I have always loved the thought

Of my art blooming like petals

In someone’s mind,

Till they too

Are plucked and wither

With time.


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One and a half

I can live with half a heart

I feel

Lifting the other half

Into your trembling chest

One and a half heart

Beat in tandem


My half heart shivers in cold

Blood rushes in where I had once been whole

I bleed and bleed

Fingertips cold and blue

I kiss you goodbye

Warm jacket and a blanket

In my bag that will fly with me

Miles away.


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Cold fire licks at my
Pale blue feet
In this violent sky
And high, high
The smoke rises.
My chest fulls with the
Poison on clouds of small red fires
Burning in the base of my throat.
Ash and still water gulps of
Time inside, outside


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A truth, a lie

It’s funny how days

Are not days anymore

But tired hopeless hours

Piled on each other

Faces, are not faces anymore

But expressions of the same

Thought unsaid.

Eyes wander through and to

Colours of humans and one blue

Hands of the dead undead

Deep in my chest

Burst through, branching

Towards the ultimate good.

I have exhausted myself

I don’t feel myself

In this jungle

Of multi-faceted friends

I still, try and try

Because I believe

All actions come back to me

A truth, a lie.


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