Burning Me Down

I lit this match

I deserve to burn
every single broken inch
So let this fire inside me rage
Let it run rampant like a wildfire
Let it pull in the innocence and waste it like a drug
Let it burn until I’m ashes
Until this heart has stopped beating
I fueled this fire
I set myself a blaze
Orange flames rise up to engulf me
The heat swallows me whole
My lungs cry out in silence
These lips no longer speak words
Uttering such madness
Keep your water pails at bay
Please just let this fire burn me into the ground

Everything

You are the sound of my heart beat
And the taste that lingers on my tongue
You are the silence in a crowded room

You are the crack in my voice
And the breath on my bathroom mirror
You are the water that cleanses me

You are the condensation on my window
And the daisy in my front yard
You are the flight in birds

You are the smile on my face
And the hurt in my chest
You are the confusion in my head

You are everything

Love Once Lived Here

Love once lived here
Behind man made walls
Built tall and strong
Around a fragile heart

Love once lived here
In arms so warm
Wrapped up tight
Safe from the cold

Love once lived here
So full of life
With hopes and dreams
No more sleepless nights

Love once lived here
But now it’s gone
Leaving a broken heart
And an empty home

Blade

You used your words like a blade
Your lips moved and you cut me down
I loved you, and you cut me out
I bled words
I wore my heart upon my sleeves
My love was written in my arms
Deep beneath the flesh
Your words sliced me through
Leaving ash amongst my scars
But those words I bled
Still wrote love letters for you

Broken Wounds

I let shit fester
And I dwell on things that hurt my heart
Like a broken wound
That I tear open and let bleed
Over and over again
I can wipe the blood away
But the cut remains
Still aching, slowly infecting me
So I break myself down
Like an unwanted box
I’m empty on the inside and out
Tear me apart
Made up of reused pieces
Damaged lungs and a broken heart
Even though it still hurts
I will rip off the scab
To re-open the wounds
Because that’s all that I know
So I will let shit fester
And I will dwell on things that hurt my heart

Reach

I reach out
but you’re not there
You’re never there.
I’m grasping at straws
Losing my mind
Losing my grip
On this heavy heart
Tear open my lungs
Trying to scream
Trying to hear you
Lost in between
Myself and my shadow
The darkness breaks through
Leaving me empty
Visions of new
Visions of old
Visions of everything I used to behold
Loving comes easy
But hate cuts through flesh
Holding me under
Til my very last breath
Ripping my heart out
Save this for last
Visions of everything
I’ve left in my past.