deepundergroundpoetry.com

I fucking hate poetry

Every beautifully-broken  
poetess tossed over †  
by a lover
looks like my future. †
†  
I hate poetry  
so much the sight of a pen †  
makes my lip curl in †  
contempt. †  
†  
(because I love you) †  
(because I hate it.) †
†  
Because I feel like a goddess †  
as your gentle lips †  
deluge my senses, †
distracting me from the †  
feel of your rough hands †  
as they grab a block †  
and †  
sand me down †  
†  
until Iím so brittle †  
that you hang me on †  
your window †
like a suncatcher †  
no longer blocking the light, †
but palely reflecting †  
my own sickly colors on a †  
bare spot †  
on the floor. †  
†  
I love the demented way †  
I curl up to your hand, †  
catlike and purring †  
as you trace the thin string †  
that leaves†me hanging, †  
and whole against the †  
light of the window, †  
†  
and I love the way that †  
wicked smile of yours, † †
sends chills down my back †  
as you toy with me, †  
rock me †  
back and forth, †  
watching the wash of †  
all that I am †  
paint a patina †  
across your feet, †  
†  
as we both wonder if †  
(when) †
youíre going to †  
let me †
fall. †  
†  
(And, I love you.) †  
(and, i hate it.) †
†  
One day †  
you will drop me †  
not to see me shatter into dust, †
not to paint the world anew †  
in the ashes of me †  
I could respect that shit, you know †  
I would hand myself over right now, †  
humping a flame thrower †
for that. † †
†  
No, one day youíll drop me †  
because you have to †
and Iíll let you †  
(because †
I love you) †
†  
(because I hate you) † †
†  
And I wish I could †  
find the balls to say †  
ďletís walk away †  
while I can still †  
survive.Ē †
†  
Instead, †  
I slide into your lap, †  
press a rougher grade †
of sandpaper †  
into your hands, †  
and my lips against †  
your jaw and †  
†  
ask you to † †
hand me a pen, †  
darling, †
†  
I feel inspired. †  
†  
Betty
Written by Betty
Published
All writing remains the property of the author. Don't use it for any purpose without their permission.
likes 13 reading list entries 6
comments 18 reads 1298
Jestalessa Indie raorrick Scattered_Thoughts Magdalena paperstains
Commenting Preference: 
The author encourages honest critique.

Latest Forum Discussions
SPEAKEASY
Today 6:06pm by _feral
SPEAKEASY
Today 3:57pm by SunFox
COMPETITIONS
Today 3:54pm by SunFox
POETRY
Today 2:50pm by Casted_Runes
COMPETITIONS
Today 11:05am by RevolutionAL
COMPETITIONS
Today 10:15am by Northern_Soul