I changed my name so that it would taste upon your tongue like the freshness of water upon the feet after a long day of walking.
I’m mesmerized by our dirty lies
and the way we let us go
and the way we hate, and spit at Fate
and stop the river’s flow.
Do you feel your soul awaken
Like a small bird within an egg?
I can hear the shell cracking.
you’re hot, you’re cold —
you’re mostly cold.
I pawned the ring you said you sold.
That day I reached into my chest
And handed you my heart —
The glance you threw me when you said
“I told you not to start.”
every time I fall apart you put me
back together differently
All that I have to offer
Is of no use to you—
Love comes in shapes
I never guessed.
I like some most
And others best.
You can write love letters just as easily to a good man
as to a cruel one.
I don’t deny I have a greedy heart.
Proud when it suits me, humble for some ends.