• SprawlingInk commented on the post, wall 6 years, 7 months ago

    There is a wall around my heart
    That has no end and has no start
    Of greyish, haunting marble stone
    It stands there weary and alone

  • SprawlingInk commented on the post, stir 6 years, 9 months ago

    I could stir my brain with a stick.
    The insides sticking, coagulating,
    congealing.
    The gray matter reflecting
    the gray world
    that holds me captive.

  • SprawlingInk commented on the post, towers 7 years ago

    The compact glint
    of a thousand lives
    decimated instantly
    in the blink of an eye

    What from these ashes
    can ever grow?
    Will hope spring from
    where sorrow sows?

  • SprawlingInk commented on the post, spa 7 years ago

    I think I have
    some Jung on the brain
    yearning for word association
    until spa becomes spar
    becomes battle
    becomes victory
    becomes life
    becomes death
    and all the circles in between

  • SprawlingInk commented on the post, belief 7 years, 6 months ago

    I cling to this sunshine
    that wraps around my arms
    pulling my skyward
    and smoothing me with hope
    instilling the belief that
    I can go on
    for now

  • SprawlingInk commented on the post, maze 7 years, 7 months ago

    I stumbled through the maze
    the walls of leaf and vine
    and wondered if I would
    my destiny soon find

    I came to fear the middle
    though branches I did rend
    for there was the ever-growing fear
    that there I’d meet my end

  • SprawlingInk commented on the post, walls 7 years, 7 months ago

    The walls close in
    as I breath out
    mimicking my heartbeat
    sealing off my shout

    The walls close in
    as I breath out
    and slowly suffocate
    on doubt

  • The snowflake sparkled in the moonlight,
    flitting in daring spirals through the silence,
    until it came to land
    on the curve
    of her cheek
    mixing with the teardrop
    as graceful and unique
    as the flake that had descended
    from heaven

  • SprawlingInk commented on the post, thunder 7 years, 9 months ago

    The crash of thunder
    echoed
    against the curve
    of her skull
    pounding away, an omen of some
    as yet unseen,
    lightning

  • SprawlingInk commented on the post, horses 7 years, 10 months ago

    Let my horses run free
    to the edge of the earth
    and come back untainted
    with the glow of rebirth

  • SprawlingInk commented on the post, rules 7 years, 10 months ago

    She played by the rules
    and colored in every line
    so no one would notice
    her complete lack of spine.

  • He shuffled the deck of cards, his hands gracefully performing the practiced motion. I studied them, his hands, wrinkled and worn by the ravages of time. Hard and calloused from growing up too much too fast in an age now long forgotten. Hands whose fragility belied the strength behind them and held a thousand stories […]

  • SprawlingInk commented on the post, tires 7 years, 10 months ago

    She tires easily now
    it seeps into her bones
    like a dull acid rain
    eating her slowly
    from the inside out
    until finally, finally she ends
    in a glorious implosion

  • She cursed as she felt
    her hair slick
    to her forehead
    its strands weighing her down
    creating slithering strangleholds
    caught in a downpour
    powerless to resist
    and as she grew heavier
    she wondered
    how anyone could see this
    as cleansing

  • It was a combination
    of lust and rage
    that freed the demon
    from its cage
    because who can ever
    resist the whim?
    The carnal temptation,
    the night of sin.

  • She wanted her life
    to be a profound
    statement
    unfettered by the mundane activities
    that were currently stifling her
    from the outside in
    a bland docility
    where wildness
    wouldn’t grow

  • The epiphany came
    in a growing
    effervescent glow
    creeping up
    the tips of her fingers and hands and limbs
    until it swallowed her whole
    Shivers danced across her skin, stars
    flashed behind her eyelids
    As she reached out her arms
    beseeching him to return

  • Let’s make a sacrifice
    by breaking the sunbeams
    across the altar
    of tomorrow
    to bring about
    a glorious daybreak
    as yet unpromised

  • SprawlingInk commented on the post, mutual 7 years, 11 months ago

    The feeling’s mutual
    I guess but
    maybe I’m not so sure
    as I stand
    on the precarious edge
    between heart and head
    on the great divide between
    love and mind
    that assures us
    that we’re
    not dead

  • SprawlingInk commented on the post, dull 7 years, 11 months ago

    She painted her life
    in dull shades of gray
    because she found that it helped
    to drive others away

    And though she might want them to resist her and stay
    She finds that her heart fares much better this way