Cemetery Secrets #augustfalls

‪I keep searching 

In hopes of finding you‬

‪But cemetery secrets‬

‪Are rather coming through‬

‪And it’s only your ghost‬

‪That still lives here‬

‪And why should I be surprised‬

‪That the secret‬

‪That I still love you‬

‪Is written everywhere‬

‪But on the stone‬

‪That holds your name‬

©Entirety 2017

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Separating #SenseWrds

‪A head shake denial‬‪
That sends tears reeling‬
‪Down rivers‬
‪Flooding estuaries‬
‪Mixing salt and fresh water‬
‪Not knowing‬
‪How to separate one emotion out‬
‪From another‬

©Entirety 2017

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Paper boat #poetry 

‪Drifting away‬‪

On a paper boat‬

‪Made of poems‬

‪And obsolete thoughts‬

‪Longings sink‬

‪Like an anchor‬

‪And I am untethered‬

‪Where as drowning‬

‪Could have brought relief‬

‪I float instead‬

‪Praying for oblivion‬

©Entirety 2017

Photo by Nicole Oestreich

Anatomically Emotional #junefalls 

📷Found on Pinterest

‪An unsuspecting village‬

‪Of vessels & muscles‬

‪Invaded not‬

‪With further‬

‪Anatomical features‬

‪But instead‬

‪With blatant emotional‬

‪And sensual ones‬

‪Until love blew up the damn thing‬

‪Leaving it & me in pieces‬


‪It is no coincidence‬

‪That both the heart beating‬

‪And the heart loving‬

‪Are both responsible for life‬

‪And that neither one‬

‪Can we go without‬

‪And that both requires‬

‪A surgeon of its own kind‬

‪To piece us together‬

‪After the walls‬

‪Have been damaged‬

‪And we’ve fallen‬

‪Apart‬

©Entirety 2017

Her Skirt #poetry


She always saved the dress for him

But it was really about the dance

The way she knew his eyes travelled
The hem of her skirt

As she twirled

And that everything beneath

Lay within his grasp

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Uninhabitable #mayfalls

‪Wisdom evaporated

‬‪With the southern light‬

‪Until all I had‬

‪Were melancholic excuses‬

‪No forethought‬

‪For the differences‬

‪Between needs and wants‬

‪And I begged you to stay‬

‪Then pushed you to go‬

‪Felt uninhabitable‬

‪While moved with purpose‬

‪To say I had room for you‬

‪And I left you confused‬

‪Even more so than me‬

‪When the wisdom‬

‪Of a once stable heart‬

‪Gave it all away‬

‪And headed north‬

‪Where it felt most home‬

‪In the dark‬

©Entirety 2017

Unsourced photo found on Pinterest

A Beautiful Lie #maypoeticwings #poeticwings


 Maybe it is better‬

‪To let the moon lie‬

‪Just this once‬

‪To believe the story‬

‪Instead of pushing about‬

‪This hidden life‬

‪It wishes to keep‬

‪In the dark‬

‪Apart‬

‪From the touch of the sun‬

‪Yes,‬

‪Let him lie‬

‪And eclipse‬

‪The truth‬

‪Just this once‬

©Entirety 2017

Two Crowns #mayfalls

‪One crown of alder‬

‪Another of birch‬

‪A red thread‬

‪Wound through each‬

‪Binding each‬

‪Reflecting each‬

‪Into this timid night‬

‪Into this dark mirror of slate‬

‪Faintly gleaming on the shore‬

‪Of the loch‬

‪These wandering souls‬

‪Summoned to‬

‪Roaming endlessly this earth

©Entirety 2017

Photo by Natalia Drepina


Glass Hearts #mayfalls 

‪For the jars he kept‬

‪Captured waves‬

‪Of glass wings‬

‪Memories

‪To the loves‬

‪He buried‬

‪In the ocean of his soul‬

©Entirety 2017

Photo by Artisanne on Flickr

Forlorn #mayfalls 

‪Can you not hear her

‬‪Crying out‬

‪With this ocean within‬

‪Do you not sense her depths‬

‪And wish not to jump in‬

‪Can you hear at all‬

‪Her desire‬

‪To sink into you‬

‪And rage her storms‬

‪In unison‬

‪With yours‬

‪If you cannot‬

‪She’s not sure‬

‪Just what she’ll do‬

‪For this tide‬

‪Has captured her‬

‪Just like you ‬

©Entirety 2017

Photo “borrowed” from Pinterest