don’t look for me

while you redeemed
ticket after ticket
to second chances
I counted each stub
as they piled into mountain
ridges, outgrowing the
train treks and metal bridges

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Moonlight Serenade

our love exists at gunpoint,
an eruption of adrenaline and cold sweat
with each cock of your pistol
I fall deeper and deeper in love;
you stand, pulling me closer
like the moon beckons
its earthly tides from miles
and miles above the sky
and ever, ever so gently,
you push me, you push me away

Star Gazer

He fell in love with

a star gazer, a girl who lived by

constellations, shimmering

shapes from lightyears away,

her love far-reaching and

universal, lost in the glamours

of the brightest stars, across

Saturn’s belt. And he refused

to interrupt her stare, suspended

on the zenith of the world,

for his love, profound like a

boat’s anchor, would

only bring her down.

.

So he stood, and

gazed at his love, the lovely

star gazer, and wondered if,

in a million years,

the stars ever closed

their eyes and if they did,

would she turn around, and

find him standing, wordless

and waiting, behind her?

Shadow World

I took a step back into

silent repudiation

and bent the

laws of physics

in my mind and soon

we were reunited

between the borders of this

world and the next;

another life in another

universe where we

found each other

in  our love and

lost each other

to intangibility.

Game

My defeat consisted of exactly these things:

One nod, one broken heart, and

Sixty seven droplets of tears that burned my hand

When I covered my face

When I closed my eyes

When you became the missing number of my life

When your departure reduced my soul to half its size

.

Your victory also consisted of three things:

One smile, one plane ticket,

One other girl that took you across the world

In order to abandon me

Forever