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hapless

I sat before you boneless. One week before you left, my thoughts were never said. The night before your going away party, I spent with a boy. A boy who laughed, hugged, and kissed. A boy who looked at me with almost as much as heart as you do. We ate pizza and drank Crown Royal whiskey and in our drunken state I almost saw you. Yes I see you in every man I meet, a ghost of you. You have been what every love song is about since fall.
He looked at me with an almost smile, the same smile you get when you know a man loves you enough to leave. In that moment I saw you, how your eyes didn’t match your smile, and I knew he wouldn’t last long. He left because he said my eyes never followed him well enough. Somehow he knew, that my mind was preoccupied with the thought of you. It scares me how you still sneak your spirit into my writings and poems. I tried drugs, I tried alcohol and teas, but nothing drowned you out of my heart.
On the night of the going away party I still smelled of the boy who was too old in mind and body. You grimaced when someone asked me who I spent my time with yesterday for valentines day. The truth is that although I laughed with him, I was laughing with you. I see you and only you.
And so my selective eyes have chose nothing else to let my hands scribble to.

» Posted By Katelin Woods On 03.05.2014 @ 9:06 am

elevator

I’m always the mood people push me to become
I sap in the energy of the room
and become
I am the carpet with stains
and the stainless steal wrenching

but also the carrier of memories
the holder of stolen smiles and kisses
and the words that have been said
and should of been said
in my small box
I have seen enough of life within my walls

and now I see you
flick your eyes to the man next to you
who is forcing his focus to the floor
so he doesn’t stare at you too much

you say hello
he replies with a soft hi

and a new story has began

» Posted By Katelin Woods On 12.30.2013 @ 12:16 pm

gentlemen

I grazed my finger in small circle paths on his spine, breathing in this morning and exhaling only worry. I let my eyes wander over the curvature of his body, inspecting his freckles and hair, and how his muscles laid and I was captivated by the beauty of this man.
But this beauty isn’t mine to take in.
I untangled myself from him, peeling him off like my shadow, leaving not completely whole, I know someday we’ll be together, but I ache knowing what I did and I know all I have is regret. I heard his timber voice dipping like honey in slow intervals saying her name where mine should of been.
“goodbye” I said timidly
“goodnight” he replied in a daze
The difference between goodnight and goodbye is one means I’m coming back and one means I might.

I haven’t talked to him since.

» Posted By Katelin Woods On 12.29.2013 @ 10:03 am

coma

she stretched her arms, the bright amber sun shown threw the window to her white hospital bed. sounds of the sirens and crashing, wrenching metal twisting came threw her mind. her ears abstinent to the noise but her mind full of it. Her chest ached, it froze like the sharp teeth of an arctic hound biting her chest. her friends, family, sisters, dead. She lived and had to live with the guild. 48 years after the accident the sound never left the earth. it hibernated in her mind and body. it sat dormant waiting like a bad dream to terrify her natural being. she wasn’t a apart of this world anymore. she was a vessel of pain for those who lay in the dark. she was a vessel for the mistakes of her past and her family. she could feel the alcohol still to this day coursing in her veins. Her life, over but continuing because god decided that she had not met her quota of torture in this life. she had lost 48 years of her life. but will spend the next few reenacting the events of 1987. she could feel the warmth of steering wheel. the pressure of the gas pressing back against her heels. her wedding dress still tight around her waist. it was all over. everything is different.

» Posted By Katelin Woods On 12.21.2013 @ 8:26 pm

wreath

Christmas time again and
I guess we’re still just friends
maybe I write too much about
a broken heart
and failed love
or being sad
but i’m just trying to
drown you out of me
and I’m hoping come the snow
that I’ll start dreaming about a someone else
and once it gets warm
the snow melts
and so will you and
the ice in my soul

no i’m not emotionally unstable
but i am so fucking clueless now

don’t go
i’m so sorry

» Posted By Katelin Woods On 12.15.2013 @ 6:22 pm

aperture

You’ve become the aperture in my heart
and sometimes I find you my reason
other days it’s like I’m looking through glass
but I can only see water
slowly trembling into my coffin
I can stop the gap with a mere finger
but on these days to move another inch without you
is to die
so I let the sickness get me before you can

» Posted By Katelin Woods On 12.12.2013 @ 12:41 pm

embellish

Embellish yourself
stand up straight
pull in desire
without a sinful taste
dress up
never down
said the woman
wiping her hands on the
dishtowel

» Posted By Katelin Woods On 02.25.2013 @ 1:53 am

size

My heart was caught in my throat.
A girl dangled your hand
as a trophy
with steel grey eyes
she haunted the words
forming at her coral lips
without telling me
“he’s mine”
and dragged you
as a chain would,
not a love.

The girl was a past friend I couldn’t quite remember.
You were a love I couldn’t have.

» Posted By Katelin Woods On 01.15.2013 @ 5:18 pm

lord

My lip trembled at the sight of you, quaking in my bones, I felt your sight, your flashing grin through your limp body. You rested in your pine coffin, waiting to see the the lord. I wondered if you still loved me.
When a rock is thrown into a lake, the ripples come out, one by one. In a flash you see it on a screen, on the news, the crying grandmother, the broken parents, and then the small ripple, the one unseen, uncared for, was me. I just couldn’t handle it. I still don’t know how this happened.
No one knew you would take your own life, except me.
I just didn’t stop you.

» Posted By Katelin Woods On 01.04.2013 @ 12:23 pm

Lord, can I ask you something, would you still love me, if I hated those who followed your every step? They are not holy, they burn, burn, burn, every day hating ones around them and feeling like without the presence of the lord, that the person is sin. I believe in you, but I don’t believe in your people. I may have inked skin and a pierced body, but I respect you.
Wouldn’t you still love me?

» Posted By Katelin Woods On 01.04.2013 @ 12:03 pm

soil

You were
soil love,
earthen
and all brown
the way you smile
made growth
to my love
you let me love you
and dig in my roots,
and never want to leave,
then you uprooted me
abruptly,
let me have no water,
my lungs heaving
and I was choking,
and you still wonder why

I don’t need you
anymore.

» Posted By Katelin Woods On 12.28.2012 @ 4:58 pm

now

now
let me fold into you
let me be your skin
let me cling to
your every fiber
if I don’t
you’ll go up into
the clouds
and disappear
and I just want you
now

» Posted By Katelin Woods On 12.26.2012 @ 9:16 pm

fire

You were fire.
I wanted you.
I tried to capture your fragile being in my palm, but you wisped around the cuffs, the chains. I doused your anger with love. Everyone says that the soul of fire is someone that is hopeless. But they all are wrong. I blink large doe eyes in your space, unjudging, and you sneer, a wild being. Then I walk to you on that bench, cold frigid air shakes my spine, the wind tickles my ears, almost tells me to run, run from you, but I hover over you, the flame. You seem frightened about how your static frame hasn’t shocked me. It comes out soft, almost a question. “you aren’t what they say you are.” my words were paper, but concrete to you. I reach out, trying not to scare away the beast. I cusp my timid hands over your cheeks, tilting your yellow eyes to gaze at me. I see the fire burn. I see your pain. What you endeared. I leaned forward until my forehead was on yours, I saw the split second of your smile, then I felt your fire wash away with a kiss that was a promise. The weak are the strongest of us all.

» Posted By Katelin Woods On 12.25.2012 @ 7:12 pm

procedure

I wanted you to love me
so I
went through the process
of change
I fixed my hair
I threw away my
old clothes
and hoped to be
what you loved.

» Posted By Katelin Woods On 12.24.2012 @ 9:15 pm

actual

I waved my hands into the bucket
the bucket
was your truth
your actuality,
I curved my hands along the brim
dusting off the corners
but I did not
latch onto
anything
actual.
You are a lie love.

» Posted By Katelin Woods On 12.23.2012 @ 8:49 pm

knows

I know how to form letter, a simple fraction of speaking. I curve the vowels with my coral lips and dip my throat into consonants. But no education of the highest ranking can speak straight when they see you. They dart their eyes to their feet, scanning for an answer. Heart caught in their throat, crawling to the tips of their tongues, lunging out, screaming at your beauty. How you grace the spotlight in a dim shelter, almost demanding eyes, eyes flickering, eyes waving, eyes flirting. You’re voice, it tickles ears, a thick honey timber resting on my shoulders, dragging my shoulders down with a fragile step.
I fell an earthquake in my every fiber, but you stand still.

» Posted By Katelin Woods On 12.22.2012 @ 7:08 pm

season

I have a season in my heart
winter
cold and barren
chilled with my
prison
of not understanding
love
so I stood in the rain,
that day
spitting at me
drops falling down to my collar
hair clinging to my
forehead
and I swear
when I saw
you
holding your umbrella
running to me
with a smile
powerful as a storm
I felt like summer for the first time
I understood.

» Posted By Katelin Woods On 12.20.2012 @ 4:35 pm

presented

Opportunity presented itself
it quaked in my bones
it rattled my teeth
and forced me
to scream
what I said
bubbled at the top
and shoved it’s way at you
simple start
and I couldn’t stop
“Want to hang out sometime?”

» Posted By Katelin Woods On 12.10.2012 @ 4:51 pm

July

I loved him in july.
I fell hard and fast.
but then he got cold.
just like the seasons
and his love chilled
and he fell in love with
September.
someone the complete
polar of me.

come next summer,
love me
and don’t leave.

» Posted By Katelin Woods On 12.07.2012 @ 8:11 pm

roof

You are my roof, love.
You keep me from troubles,
as small as rain
or strong like lightning,
and when I put flame to you,
you stay a skeleton of what I have done
you leave
but scar the earth were we
stand.
Smoke strangles my
breathing.
And all I can think about.
Is your open doors
and the way you
left
the blinds open
for me to look in.
But I locked all my
doors.
and shut the curtains.
You could never really love me
because I didn’t let you
know me.
You are my roof, love.

» Posted By Katelin Woods On 12.06.2012 @ 5:49 pm

I sat on the roof, chin tucked into my knees. You laid a hand on my back, and pointed to the stars, then you smiled that warm grin. As I looked harder at you, you went up into the clouds, into the night. Dissipated. You used to say “When you pass, you lead the way for who you left behind.” and I raised my head to the sky, staring at you, or the being of you as that star. Then I smiled for the first time in a long time.

» Posted By Katelin Woods On 12.06.2012 @ 5:43 pm

simple

My love is simple, if I say so, you have it, otherwise you don’t. It isn’t some constricted thought or a twisted emotion. I love you straightforwardly, and only that way.

» Posted By Katelin Woods On 12.05.2012 @ 1:43 pm

higher

I wanted to reach my high, smoke puffed around the corners of my mouth and formed into a Cheshire grin, this was my only escape, I couldn’t find a safe haven in this alley, or in this town, I kept looking for comfort in the dark, not noticing the person holding the candle above my head, echoing “come with me” I just sat, and smoked till I was higher to my forgotten purpose. I was another skeleton that had no life.

» Posted By Katelin Woods On 12.04.2012 @ 9:30 pm

object

I held my breath
I could not find it
I could not find my heart
I have buried it
this object of affection
far to long
I lost you
so I thought I could
never
find another
Then I found him.

» Posted By Katelin Woods On 12.02.2012 @ 6:25 pm

I held this glass ball, thinking, how in the world, would this snow fall, without you? See, this was our world, you and me, you are my world, so I let it be. The sun would not shine, nor the snow fall, without my love.

» Posted By Katelin Woods On 12.02.2012 @ 6:22 pm

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