Swim

I know I’ll probably drown but I don’t care.
The excitement of seeing the strange fish that live at the bottom of the world,
Far outweighs the fear that I may never come back for air.

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Armor

Isn’t it silly, the way we cover ourselves in armor,
The way we carry shields across our hearts,
The way we expect our lovers to turn into enemies,
Instead of just promising each other not to take that first swing.

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Photograph

Someone opened the door to my darkroom,
Streams of light attacking the film I’d been so carefully preparing.
As I stared at ruined strips of plastic it hit me,
You and I were like a photograph.
Underdeveloped,
Overexposed.

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Poison

I quit drinking coffee,
But I missed the warmth as it crawled down my throat and into my stomach,
Which is why I started drinking whiskey.

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Desert

In a sprawling desert,
You’re my oasis.
I can see you from a mile away,
Distorted by the heat bearing down on me.

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Springtime

Sometimes spring ends too soon,
Or winter comes too fast,
But we know can still depend on the seasons.
I used to depend on you like summer time.

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Metaphors

You remind me of the moon.
Your heart is full of craters but your soul – your soul defies gravity.
You’re a glow I want to bask in.

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