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we went to buy them together.

or maybe i went to buy them alone, and your mind was somewhere else while your corporeal body drifted next to me, in and out of existence. you said they were pretty. and i agreed. they are very pretty. even now, with a thin layer of dust over their surface, they look delicate and look more fitting to someone of blueblood heritage. how funny… it’s the only thing that was ever dignified in this home. even more so than our relationship as it is now.

we went to buy them together.

i don’t allow myself a second of hesitation before i smash them with my open hand.

» Posted By lynn On 02.13.2019 @ 7:46 am

photography

i’ll never get to capture you.

you’re so many things in a person at once, all fire, all soft, kind and gentle but callous, sharp, honest and cold, with the warmest brown eyes but the snidest, most cutting glances. you’re a contradiction in a piece, a mystery by all regards, but a wonder by my judgement. the curve of your mouth is more often a sneer than a smile, but you have the most truthful smile. you are my favorite scent, the small snippet of joy, a rush of wings, or perhaps a heartbeat, if only there was just a little more – more film, more lighting, if your hand was mine;

(i never got to capture you.)

» Posted By lynn On 01.29.2019 @ 8:37 am

builders

“you see them?” you say carelessly, waving a pale hand towards the invisible barrier between us and them, unbroken glass, clear and clandestine. “they’ll never be like us,” you continue, sweeping your bangs out of your eyes, eyes dark and flickering with some unknown emotion in the muted light. you never say that we’ll never be like /them/, though we both know that’s much more honest than the former. i don’t answer you, instead reaching forward and holding your hand within my own. your inky wings flare with unease for a moment before they still, and we both look towards the others together in an unspoken wish. they’re…builders, creators, out of our reach, something we’ll never become. and we; i suppose we only know how to destroy.

» Posted By lynn On 12.08.2018 @ 8:27 am

fun

and he’s off, feet against the dirt, racing the sunlight, arms stretched out in front of him, mouth agape in a breathless gasp and he chases the wind, tossing his head. his eyes are bright and flickering as he peers over the open air, holding onto nothing, mouth curved into a sharp, raw grin. he says he chases the adrenaline and the vertigo and the fun, but you can’t help but think differently. sometimes when he thinks you’re not looking, he just seems lost. (somehow uncertain, betrayed, broken.)

» Posted By lynn On 12.05.2018 @ 7:03 am

oasis

the moment he steps forward and slips into his awaiting arms, his pale eyes seem to drain of exhaustion, instead glowing faintly in the muted light, as though the life within was threatening to spill out. he holds on tight to the other boy, his hands desperate in their searching but kind in their touch. he lets out a long exhale and buries his head in his hair, listening to the other’s affectionate laugh. it’s a supernova in the shadows; an oasis in the dark.

» Posted By lynn On 12.04.2018 @ 5:28 am

floorboards

there’s a melancholy in this hall, like all of the students that ever been here were lingering faintly like kind ghosts peering out of the shadows. a faint breeze picks up the heavy curtains and sends them swishing over the glass, and i walk slowly up to the stage. not long ago, i had been up there, mcing an event with all the nonchalance in the world; and yet now the floorboards creak under my feet and the lights are off, and i feel even the hall itself is not ready to go.

i supposed that’s what happened when things are deemed old and needing repair.

» Posted By lynn On 12.02.2018 @ 11:19 pm

iceberg

oh god, i’m in love with you.

i didn’t know. well, maybe i did, but i didn’t think too hard about it.

i saw you in a dream last night. we were together, and we were happy.

/you/ were happy. and that was the most important thing.

i’m terrified. what do i do now when i see you? my heart seems to stutter and i feel more self conscious than i usually am. my hands get shaky and i suddenly stumble over my own words. my chest feels like it’s breaking apart. but you know what really scares me? that this is only the tip of the iceberg. it’s only going to go down from here.

(please catch me.)

» Posted By lynn On 12.02.2018 @ 7:12 am

seatbelt

unwavering, the way her hands moved into motion
like its natural for such an unearthly angle

he wondered why she was so scared,
so scared.

when the glass shattered,
he knew.

when he cried out at last, at loss for words,
“Mummy! Mummy!”

the car wreck continued,
sliding down the road,
his cries

a distant, unending shrill.

» Posted By Lynn On 09.04.2018 @ 3:16 am

edits

every snip was perfect
every cut was succinct.

he knew he had it right.
he knew it was perfect.

an entire day in his life,
condensed into one,
short film.

its all wonderful.

» Posted By Lynn On 08.17.2018 @ 3:09 am

railroad

their paths seemed so uncertain
at times

and in years it would seem to falter

they only knew to carry on
the paths they’ve made

so long ago,
they fear the unknown
the paths long lost
to them.

» Posted By Lynn On 08.03.2018 @ 9:25 am

hoodie

Shades drawn
just like this.

they scurried about their merry ways,
quick at it.

Hood up,
she ventured into the crowd.

» Posted By Lynn On 07.19.2018 @ 10:45 pm

heatwave

the wind offers little respite
in this still air.
we wandered long,
wavering hopes still alight.
until nightfall,
offers us solace.

» Posted By Lynn On 07.08.2018 @ 5:08 am

premium

if you give
just a little
now,
you can have it all

a premium subscription
for a premier like you,
its fitting

» Posted By Lynn On 06.30.2018 @ 10:58 pm

messenger

words that messed up his life.
words that drove everything away.
everything and everyone.
all that he had loved.

that was the night.
he lost.
to the faithful messenger,
of death.

» Posted By Lynn On 06.29.2018 @ 5:30 am

ceiling

he tried
each time
to climb
just a little higher

if not himself
then maybe
his children could

someday,
they might
reach
the top

if not them
then maybe
theirs…

» Posted By Lynn On 06.17.2018 @ 11:35 am

unstoppable

Anyone can be unstoppable if they put their mind to it.It takes determination and strength to become an unstoppable force. focus is always key.

» Posted By Lynn On 05.22.2018 @ 8:19 am

staggered

Writings that came
tumbling out his hands

battered between the paper and pen
the bleeding ink
staggered all over
filling the cracks
and crevices of the fated canvas

the final words
in his story.

» Posted By Lynn On 05.18.2018 @ 6:57 am

jealousy

those words don’t belong
where once you believed you had the rights to say

those ideas rung clear
while you were there

but never now
will they be true

we stand for no more
no jealousy
no hate

just peace
just love

just an overzealous spirit
in this brazen world.

» Posted By Lynn On 05.14.2018 @ 9:02 am

store

one by one
she stored away
those memories

one by one
she cried for them
those gone before

one by one
she mended
the store.

» Posted By Lynn On 05.08.2018 @ 7:37 am

lunch

you never thought that it would be
so long since you sat down
with your friends,
so long since you rejoiced in
each other’s company.

the lunch was years past,
those school days
you shared.

» Posted By Lynn On 05.07.2018 @ 5:05 am

charge

the first few
went forth

and all else
followed suit

one after the other

they led
the charge

to freedom
to change

to a new world order.

» Posted By Lynn On 04.30.2018 @ 11:11 am

holistic

and it shall stand
as an institution of holistic education
they decreed

and years past
years on

the same classrooms
the same tables

the same lessons
and yet

different students,
in a different future.

» Posted By Lynn On 04.28.2018 @ 9:00 am

classified

weary thoughts dragging by
lane by lane

filing out
to their making

step by step
we are achieving
a classified
society

» Posted By Lynn On 04.19.2018 @ 6:54 pm

teacher

they ought to have been
the ones

who held the wisdom of the world
in their hands
who embraced all
and all the same

to have been an inspiration
to have been the one
who stood up
for them.

» Posted By Lynn On 04.17.2018 @ 10:12 am

scared

you are in the moment
living every second

you breathe in
and you exhale

you wait
and wait
for it

it comes to
a
standstill

and
never does end

I was scared.

» Posted By Lynn On 04.16.2018 @ 6:49 am

crowded

Flustered thoughts
couldn’t calm her down

Her voice
lost
in the great
sea of people

swarming
round and round

quietly
she had hoped
to discern herself from them

but caught up
in it
she is one
of the crowd
in such
a crowded
place.

» Posted By Lynn On 04.14.2018 @ 10:36 am

orange

fallen rays
dissipate
in the aftermath
your love

they bound me
to a sacred
wish

of days
past
that
in the sun
your hair glowed

a color, of
orange

» Posted By Lynn On 04.11.2018 @ 7:43 am

quilted

their ways never stopped
nor came still
even
after all these time

you wonder aloud
if such
rules
are as they are

have they not realised
that time
passes
soon

and the memories they’ve
quilted
will forever
stain
their generations

» Posted By Lynn On 04.10.2018 @ 9:18 am

mask

The strain
never stopped

With a smile so wide

Flanking the cheers
he hears all around

Perfectly
in place

like everyone else
is

» Posted By Lynn On 04.01.2018 @ 9:05 am

regulation

those thoughts that flow
without a second’s pause
seemed wild,
untrue,
in this recollection of mine.

with a breath
I steadied
my thoughts
once again

» Posted By Lynn On 03.27.2018 @ 7:07 pm

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