Bubble Sheet RomanceFrom season two of the teenage roadkill generation:we're all made from broken parts;we never fill in all the blanks;there are things I will tell youwhen the taste of my coffeechangesand I can stand on my own...but right now,this silence says moreabout usthan those love songslate at night.
MoonbathingNaked moon loungesin a skyfilled with suds.
The Ink-Dark MoonThe next timeyou feel self-conscious,just remember:once a month,the moon gets out of bedwithout her face.
Counting Starfish to Fall AsleepI wonder if you wonderhow it goes,how it was, how it should beon Tuesday morningslostin the reefwhen the stars fade to blue.Drifting into five AM,half of myselfis listless--for you, for him.Uglyand voidand landlocked.Dear poetry:for what it's worthI am not your ocean girl.I am just trying to sleep.
Dripping WordsSimple wisdomfor the girl teaching herself to fly--love is overrated,a super nova's roarcrackinga sliver of the galaxyon the edge of nowhere.Parched, starving,I am the Apocalypse.
Night WatcherBarren tree branchesreach across the sky--Moon Man's eyebrows.
Winter PoisonTo the boy with ghost hands:the best we can do is pretend.The breakers will always call us homebut you don't feel the poison--it drips, it dripslike a bad habit.We are fragile.Bury me in whiteunder the winter moon.
because how much does a broken heart buy you?if you care about her, you'll hold on too tight. you'll leave claw marks down her spine, you'll annoy her with phone calls and emails and texts, you'll make her sick to death of hearing from you.if you care about her, nothing will get in your way. you'll keep her on her toes, calling her out on her lies and then telling her what you know she wants to hear. you'll leave her guessing, but only on the things that don't really matter.if you care about her, you'll let yourself be vulnerable. it won't matter that your guard is down and she can see right through you, because you know she'll never break your trust. you'll let her see the heart of you.if you care about her, you'll make every day an adventure. you'll call her at the crack of dawn to go chasing dreams, you'll jump in the car and drive with no destination just to see where the road takes you. you'll make mistakes along the way... but you'll make them together.if you care--and i mean really c