• Sarah commented on the post, toadstool 4 years, 3 months ago

    one for another
    like or as
    compounded for a new

    toadstool for this other
    something unseen
    but simile

    sqatting
    you are extended

  • Sarah commented on the post, complicated 4 years, 4 months ago

    It’s twisted
    and windy
    Like that swirly straw you love so much

    But I got caught up
    around the third bend
    Like that soda you said you still tasted

    I never moved an inch
    and you never said a word
    But I guess it’s called complicated

  • Sarah commented on the post, eleven 4 years, 4 months ago

    onety-one
    one day
    twoty-two the other
    seventeen and a half
    and you still need your mother
    then suddenly you’re
    a we, family
    and it happens
    you
    still
    need
    her

  • Sarah commented on the post, chores 4 years, 7 months ago

    the little things
    that all add up

    the odds and ends
    the daily tasks

    the ordinaries
    the endless lists

    you’re just the same
    but i’d never call you a chore

  • Sarah commented on the post, smoking 4 years, 7 months ago

    Only sixteen and
    addiction
    rehab
    to go (as far as we know)

    She quit smoking
    Trying to save herself (at least we hope)

    But her body never gave it up
    Stuck in eternal self destruction (cyclical and never-ending)

  • Sarah commented on the post, coarse 4 years, 7 months ago

    Fingers grazing palms
    Prayers for answers
    Sandpaper to the touch

    Efforts with coarse grain woods
    Rather than
    Courses on poetry

    Gave him no serenity or completion
    Nothing finer, smoother

    Living in this college town
    Pretending to be

  • Sarah commented on the post, sitcom 4 years, 8 months ago

    Perched on the cushions
    Looking up every minute or so
    Listening to that recorded laughter
    Of those deceased

    You entertained yourself
    Quiet introspection
    Artistic self-reflection
    You never laughed at the sitcom

  • Sarah commented on the post, ski 4 years, 8 months ago

    An ending
    To what has always been

    That exhilarating jump
    The soft whiteness

    Your icy breath
    My name in your mouth

  • Sarah commented on the post, vocal 4 years, 8 months ago

    My inability
    The anatomy that doesn’t quite
    Serve, Persist

    I cannot speak
    As you rant and rave
    On the error of our ways

    What can never be again
    For fear of heartbreak
    Long distance impossibilities

    But you have no idea
    The heartbreak
    You’ve already created

    So I sit
    As always
    Quiet

  • Sarah commented on the post, rafters 4 years, 8 months ago

    She finally saw
    After hours of searching
    The fluttering

    In this cathedral
    Perfection in a place
    Of worship

    She watched the bird
    Caught up, praying even
    In the rafters
    Trying to escape

    He was braver than she

  • Sarah commented on the post, mispelled 4 years, 9 months ago

    the errors
    painstakingly avoided

    tell the talke
    of a childhood

    practicing and practicing
    alone, in her bedroom

    repeatedly written
    driven into memory

    just so that
    not so many words would be

    mispelled

  • Sarah commented on the post, towering 4 years, 9 months ago

    years spanned between the two girls
    age depicted in feet

    making her look up
    when she was so used to

    being looked up to

  • Sarah commented on the post, duct 4 years, 9 months ago

    They were found

    On their knees
    Slowly progressing
    Crawling

    Through the spaces
    Meant for the air cooled
    Only to become heated breath

    They didn’t know where they were going
    They only knew
    About the air we breathe

    The poison
    Slowly entering
    On it’s knees

    Begging to touch
    Those collapsible sacs
    That hold the fuel to our hearts’ fire

  • Sarah commented on the post, billiards 4 years, 9 months ago

    sliding, battling
    over this artificial green

    it’s a game we play
    with many names

    be it war or billiards
    the end is just the same

    a world full of angry men
    all seemingly losers, betrayed

  • Sarah commented on the post, cake 4 years, 9 months ago

    Let yourself
    Indulge

    It’s a war between
    Eating the cake
    And if the calories will eat me

  • Sarah commented on the post, believer 4 years, 9 months ago

    It’s a insult
    To intelligence

    An ignorant
    Blind faith

    They call you believer
    And then shroud you in shame

  • Sarah commented on the post, desolation 4 years, 10 months ago

    Looking around
    Blind as
    Feeling only

    Nothingness
    Overwhelming
    There is only

    Emptiness
    Your war
    Of love and loss
    Of land and conquering

    Has left us
    With desolation

  • Sarah commented on the post, sultry 4 years, 10 months ago

    The red lips
    Curled hair
    Stretched skirt

    Speak volumes

    But look closer
    In here eyes
    Here’s what you seek

    Sultry

  • Sarah commented on the post, educated 4 years, 10 months ago

    Spend
    12
    16
    20
    years

    of your life

    learning, but never understanding
    this process that never ends
    the growing that never ceases

    and it can’t be avoided

  • Sarah commented on the post, coil 4 years, 10 months ago

    She wrapped
    Her arms
    Herself

    Around his warm body
    Coiling
    Like the light bulb

    Illuminating their love
    That demanded to remain hidden
    And shrunk in the light of day