Letters to Karen

Two lost girls found each other Soul sisters from different mothers Rapunzels in our towers, counting down the hours till our knights in shining armor came to save us So tired of the worlds our parents gave us   Single-stoplight towns ain’t much to talk about We used to pray to Jesus, searching for aContinue reading “Letters to Karen”

Exodus from La La Land

I might have stood a hundred feet if life was kind and love was sweet I’m not a dreamer I can handle the truth I’m a believer But I can’t believe you   You cut my hair and made me blind You said I was too dangerous like every girl who won’t fall in lineContinue reading “Exodus from La La Land”

Cat and Mouse

Burning eyes and dripping nose Running by on tippy-toes Ticking seconds in my head Till I slip and snap again Spiking panic, ice-cold dread Will this nightmare ever end? My mind is racing, too fast to stand Red-hot venom blazing in my hands Wish I could split this deadly brain till only skin and boneContinue reading “Cat and Mouse”

Volcano Eyes

In the mighty mountains of the north dwelled the golden phoenix Goddess of fire, queen of ash, her beauty rivaled Venus Most powerful, most worthy, but exiled and betrayed Yet it is the hunter, not the gazelle who should truly be afraid For two cold years she lay in wait, trapped ‘neath the avalanche ofContinue reading “Volcano Eyes”

Savior

Running, stumbling Crashing, tumbling Darkness, I’m coming Tried so hard to swim in the gaping abyss but no islands lay within my sight so I begged the Lord to let me slip beneath the curtains of eternal night My savior sat tall upon an ebony steed ‘Twas no prince, but a raven-haired queen who awakenedContinue reading “Savior”

Empress

Twelve years in Siberia The winter kills a man but a man I am not Trains slice through the storm To a future full of sun and a bestselling plot Higher, higher, don’t look down A girl has no name but she can bring home the crown Men of steel and men of stone haveContinue reading “Empress”

Spinning

Trigger warning: This poem is inspired by someone’s struggle with an eating disorder and other mental health concerns. It’s not explicitly stated but it’s an underlying theme. The world was spinning A thousand buildings blurring past A thousand people through the glass A strange new world of too much light that only brightened in theContinue reading “Spinning”

Weep for the Widow

She runs like a wild deer through the midnight wood She decimates a dozen men with one laser look She fights like a lioness, she hunts like a beast She’s deadly and she knows it, woman of the east A master assassin and she does it in style But nobody knows why she never smilesContinue reading “Weep for the Widow”

The Devil’s Lover

From the moment I first breathed, I learned to respect what was not mine Then why, oh heaven, do I still yearn for one look from those fierce eyes? If there was a goddess of desire she would have those lips of red But she has fallen into hellfire for she lies in the devil’sContinue reading “The Devil’s Lover”

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