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Malfunction [Freeverse Poetry]

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I was the definition of a malfunction. A machine that had feelings. How funny. Machines aren’t supposed to feel. They aren’t supposed to cry or laugh. But I do. I’m a machine that feels. One that hurts every moment I swallow oil to lubricate my gears. One that hurts every moment I flip the “On” switch on the side of my …

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Tumbling Forward [Freeverse Poetry]

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As I fumble, my heart tumbles under the waves of your laughter. My insides feel warm as the sound of your joy swirls inside me, bringing me nowhere else but here. Away from my sorrows. Away from my darkness. Just here. In our everlasting enthusiasm, our quality quirks, our friendship that fuels my moments in the present. My moments of …

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An Ocean Inside [Dark, Freeverse Poetry]

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I have an ocean inside me, Motion, a wave of emotion, Rippling through bones and beating insides The oxygen, where are you? The salt, seeping in my lungs Each breath, hoarse, nails running down red flesh, Blood washed away, the waves curl. The sharks inside me tremble. They smell the crimson, the dripping organs Now filled with sand – solid, …

A Beautiful Machine

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Just a random, poetic construct commenting on what it’s like to live in the adult world.  And then the world said: “I will make you a beautiful machine – give me your blood, and I shall give you gasoline, give me your veins, and I shall give you gears, give me your heart, and I shall give you an iron …

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Souls – Poetry [Freeverse]

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A series of short poems that describe people in my life using various letters of the alphabet.    Souls emanating every color of every shade Ones seen by only a few, their brightness hidden Trembling under the sun, they fade But not all souls are forbidden. Beginning with one riddled with sickness Brightness, suffering in frozen solitude Blazing, harboring rays …

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Blackened Flight – Poetry [Freeverse]

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A dark poem commenting on human corruption.  Structure binds our veins to glory Tying blood. Memory knots—Flow vanishing Knots tighter, limbs blue They plan to cut them off for you Sent to factories in polluted skies Blackened tar, innocent doves A promise to pay you for your flesh Like feathers blackened, a tainted mesh Of empty change jars filled with …