the top
    will I ever reach the top?
    seizing up, gasping for breath
    a stitch in your side and a pounding in your skull
    one more step
    and another
    another

  • Poppy commented on the post, sail 6 years, 7 months ago

    Fly on the wings of the wind
    Float through the waves of remorse
    Paddle past the whirlpool of insanity
    Ford the rivers of despair
    And sail
    Sail to a halcyon land
    Sail to a brighter place
    Sail toward the shining horizon of renewal
    Sail
    Sail
    Sail

  • Poppy commented on the post, fresh 6 years, 7 months ago

    Silver glistens
    Damp and shiny
    The fluff of winter and new
    Falling, falling
    Whisps of water
    Clouds of cold

  • Poppy commented on the post, statement 6 years, 10 months ago

    one statement
    written too fast
    thoughtlessly
    you tense up, freeze up
    apologize
    but it’s too late
    and now you’re shaking
    shivering
    sobbing
    wishing you could take it back
    because you don’t mean it
    or […]

  • Poppy commented on the post, fuses 6 years, 10 months ago

    fuses
    jumping, sparking, burning
    so easy to set off, so easy
    once lit, impossible to crush
    singing, stinging, sparkling
    starting a fire that can’t be put out

  • Poppy commented on the post, icing 6 years, 10 months ago

    Icing
    cloyingly sweet it twists the tastebuds
    swirling and dancing across the cake
    too sweet
    too sweet