Slowly Detaching from Reality

She whispers In a drunken moan. She’s slowly falling in love. Ask her how slowly? We’re slowly making art when we fuck. Making sure she comprehends. A lion covered in cuts. Licking wounds. Vicissitude. Saliva and blood. We’re controlled experiments. And you’re variable A. Variable B, mumbles to self. Paranoia pirated brain. Dancing in herContinue reading “Slowly Detaching from Reality”

How to Trick Yourself into Love: A Poem Inspired by Hercules and the River Styx

KILL OR BE BROKEN. KILL OR BE ME. Killed in combat over and over, killing disease, killed in disguise, killed when I sleep, killed in my dreams, killed because I’m weak. Attracting spiritually broken, they see a healer in me. Chill in my bones. Killing me slowly, kiss me. It’s frozen. Feeling the breeze. OrContinue reading “How to Trick Yourself into Love: A Poem Inspired by Hercules and the River Styx”

What the Fuck Do I Do With This Hot Chocolate?

The moon The moon, The sun The sun, the moon Press mute Succumb Doomed, doomed, doomed I’m doomed. We’re done Who, who, who Are you? Who are we? What are we? Collusion Contusions. So very meek You’re a cup of hot chocolate On the fiercest winter morning Feel the blisters forming Whistle through the windowsContinue reading “What the Fuck Do I Do With This Hot Chocolate?”

JOURNAL: Fire Breather: A Short-Story of Self-Dialogue of Confusion and Acceptance

I’m a fire breather, spitting flames, chowing down on dragons for breakfast. Who’s up for crispy lips and tongues reduced to ash? I’ve been holding back for a while now, keeping my cool, not letting my inner fire show. My self-esteem is like a blazing sun, making the actual sun nervous. Inkblots and profound contemplationsContinue reading “JOURNAL: Fire Breather: A Short-Story of Self-Dialogue of Confusion and Acceptance”

The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Mad Scientist: A Poem of Passion and Pain

Mix gunpowder and moments of silence Gather components you’d author with smiles Combustible crossover, lost in your eyeballs Gifting a locket, heart-shaped alloy Wishing upon an asteroid comet Because… It’ll turn to debris before it reaches me Countdown from three, wishing your frown obsolete Douse gasoline, that sets blaze to decree Miscellaneous, mundane Mistletoe mainframe,Continue reading “The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Mad Scientist: A Poem of Passion and Pain”

How to Survive the Hellhound: A Lyrical Exploration of Trauma and Healing

Dear anyone, Heartbreaking, shattering, crushing, blasphemous, bludgeoning, over-saturated. Don’t be surprised if we can’t be separated. Science needs a new invention to mend hearts or a swab test for tears, where a story is written by the chemicals in them. And the chemicals in them are only ones that I can create with my signatureContinue reading “How to Survive the Hellhound: A Lyrical Exploration of Trauma and Healing”

21-Word Short-Story: Heartbeats in Your Wrist

How Naivety Shaped Me: A Poem Letter to My Younger Self

This is a letter from my older self to my younger self, using the advantage of hindsight and the possibility of time travel inspired by sci-fi movies. I hope you will believe me when I say that I am you, and to prove it, I will reveal a secret that only you and I know:Continue reading “How Naivety Shaped Me: A Poem Letter to My Younger Self”

Toyota Prius: A Poem of Abandonment and Escape

I recognize this abandonment pattern. Neglect and avoid, pushed to the side, suffocate and deprive. Overwrought. Rush to get over the noise. Stiff arm tactical markup. One and death on the goal. Practically harmless. Red zone ballad demarcation. Change is in constance, conscientious tailored departure. Mademoiselle, I’ve heard you tell me this often. Understandable. HatchetContinue reading “Toyota Prius: A Poem of Abandonment and Escape”

You Knew: A Poem of Compatibility and Conflict

It’s bittersweet: grapefruit sauvignon, rose-stained cherry motif, Nightmares on Wax on repeat. Please beware of the beast Swiping left, recurring sentiment, pattern repeat. Didn’t fall in love with your pictures, fell in love indiscreetly. Deciphering flaws, explicating Jungian traits Brain’s defensive mechanism, delegating safety restraints. Decoding reflexive emotive, premeditative distaste Automatic, chemical composition innate. FeaturesContinue reading “You Knew: A Poem of Compatibility and Conflict”

Disassociation and Cursive: A Poem Letter to Dissociation and Regret

You spoke passionately, breathing in between; about how we could practically look at each other without speaking and know what we mean. Hold my hands. Slight facial gesture, radiant beam. On the cusp of extraordinary meaning, emboldened by components both constructed with a definition of love. Uphold the only person I wouldn’t give up. UltralightContinue reading “Disassociation and Cursive: A Poem Letter to Dissociation and Regret”

JOURNAL: Houston, Can You Hear Me? A Tale of Isolation and Memory

Man, I never saw this coming. Saturn was the last place I wanted to end up. And here I am, on this unmanned spaceship headed for what feels like a haunted mansion in the sky. It’s crazy to think about how different life was just a month ago. Breathing used to be second nature, butContinue reading “JOURNAL: Houston, Can You Hear Me? A Tale of Isolation and Memory”