Love Notes

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Unfamiliar faces
Drowning in depression
Sipping vodka cranberry
Preoccupied by darts
Neon lights flashing
Beer flowing
Music blaring with
Unrecognizable rhythms
Bodies swaying and
Heads bobbing
Shouting over lyrics
Conversations hault for
Wandering hands
Twirling strands of hair
Flirting eyes
Flutter in anticipation
Smiling between drum beats
Tempo slowing
Inhibitions fade
Flawless transitions between
Notes of love

Beautifully Broken

His tainted soul shining in the night
Twisting with her hardened heart
Lighting a path
To where the dragons slumber
To where smiles burn
And romance dies.
Sweet wine disguises the truth
Betrayal hides behind gentle touches.
Thorns prick her heart
She trudges through the pain
Demons inside her entice her to keep moving
Rationality no longer exists
Her beauty resonates between scars
A trace of trust lingers
Hope flourishes
Lust remains
She’s beautiful
And broken
Beautifully broken.

And wants to hold his tainted heart.

Detached (Or Trying to Be)

I’m numb—
become phlegmatic—
I’m insignificant,
Meaningless,
Your flavor of the week;
My paltry existence
Comatose to your apathetic feelings.
You don’t miss me.
I’m empty.

My animosity won’t diminish,
Yet, neither will my infatuation.

I’m torn.
Something is missing.

I never get the happy ending;
There’s no such thing as a fairy tale.

I just need someone to convince me
I’m misguided,
mistaken
with distorted dreams and
reckless realities.

It just can’t be you.