Whispers carry the dreams
that were developed
in locked bathroom stalls
in tangled locks of shedding hair
in the food buried deep in trash cans
and in kisses sent across thousands of miles
that never reached the deadened insides
of another caged girl.
The girl who gleams with the tears of others
and who shimmers dully of repressed desires.
Untethered from her post
the girl glides free from the weight of secrets
that dissipate as she disappears
leaving only still remains
of forgotten girls,
pierced by their own bones.
unencumbered by the force
that has ruled my life
since the start of clockless time.
Their windswept faces
Their cracked profiles
Stand and wait
With bored certainty.
A delirium contracts around
the speckled white blue
as a bony hand holds up the yarn
ready for snipping.
Saved from certainty
Deprived of life
But do I die?
The nightmares that plagued the frozen statues
wrapped cold tendrils around the warmth breath
that escaped from parted lips.
embraced the world, hands outstretched
to welcome the galaxy into her soul.
Breathing is the rippling tides of time
she tightened her tendons and took
a trembling step.
The weakness penetrated through thawed bones
for the sight was chilling –
the lines of statues facing towards a
As she looked upon the desolate scene
the nightmare slipped inside
and started to spread
Soon she was nothing more
than another statue
lost in the everlasting army
of frozen souls.
The earth has shifted,
the world has sung it’s song.
Lives have begun and ended
with the click of an angel’s fingers.
Mermaids sit atop sinking rocks
singing the theme song
of our destruction.
Demons lurk in shadows
licking lips with tongues
that already taste our blood.
The echoes have risen from the dead
to enter silent minds
and alter memories.
The earth has shifted
and we are no longer there.
When you fall
I will follow.
As you shatter the blue waves
of singing sea
I will feel the spray across my fissured face
and crack with the water
when you break through.
We swam in the night.
Our fingers grasped the wisps of fog,
our bodies twisted to the moon’s humming tune.
We washed our hands in pools of charcoal
and etched ink drawings into each others
Rainbows trapped in dark droplets,
reflecting unseen light,
dripped through our raven black hair
and kissed the surface of the lake.
The ripples trembled with our movements
as we gave into the bone chilling
The air rushed to greet our faces
pushing hair above our heads
and running tendriled fingers through it.
It kissed our foreheads with fierce stings
till its icy burn overcame all else.
We plummeted with our minds
our mouths open in song,
our bony fingers intertwined.
Our sapphire veins rose high,
as our blood pumped faster,
pressing against each others milky skin.
Our heartbeats pounded in unison
as our laughter united in solemnity.
We fell until all that remained
were the echos of insane giggling
after our bodies were taken away.
You’ll never get away.
He claimed that once
with violet lips brushing against
my cold knuckles.
We’re connected now.
His whispers slipped through frosty air
and bit past flesh
till crimson bled into his palm.
Accept what has happened.
My chin thrust back
bare neck exposed in agony
but the trembles that ran through me
were not birthed from him.
A shuddered breath
the warmth began to leave.
I saw the icicles on my eyelashes
and smiled at the dancing light.
You can’t go, you’re mine forever.
The voice faded
a backdrop to my new wonderland.
The spots of maroon on the snow began to grow.
A pretty pattern – and the last I’d see.
Marking away the fleeting time.
Counting the beats down to one.
Waiting for that last grain of sand to fall.
Oh she’s an hourglass
waist cinched tight
with broad shoulders she dislikes.
till that last drop cascades
and her breath runs out.