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Author has written 216 stories for Nature, Work, Life, Friendship, Love, Religion, General, General, Song, Family, Fantasy, and Essay.

Amy, 22, organist. Senior at a college in the South, where I work as an accompanist.

Favorite music for writing:

Sun Kil Moon, Mogwai, Eluvium, Clem Leek, Nico Muhly, Library Tapes, Ólafur Arnalds, Jóhann Jóhannssonn, Soap&Skin, Gabriel Williams, The Tumbled Sea, Birdy

My poetry, while often written in first person, does not always narrate things that happened to me personally.

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Lillian Gish by reaching-for-sunlight reviews
There was no need for words.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 33 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/15/2012 - Complete
Looking for Neverland by the-lovely-anomaly reviews
There's a part of me that refuses to grow up.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 49 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/17/2012 - Complete
Ballerinas in Seattle by Faithless Juliet reviews
A Pantoum."Mimicking the women they've yet to dance in to."
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 353 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/4/2010 - Complete
Golden Axe by Faithless Juliet reviews
On the sill of her eclipse, the moon acting as a misplaced earring.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 131 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 4/26/2010 - Complete
And In Your Dream of Darkness by R. E. Ellison reviews
Reload in 2010. Horror, tragedy, vengeance, karma, and the hunt through three decades for a serial killer who may not be human. Seriously rough language and violence. NOT for kids (by the end of chapter one you'll see what I mean.) I would STILL love some feedback. NOT autobiographical!
Fiction: Horror - Rated: M - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 16 - Words: 178,048 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/26/2010 - Published: 3/25/2010 - Complete
The Boy who Saved the Lobster's Tale by improvisationallychallenged reviews
A young man stuck in a dead-end town with a badly-paid job and a banal existence before him has his life changed forever when he rescues a highly unusual lobster with the ability to grant wishes. This is a shameless revamp of a Brothers Grimm tale.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,005 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/14/2009 - Published: 2/6/2009
wishes die like childhood by a silenced revolution reviews
tell me the word goodbye doesn't sit right in your throat
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 116 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Published: 2/20/2009 - Complete
unstitched by a silenced revolution reviews
transgender childhood has never been the happiest story
Poetry: Family - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 170 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 13 - Published: 2/15/2009 - Complete
The Pianist by SuzannaR reviews
Vignette. Short, Random I guess.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 332 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/20/2009 - Complete
like cold air on skinny bare arms by a silenced revolution reviews
guess i just never expected it to hurt this much
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 206 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 12/5/2008 - Complete
Кричишь by Lal111 reviews
Коротенькая вещичка о любви
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - Russian - Chapters: 1 - Words: 135 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 10/20/2008 - Published: 6/9/2008 - Complete
The Heart Beats To The Melody Of False Pretences by TheBeautyOfTheGrave reviews
It's just a game...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 68 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Published: 9/1/2008 - Complete
We Run by Guardian Soul reviews
With twilight at our backs we run.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 22 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/19/2008 - Complete
Drained by Thenardier reviews
It just hit me.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 17 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/11/2008 - Complete
shedding by siphoned afterglow reviews
like learning yourself
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 57 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Published: 5/18/2008 - Complete
Cuando by Luthien'Estela reviews
Cuando... cuando
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - Spanish - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 41 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/19/2008 - Complete
You by Tearlit reviews
I call out - you answer.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 148 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/18/2008 - Complete
The Gods Have All Got Kidney Stones by Thaddeus Grey reviews
I could say it's a philosophical venture on the welfare of today's economy put to verse, buuuut...I was really just enjoying clever ways of putting words together and making them rhyme while I wrote this. But hey, it's got some crazy stuff. R&R. Enjoy.
Poetry: Song - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 368 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/18/2008 - Complete
Change of Heart by simpleplan13 reviews
Title kinda says it all... relatively good... I think. Please critique away!
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 32 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 12 - Published: 4/9/2008
we are the Different ones by a silenced revolution reviews
you told me you tasted yourself like a lie, a mistake never meant to be.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 152 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Published: 3/21/2008 - Complete
he was velvet by citrus scented reviews
and a hundred and ten unsaid words.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 110 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 69 - Published: 7/17/2005
Necromance by Crave Spencers reviews
Love transcends life.
Poetry: Love - Rated: M - English - Poetry/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 118 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/20/2003
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The worst has happened reviews
The first time I speak my identity without anyone saying it for me (lesbian)
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 51 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/11/2016 - Complete
When I realized I loved you
nearer to my mind than the star-scarred sky.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 122 - Published: 3/11/2016 - Complete
Daddy phase
The eyeshadow my mother bought me dried up on my bedroom dresser while Daddy taught me to shoot a .38 special in the backyard, never too cliché for Louisiana blood.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 513 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/11/2016 - Complete
Resurrection reviews
Queer sins cost more than straight ones.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 304 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/11/2016 - Complete
Tropical Depressions reviews
Don't think about the roof on your house or the tantrum of cloud-scarred sky
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 130 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/10/2016 - Complete
Scheherazade reviews
My father sits on the edge of my bed, by my feet. Are you happy? I yawn, ask if we can talk more in the morning.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Suspense/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 210 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/9/2016 - Complete
Hurricane Katrina
To love life, love it even when you have no stomach for it and grief's tropical storm thickens the air, heavy like the air in New Orleans fit for gills more than lungs;
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 158 - Published: 2/27/2016 - Complete
Pelican
You have not crawled so much since towards your mother's lap—your heart, the size of a plumb, thumping against her thumbpads.
Poetry: General - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 117 - Published: 2/27/2016 - Complete
Ana
The black curls just like her mother's clump the floor, winding and shriveling on stone when I brush her hair.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 66 - Published: 1/30/2016
Merde reviews
But it snapped against my body, bent over the master bed, fists tight; and for the first time, my mother swears - merde.
Poetry: Family - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 134 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/29/2015 - Complete
Who hurt you, Mrs Gill? reviews
The scars on her wrists flash in the white light of the supermarket.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 153 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/28/2015 - Complete
All Shall Be Well reviews
The bells of Norwich clap for the rising Louisiana sun as my father's eyes track the spinning vinyl. On Sundays like these, he locks himself in the study to listen to these old records, scratched, skipping beats. In those stacks of black disks, his fingerprints most spot the recordings from the old cathedrals, like Norwich.
Poetry: Family - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 732 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/7/2015 - Complete
Ash reviews
After we kiss, my mouth lingers with stardust and ash.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 19 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/9/2015 - Complete
The Secretary
An unemployed husband suspects his wife may be cheating on him with a new coworker, but their marriage strains as he violates her privacy in a desperate search for answers.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,597 - Published: 9/4/2015 - Complete
Bruise reviews
The first time we stripped, she threw the clothes in a pile like she'd done it a hundred times. After, she admitted that nerves almost made her throw up, so she'd swallowed a couple shots to relax her shaking hands. One day, digging around her drawers for her lost wallet, I found Xanax in an Altoids tin atop her Bible.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 432 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/20/2015 - Complete
How to be Gay in Mississippi reviews
Dig quarters out of your sister's jeans in the laundry basket, and drop them in your piggy bank in case your parents kick you out tomorrow.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 630 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/14/2014 - Complete
Lost reviews
My dear, you are always going to be finding... You'll find yourself in your mother's arms, her hands in your hair as she begs you to tell her what's wrong. You will find the scale in her bathroom and wonder if your boyfriend would love you again if the numbers said something different, something even less than the blond, less than any other girl in your school...
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 553 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/27/2014 - Complete
18 reviews
When I switched jobs at the end of the summer, she asked me how to write a resume. When my assignments pile up, I reach for the bottle of whiskey in the bottom drawer beneath my shirts; she calls her father for advice. Then at night she'll sext me, I'm touching my skin right now, I just took off my bra….
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 361 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/21/2014 - Complete
Love and War in Mississippi reviews
Before our fingers touch, we'll glance over our shoulders, check that no one walks close enough behind us to notice. A six-foot man in a suit turns a corner and our hands slip to our sides, we fix our eyes everywhere else around him and carry on the conversation as if nothing had happened. As if we did not wonder whether he had glimpsed it at all...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 255 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/19/2014 - Complete
The ritual reviews
Three times a day, I ask if she's eaten. A minute ticks by as my heartbeat quickens. Another minute, nausea surges in my throat. My phone lights up with the response. As if someone has stopped squeezing my heart, it settles, and I thank her for eating, for keeping it down. Now I wait again to see whether she needs any more convincing that she should.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 282 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/19/2014 - Complete
Skin reviews
Let your light shine through your eyes, not your skin, Written for my girlfriend who struggled with self-harm.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 87 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/6/2014 - Complete
Silence
I will sing of your eyes, brimming with light, and your skin so soft that I fear (yet almost hope that) my fingers in their wake will leave permanent indentations, and each of your eyelashes, the corners of your smile, the rush of breath when we touch;
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Spiritual/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 189 - Published: 4/24/2014 - Complete
Bruised reviews
I'd never seen her with her friends her age, or dreamt that she could leap on light as with them.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 279 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/16/2014 - Complete
Everything casts a shadow reviews
Your body told me in a dream it's never been afraid of anything.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 95 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/24/2014 - Complete
Comforting sounds
and the one who shares his bed with me doesn't raise his voice like my mother when he lectures, and he tells me that he loves me before we hang up the phone like they all did;
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 195 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/11/2014 - Complete
Statue of Jesus by the dahlias reviews
To think that Jesus knows—He must almost taste the blood in His mouth, smell the vinegar at His lips, feel the nails splitting skin and bone... His hands surround Judas' feet as though they are the most precious creation He could hold.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 278 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/24/2014 - Complete
Each day I go into the chapel
But I don't complain—except to passers-by who ask me why I walk up the steps to the great organ again. They would not understand me if I laughed, or reached to lift the music books and held them like a child, or told them it that is their pain I labor to relieve.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 150 - Published: 2/22/2014 - Complete
Understanding reviews
Once you saw the preacher's son holding hands with your own. The two sat on the swings talking in hushed voices. Without thinking, you snatched the phone out of its cradle and called the pastor. He came with his wife to fetch his son.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 110 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/17/2014 - Complete
They say reviews
He was an athletic man, say the pairs of running shoes stacked up on the closet floor; not a tall one, though, says the length of the T-shirts in the laundry basket; and a God-fearing man, says the prayer journal resting on the nightstand near an uncapped pen and the Bible with its highlighted passages; but not a man for crowds, say the unopened invitations and
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 216 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/17/2014 - Complete
She'd break a plate reviews
but then fashion a mosaic out of the shards.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 16 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/12/2014 - Complete
Streets of Jackson
And then the guys are prying my arms off, and I let them drag me into the car, back to the house, telling me that I am drunk, explaining that the alcohol is crying, not me, and how I will feel better when I've slept it off.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 464 - Published: 2/5/2014 - Complete
Prayer
This prayer, threaded with tears, would weave a map of the stars and every constellation over the Jackson hills.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 74 - Published: 1/14/2014 - Complete
100 from home
An envelope twisted and torn from its rushed opening delivered a hundred dollar bill accompanied by no handwritten note—a pity; she flipped it front and back in search of Mother's cursive or Father's quick scrawl—
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 119 - Published: 1/9/2014 - Complete
Lace
Searching for the pillowcase trimmed with lace that my mother once made, I open the chest of drawers in Gabriel's bedroom to find that mice have chewed the pink and white linen towels to make their nest, and bedded in embroidered scarves and striped hand-warmers.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 199 - Published: 1/6/2014 - Complete
Candles in the chapel
Voices and light, no less. (A rare short poem.)
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 47 - Published: 12/26/2013 - Complete
Footsteps
His footsteps that you trail now leave you far behind as he climbs up in that darkness
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 57 - Published: 12/12/2013 - Complete
Surface reviews
First, you must forget everything, even your name. Anything you find now must be for the first time. When you have torn up every map, pull yourself up from the well,
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 77 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/4/2013 - Complete
The phantom ache reviews
For years, you feel the phantom ache of the heart that is not there, that holds nothing now yet whose rhythm, the exact intervals between beats, you cannot forget—as if in not expecting any longer your whole self might expire at last.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 186 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/3/2013 - Complete
My memories hold themselves aloof
the doctor asks more questions and although I'd rather shake my head, the images too dense with pain, we push on, the way an explorer presses through strange interiors whose revelations leave us far from everything we knew and were.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 332 - Published: 12/2/2013 - Complete
The wall
That wall so high had seemed impossible to climb—my father muttering "good morning," I "goodbye -"but this time he had seen me stagger in past midnight. I was so far gone I hadn't noticed him rummaging through my clothes, sniffing the edges, my mother's grimace urging him on. The shower I'd left running beat down nearby as we wrestled for my fix, me groping at his hand
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 744 - Published: 11/30/2013 - Complete
Target
Surely everyone knew. Surely they saw it in my walk, dragging each foot after the other; or glimpsed it in my eyes, the images I could not burn away; or saw it in my skin where I failed to tear it out of me. Surely my soul bore a target.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 430 - Published: 11/30/2013 - Complete
Repair
The next time anyone asks where all the bees have gone, I will point them to the columns of our chapel.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 66 - Published: 11/2/2013 - Complete
Two lessons
Am I lonely? The whip-poor-will also croons on the fence wire alone, staring into the heavens.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 137 - Published: 10/29/2013 - Complete
Afternoon recital
Today he sang. To shield myself, I curled my hair and wore high heels and spent an hour in front of the mirror powdering and perfecting, and at the end I smacked red lips and strutted out with the nicest purse in my closet.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 172 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/21/2013 - Complete
Mornings after
in the mornings after, after i fumbled for my keys and shuffled to my car, my head swam and heart pounded and in search of a lifeline I hummed the hymns we would sing in church just a few hours later
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 200 - Published: 10/20/2013 - Complete
Whip-poor-will reviews
Sometimes I wish to be the whip-poor-will stirring silence with a soaring trill, tossing praises in the air without a second thought,
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 74 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/20/2013 - Complete
Writing about angels
I used to write about the angels lounging in church pews and strolling through stone halls like they owned the place: the way their hands would slide like light through a crying child's; or how their boneless jaws tightened at the crude drawings scrawled by the boys in the back row; how they might raise their voices in our songs but never cast the slightest shadow.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 415 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/19/2013 - Complete
Winter reviews
When I think of her I think of the long winter days, how we ran upstairs to search for blankets, and breathed in the scented candles her sister bought, and friends came, and the dogs played as we would sip hot chocolate, and then I would get restless and wander off into the house and bow over the piano, plucking out some new melody as the afternoon darkened
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 137 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/19/2013 - Complete
This Can Be reviews
An essay describing one gay Christian's struggle to reconcile homosexuality and religion. "Sometimes she stares at the Bible in her hands and wonders if she could have avoided all of this if she had just known to pray about it earlier."
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,109 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/19/2013 - Complete
Tactile
I've learned that some loves transcend touch.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 282 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/16/2013 - Complete
a hotdog and coke, please reviews
her hands trembled picking apart her little son's ketchup packet
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 68 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/27/2013 - Complete
Not reviews
Briefly, a mother wonders—in between folding Ralph Lauren polos and yelling at the dog over her shoulder—about that bottle-blonde with the pug nose,
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 127 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/12/2013 - Complete
White lies reviews
I fell in love on the steps of the chapel; or at least, that's how we told the story in the months to come,
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 126 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/12/2013 - Complete
To name a soul reviews
I am one of few who know the name of your soul, and sometimes that tempts me to scream it into a crowd until I can't make another sound, to toss it out for the wind to carry away, for strangers' hungry ears to devour as they please
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 103 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/12/2013 - Complete
Do you remember music? reviews
Not that racket when you throw your hands on the keys, wringing your voice out of its shell, stomping the pedals, cutting your spirit with chords that cringe with every dissonance—
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 83 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/22/2013 - Complete
Only air
You're too heavy to carry, though your soul is only air.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 52 - Published: 2/22/2013 - Complete
Day
I consider the shadows under your eyes, embedded like scars, red-rimmed.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 48 - Published: 2/22/2013 - Complete
The child lies in bed asleep reviews
and so she cannot know, beside her head, her father prays that she might wisely grow.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 70 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/25/2012 - Complete
I knew the light could never fail
Rays struck my eyes, which I at once feared they must blinded be, yet realized after that brief pain that finally they did see.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 132 - Published: 12/25/2012 - Complete
Made of ink reviews
We're dripping it into public sinks and all along the sidewalks.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 84 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/17/2012 - Complete
She holds me like the sun
with a grimace of pain, sighs escaping her lips from the burns I leave on her soft palms,
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 63 - Published: 9/1/2012 - Complete
Either Side of Heaven reviews
My most recent original song. "On either side of Heaven you're my brother; on either side of Heaven we had no one but each other. I don't regret a day, and I pray the same for you - all's forgiven, no matter what you do..." A link to the YouTube video is on my profile. Inspired by the TV show "Supernatural", but you don't need to watch it to understand.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 279 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/9/2012 - Complete
Little ghosts reviews
Hands are ghosts that linger longer past their final breath, hanging airborne to tie knots on skin that will anchor them to earth.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 43 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/6/2012 - Complete
Save yourself reviews
From the other side of the table, a tight-jawed father ordered his daughter to "save herself." Her head bobbed in a quick submission and she hardly thought to ask, "what for?"
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 97 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/5/2012 - Complete
Church mother reviews
Soft nudges towards eternity
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 36 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/5/2012 - Complete
Heartstrings reviews
Remembering
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 27 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 7/28/2012 - Complete
Voice reviews
but sometimes, just sometimes, your breath isn't your breath; its whispers aren't sweet, but bitter, and its hands are rough—no softness is felt on my skin;
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 82 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/28/2012 - Complete
The way you'd renovate a ruined house reviews
We want, and don't want, to be fixed.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 211 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Published: 7/27/2012 - Complete
Morning after reviews
And what I would have given to return that embrace, squeeze her four-foot frame to spin her around the air, laughing until we couldn't breathe as she kissed my cheek.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 140 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/27/2012 - Complete
He's the kid reviews
and the cold that persists past its time;
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 35 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/27/2012 - Complete
Write like you reviews
Scrawling letters into other skins, syllables carved in aching gashes, ripping wildflowers out of the dirt to etch metaphors with a jagged nail,
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 56 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/27/2012 - Complete
What you give to me is soluable
a missed heartbeat disappearing into blood, a recognizable quiet, blank speech bubbles above a sea of strangers.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 178 - Published: 7/27/2012 - Complete
Observations
pale fluorescent bulbs
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 192 - Published: 7/27/2012 - Complete
Mother II reviews
She looks so much like her mother, wide eyes cringed against the darkness,
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 50 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/20/2012 - Complete
Empty reviews
There's a bird crying tonight.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 46 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/20/2012 - Complete
Yet none compare
There is this beautiful breathing on the other end of the line.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 28 - Published: 7/17/2012 - Complete
Have I told you, Love
about the dream I used to have before I really knew you? Or at least, then, it seemed a dream — I'd be in bed but then sit up and my heart would sink to realize own consciousness.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 267 - Published: 7/14/2012 - Complete
Asleep, he writes reviews
in beads of sweat that gather at his forehead, in curled palms drawn up tight to the crook of his neck,
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 52 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/13/2012 - Complete
Testimony reviews
You have never known a man until he has knelt at your feet and washed them. This is not a metaphor, not a Biblical allusion, but a completely literal testimony.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 171 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/8/2012 - Complete
Reasons reviews
I used to tell myself that I washed my mouth out with soap to rinse out the taste of her tongue on mine - that scrubbing until the pale skin swelled red would erase her lips, her hips, in mine
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 87 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/7/2012 - Complete
My poetry doesn't hear him anymore reviews
doesn't echo the murmur of Shakespearean tragedies under his breath at midnight and curses hurled at the innocent night sky; no longer cringes at the sound of his name or bears the indentations that remain of his cold husk twisted beneath white sheets
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 148 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/7/2012 - Complete
Evening reviews
The shuddering firmament spewed out elegiac clouds as a crippled crow waited for rain, and hoped for heaven's tears to rinse away every evidence of sin, while the frantic thunder cried an unrequited prayer.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 99 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/7/2012 - Complete
Romans 12 reviews
A collection of poems related to the Biblical passage, some more loosely than others, as they affect the life of one semi-professional pianist.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 23 - Words: 1,763 - Reviews: 7 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 7/6/2012 - Published: 6/26/2012
Dreams of Mending reviews
Perhaps in your unraveling, you'd notice how very lightly they press, the tears that spring to their eyes upon the sight of another pile of shards heaped together in the faintest corner of your heart.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 304 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/6/2012 - Complete
Separate cages reviews
Often our fingers touch in sleep or half-enlace; often I've breathed easier through some dream by a gentle grasp. Last night I woke, though, to your hand across mine in an unfamiliar, twisted position that seemed so removed, so strangely external.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 268 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/3/2012 - Complete
The strike reviews
As one would command a child or dog, repeating the same orders in a raised voice, "Sit, be still, hush," thrusting a pointed finger at the floor, don't we reprimand ourselves?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 225 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/3/2012 - Complete
Lost in translation reviews
the moon sheds tears of shame
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 26 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/3/2012 - Complete
You can hold my hand reviews
The cracks in my ceiling caught my interest as I stared for the better half of the night, humming a tune to remind myself that I was awake.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 97 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/1/2012 - Complete
Uncertainty reviews
you satisfy the silence with hurried pulses of my heart and the certainty of yours
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 33 - Reviews: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/1/2012 - Complete
Pretty words and collarbones reviews
I'll hang pretty words like a magpie's collection from my ribs and my collarbones, to dance in the breeze of each laboured breath and rustle together in a dischordant melody of memories and the carcasses of hopes and dreams.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 87 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/29/2012 - Complete
To Heal Another reviews
An open wound, I ached and shuddered and never quite raised my voice above a murmur, and somehow I thought I could heal another wound that gaped wider than myself
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 158 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/25/2012 - Complete
You'll never see the whole sun reviews
Something's always lost to you
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 60 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/25/2012 - Complete
Ambulance
if you've ever ridden in an ambulance you'd know that you're always in the wrong place you should be driving, you know, since you're always saying it doesn't really hurt
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 153 - Published: 6/25/2012 - Complete
Inside music reviews
I curled up and crawled between the pipes, body shaking with the vibrations of harmonies and each note's voice
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 49 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/25/2012 - Complete
The silence reviews
It crawls into the folds of our skin, it drips down trees, it fills canyons, it stops up holes in punched train tickets, it's a thin film over the night, and it locks us into a snapshot with the stamp of a camera flash and
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 113 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/16/2012 - Complete
Wish reviews
the sky is peeling off in sheets of scattered blue, like the tears in your eyes as you try to blink it back and i wonder what good the effort does us anymore.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 68 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/16/2012 - Complete
Flowers reviews
the guy at the door has flowers and you know they're for you and you should say thank you but he isn't welcome
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 92 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/16/2012 - Complete
Nights in Utica
Only a fool would place her prayers in the faith of murmuring insects and the crack of light under chewed wood.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 37 - Published: 6/11/2012 - Complete
Thanking my Father for Piano Lessons reviews
The moment of lifting your hands above the keys, floating in that space when the butterflies in your stomach finally pause in awe of a power you don't understand: the moment you raise your voice and they listen... Semi-autobiographical.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 859 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/8/2012 - Complete
A million more suns reviews
We wear masks when in reality we consist of no more than water and light.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 53 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/7/2012 - Complete
The most beautiful reviews
She asked me to write her the most beautiful melody that I could imagine, and I have never stopped working on it since.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 71 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/7/2012 - Complete
Until I was wanted reviews
I didn't really want to wear that dress but I flashed and flirted and flaunted until I was wanted because I felt that was what the moment called for. I didn't really want to go out but I laughed and I drank and I shone until almost half past one because I felt that was what the moment called for.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 189 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/7/2012 - Complete
Old composer reviews
A candle perched on the corner of his desk, throwing light off the walls and daring to approach the shadows under his eyes. Quivering over the parchment, his pen lands at last to sketch another set of bar lines and a minute's worth of notes.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 92 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/6/2012 - Complete
Mortality reviews
When we first met, you said you knew then that we were perfect for one another, two like-minded mortals that sought immortality. You were not wrong to say that we were like-minded, but this perfection has torn us open, wounds each trying to heal the other,
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 107 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/6/2012 - Complete
Has music ever saved anyone? reviews
Then I will withdraw, and return as sound.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 31 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/6/2012 - Complete
Mother reviews
Whispering a desperate incantation before a mother I never knew, I imagine Mary purses her lips in disappointment, wondering why I've bothered to collapse on my knees in a puddle on the side of the street and call her now,
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 80 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/6/2012 - Complete
A Question For You reviews
She did not hear the tangled letters trip off my trembling tongue, tiny protests tumbling after each other, nor pin my shoulders to the wooden frame of the bed on which she did not shove me down, but laid like a child to rest
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 174 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/6/2012 - Complete
Jail reviews
Trapped inside this self-house, alone in a jail, immured by a wall in which no sound feels home
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst/Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 38 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/5/2012 - Complete
Woman reviews
Her body lies bare—open; her skin, white-washed in the milk of a thousand lovers
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 34 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/3/2012 - Complete
Sunlight would kiss reviews
each thread of my pillow tenderly on early spring mornings, and the wood grain of your kitchen cabinets would imitate my fingerprints. While the rays streaked in slanted rows on fertile fields, highlighting wrinkled hollows where the cotton grows, I'd pray, as shy and subtle flecks of iris emerged between dew-moistened fringe in apple groves.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 81 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/3/2012 - Complete
Young composer
In this house, laden with wood that creaks louder with every step, matted with grass and fur, reeking of smoke that curls up from the fireplace, the boy tucked his feet under the corner of the couch and flipped through countless pages.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 95 - Published: 6/3/2012 - Complete
Symbiosis
I wish I was the stars that witnessed us that night.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 51 - Published: 6/3/2012 - Complete
A thought reviews
I imagine that one day, we'll spill over into each other,
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 33 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/3/2012 - Complete
Like a thief whose crime has been discovered reviews
"breathing in ragged gasps, heart thumping like an animal's in failed attempts at composure." An old piece that, unfortunately, became relevant again, so I revived it.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 80 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/1/2012 - Complete
Courtney reviews
"There in the pews of the chapel, crouched on the steps outside in its defense, behind the pipes of that great organ which our ears strained to hear, kneeling on the floorboards that creaked in reply to every prayer, whispering melodies from her native country, I found her." A very personal poem written for a close friend.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 329 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/31/2012 - Complete
Miscarriage reviews
there is the absence she feels, sometimes, on cold sunday mornings when the rain makes a sheet of blurs on her window
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 114 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/31/2012 - Complete
Songstress reviews
Less like a love story & more like a creation myth.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 32 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 5/31/2012 - Complete
Light reviews
He was able to cradle her in the palm of his hand,
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 25 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/31/2012 - Complete
Innocent reviews
We can spend tonight pretending we are innocent, laying on white sheets, touching no more than one another's hands. We will make a pile for our bigger sins in the corner of the room
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 70 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 5/30/2012 - Complete
I will never let her know reviews
how much of me she unraveled, strands lying in knotted piles where I shoved them in my closet.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 107 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/30/2012 - Complete
Sun reviews
Sweet thing, I watch you burn so quickly that it frightens me. You cannot come so close.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 64 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/30/2012 - Complete
You might have been a music reviews
all your own, or at the very least a living conduit, a rod through which music shot like lightning, your spirit pouring out songs like a storm that surged into mine
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 68 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/30/2012 - Complete
No sight quite compares to sleep reviews
No sight quite compares to sleep, tension floating up past his forehead, the wheels at last grinding to a halt, hands slackening their grip against the notebook, the raging choir in his head quieting to a murmur in harmony, eyeballs roaming one world in which I am not privy, the soft cotton of his shirt pressing into my shoulder.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 88 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/30/2012 - Complete
what if reviews
The two most curious words in English are "what" and "if" – innocent enough in solitude, but paired together, they latch on like magnets in the back of your brain. They burn under the surface of your skin, where the real wounds still smolder.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 81 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/30/2012 - Complete
I remember reviews
almost nothing from my elementary years. Holes the size of six years, tumors in my brain, drowning all but bits and pieces of bad days:
Poetry: Family - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 131 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/30/2012 - Complete
You promised me a symphony reviews
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Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 48 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/30/2012 - Complete
Forget
He stared so far out the window, memorizing the pattern of trees as they swept before his eyes
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 49 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/30/2012 - Complete
Lately God and I reviews
we haven't been on speaking terms. I mean, if lately can mean since the night I stopped trusting these hands of mine, the night you finally collapsed into a string of notes and restless poetry
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Angst/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 143 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/30/2012 - Complete
Accompanist reviews
Her fingers firmly stroke the keys as her blood begins to flow and warm them to the very ends. They loosen, weaving strands of silver filament, a web of desire. She feels his eyes caress her neck, the tiny dip behind her collarbone, the curve of her spine.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 110 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/30/2012 - Complete
Defy reviews
i wish we could defy every judgment, every cruel declaration of our inevitable failure, but the sky is peeling off in sheets of scattered blue
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 70 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/30/2012 - Complete
If I were an angel
I wonder, would I look down and shake my head at her?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 93 - Published: 5/30/2012 - Complete
a history of stars
wishes, fingers grasping vaguely at shimmering gossamer strands, tangled among heartstrings, not one of them entirely making sense...
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 64 - Published: 5/30/2012 - Complete
No one told me
I had fallen in love with the sky. They could've saved me so much time, weeping with the summer showers, shivering in the late October evenings.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 61 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/30/2012 - Complete
Adam
She exists through the part of me she stole. I stroke the bone on her body, wish to mold it back again to mine.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Romance/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 61 - Published: 5/29/2012 - Complete
Things I would say reviews
to my ten-year-old self:
Poetry: Family - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 127 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/29/2012 - Complete
Sleepsong
Hands will clasp in silent prayer, alone with love tonight, embarking on a voyage fair till dream and day unite.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 92 - Published: 5/29/2012 - Complete
The heart is right to cry reviews
Just sit a moment, right here, by my side.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 74 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/29/2012 - Complete
My spirit was poised for flight
burning with anticipation for the heights it would take over friends and family, ready to soar above truth and failure.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 55 - Published: 5/29/2012 - Complete
Last night I saw angels
sitting in the church pews, arms draped across the balcony. I should like to ask God if, after that long journey downward, they couldn't bear to float the few extra steps to ground level.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 178 - Published: 5/28/2012 - Complete
I sat in the back pew
and nodded off to the sound of him practicing the organ. Occasionally he shook me into consciousness with a chord that made the floorboards tremble, and towards the end we both sang to the hymns, our voices carrying over the flood of those towering pipes.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 127 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/28/2012 - Complete
It is far too early reviews
to fall back against the pillows
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 54 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/28/2012 - Complete
Today fell reviews
at my feet and begged me not to go through with any of it
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 26 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/28/2012 - Complete
Little shrines reviews
Some people build little shrines on the side of the road to rules, miles of scrolls that detail every law to the letter.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 70 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/28/2012 - Complete
One song
There is only one song worth slaving for hours each day to perfect, drawing and erasing sketches of my finest piece,
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 47 - Published: 5/28/2012 - Complete
Family
You see the same coffee girl with the same forced conversation, the same bartender with the same tattoo
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 61 - Published: 5/28/2012 - Complete
On paperthin evenings
We would sculpt light out of the silence and hang it up in the sky to wish upon.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 67 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/28/2012 - Complete
Four feet tall
Wide eyes darted to my father for some explanation, his face as blank as God's.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: T - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 540 - Published: 5/28/2012 - Complete
Principle reviews
There is nothing harder than burying yourself, surrounded by family, and watching them nod in turn as their eyes glaze over and fix at a point on the horizon.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 121 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/26/2012 - Complete
Forgive me Father for I have sinned reviews
I have questioned You and Your mysterious ways — as though someone invisible should be enigmatic as well to prove a point.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 101 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/26/2012 - Complete
Before I was born reviews
my father strung paper stars from my ceiling.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Family/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 73 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/26/2012 - Complete
Notes on loneliness reviews
Don't run away so quickly from loneliness. Let it sink into your skin, fester like a wound, settle into your bones.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 61 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/26/2012 - Complete
If I had been an artist reviews
I would have painted you canvases of swirling colors swoops of light and blooming flowers.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 128 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/26/2012 - Complete
January reviews
i caught a glimpse of you from the outside curled up on the sofa, breathing in the scented candles your sisters bought
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 59 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/26/2012 - Complete
Collin II
We break each other and sweep each porcelain remainder under the rug and try to forget.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 34 - Published: 5/26/2012 - Complete
Want reviews
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Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 81 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/26/2012 - Complete
Silenced
I dangle in the space between one note and the next,
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 24 - Published: 5/26/2012 - Complete
John reviews
While everyone else laughed and threw stones
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 21 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/26/2012 - Complete
Sister reviews
I would do it, you know - hold your heart with mine, if I could...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 89 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/26/2012 - Complete
Collin
he doesn't want to be anything but my hero and savior, and i can't break him and tell him
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 35 - Published: 5/26/2012 - Complete
Wells reviews
Here's the thing about wells: none of them are bottomless.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 209 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/26/2012 - Complete
she was velvet reviews
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Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 103 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/26/2012 - Complete
I talked to my father reviews
on the phone just now, and at first his voice was foreign and terrifying –
Poetry: Family - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 104 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/26/2012 - Complete
What are we going to do today? reviews
In my childhood mornings, I rolled over to block out the light, and with a groan, I wondered, "What am I going to do today?"
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 73 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/26/2012 - Complete
Strings
Forgive these sighs - I am a key in the piano that God plays
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 35 - Published: 5/26/2012 - Complete
John and God
To love a man is to say:
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 76 - Published: 5/24/2012 - Complete
David reviews
He never left the house without that notepad, spiral- bound with the brown cover.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 69 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/24/2012 - Complete
Purity ball reviews
Stay white, they said
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/24/2012 - Complete
Every day, people are born reviews
You probably already know this.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 138 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/24/2012 - Complete
after I had been deaf a week reviews
I woke to my sister singing in my ear
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 53 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/24/2012 - Complete
We Were Strangers
Once, I think, we must have been.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 87 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/24/2012 - Complete
Communion reviews
Only after He had broken my body...
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 22 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/24/2012 - Complete
Tidal reviews
Every year, the moon drifts off by four centimeters, the moon that tames the tides from a million miles away and holds those starving arms from swallowing up the Earth. I don't fear for you and I. I fear for the tide.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 324 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/24/2012 - Complete
I have a friend who doesn't believe in music reviews
Admittedly I must seem rather strange to him, waking every sunrise to bow over eighty-eight black and white lines in the hopes that I might offer up my soul to a crowd of strangers from the stage.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 280 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/16/2012 - Complete
laugh lines reviews
as always, when you smile, I notice lines at the creases of your eyes.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 36 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/15/2012 - Complete
my name belonged to her first
Flipping through ancient laminated pages, I wonder about the sound of her voice
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 138 - Published: 3/15/2012 - Complete
Once, I slapped him
hard enough to draw blood. Of course I spent the next half hour on my knees, red welts lining my spine.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 81 - Published: 3/15/2012 - Complete
Father reviews
He is washing my mouth out with soap.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 136 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/15/2012 - Complete
In this house
In this house, laden with wood that creaks louder with every step, matted with grass and fur, reeking of smoke that curls up from the fireplace, the boy tucked his feet under the corner of the couch and flipped through countless pages.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 86 - Published: 3/15/2012 - Complete
how human you are
The air speaks louder than us, brushing my cheek on occasion.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 33 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/15/2012 - Complete
symphony
crooked notes scrawled into the bedsheets
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 124 - Published: 3/15/2012 - Complete
It didn't know, I think, of what it was
An angel stumbled through the sky and landed on my wrist; it gazed up at me with golden eyes.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 75 - Published: 3/15/2012 - Complete
misery loves company reviews
my heart once wept in solitude, and so it sought another.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 22 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/15/2012 - Complete
maybe love wasn't the right word for it
most days he fixed the sky a little
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 30 - Published: 3/15/2012 - Complete
morse code
Even as he promised, his eyes tapped out some other message
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 28 - Published: 3/15/2012 - Complete
A Man and a Girl reviews
I saw a man with a girl today. She slipped and fell on the flat. Swept in his arms where he kissed her tears, she smiled and that was that...
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 83 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/14/2011 - Complete
Scripted reviews
First draft of a song that sounds better with music. "Child grasps my outstretched hand, I can smile on demand. Laughter bursts throughout the room, but faking laughter’s easy too."
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 76 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/5/2011 - Complete
The Ocean Street
An ottava rima. "We danced as if with waves, the rise and fall defining where we stepped, he in his thrall...."
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 69 - Published: 11/22/2010 - Complete
Shoved up in the corner there
Unrolling scrolls of things to fear, it shudders as I creep up near.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 28 - Published: 11/22/2010 - Complete
Dust and Dust reviews
Skin and blood and flesh and bone, I will not atone.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Supernatural/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 70 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/29/2010 - Complete
morning glory reviews
without even a second glance the morning embraces groans of denial, ruffled hair, twisted blankets/outstretches arms to poke the bees awake and goodbyes the moon
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 71 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/19/2010 - Complete
imagine
that her tears evaporate into pieces of the sky & her eyelashes against the shell of an ear tickle as they shudder....
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 112 - Published: 8/19/2010 - Complete
electrified
drums pulse like the rhythm of something larger than ourselves
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 63 - Published: 7/18/2010 - Complete
Today
Beautiful it is the trembling hand penciling a thick line, the black coat on the lash, the smack of red lips.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 194 - Published: 7/14/2010 - Complete
the Revolution, He calls it
every last one chokes down their selves, numb to the insanity of it all.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 216 - Published: 5/28/2010 - Complete
Worth Its Weight in Solitude
the kindly buzz of static
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 56 - Published: 5/24/2010 - Complete
Distilled reviews
without you, how would i know to run from my reflection, walk with my sight fixed on the street, always wear long sleeves, or how fast i can gnaw my fingernails to bits?
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 127 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/1/2010 - Complete
empty condolences & halfhearted pats on the back reviews
Written in the aftermath of a suicide; this doesn't even begin to do justice. empty condolences & halfhearted pats on the back just rub salt in the wound....
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 157 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/4/2010 - Complete
Sonnet IX reviews
Much like the midnight is my love for thee/Where merely while most sleep does it emerge/For its existence rests where none can see/And vanishes when dream and day converge.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 115 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/28/2010 - Complete
The Great Depression reviews
Oneshot concerning a homeless woman whose husband seems to have vanished....
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,346 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/16/2010 - Complete
Sonnet VII
The sweetest song, whene’er your lips do part/To serenade with all your gentle song/Hath struck me as the softest dart/A siren’s call that never leadeth wrong.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 110 - Published: 1/12/2010
Sonnet VI: An Absent Lover reviews
No rising sun or new day’s dawn will tempt my mood/A frozen state of mind without its muse/For in thine absence I am prone to brood/My journal tattered so from overuse.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 112 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/11/2010 - Complete
Sonnet IV reviews
Our love may be the rarest rose/That ever deigned to bloom, a bond/Conceived to challenge all man’s prose/Defying words and reaching far beyond.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 101 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/10/2010 - Complete
Sonnet III reviews
To walk with me on every road/To shower me with endless gifts/In every way, Your words bestowed/A perfect love that never drifts.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 89 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/10/2010 - Complete
Nights When I Love Me
...almost there.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 119 - Published: 12/12/2009 - Complete
Mistranslation reviews
Forgive me.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 77 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/10/2009
Sonnet I reviews
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Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 128 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 7/9/2009
forGIVENess reviews
is the greatest gift.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 72 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/23/2009 - Complete
i wouldn't have wished this on anyone reviews
you have committed to memory the rise, the fall of my chest, faster as you approach.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 196 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 3/3/2009 - Complete
Weights reviews
So much pressure! Needed to vent a little.
Poetry: Work - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 68 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/10/2008 - Complete
i ask for a different hand reviews
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Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 103 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 9/2/2008 - Complete
Who is Hiding? reviews
That void in your eyes, I saw it today.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 62 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/7/2008 - Complete
Someone Else reviews
Because that's not really me, right?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 110 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/15/2008 - Complete
Park Bench reviews
I wanted to do something completely different.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 102 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/20/2008 - Complete
Unfeeling reviews
Wouldn't it be better if no one here could feel?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 65 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/20/2008 - Complete
The Fireman reviews
Just a short poem.
Poetry: Work - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 67 - Reviews: 9 - Published: 4/19/2008 - Complete
A Boat at Sea reviews
Alone in the ocean.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 140 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/18/2008 - Complete