She and her.

She –had been an habitual long-term relationship-er diving in and out, and in and out and in and out of relationships like a dolphin skidding across the water, like a sewing machine repairing a tear in clothing.

 

She –had been a serial short-term dater, avoiding anything that even smells too close to seriousness.

 

Until she plunged into her like a cartoon jumping off of a tight rope into a cup of water.

 

They –never looked back, and if so, not for too long. They belonged.

You’re okay

It hurts too much when
The thought of you hanging out with your mistress’ mutual friends
Distresses me
Even when she is states away
Because the thought that she gets to see you again -even on Snapchat -drives me insane
Because I want to erase everything ever associated with us coming out this way
You seem all too okay

#1

Seeing snapchats, location stamps, brands my heart

My heart burns

Like you took the smoldering stubble of the leftover cigarette

You often smoke when you’re drunk

And pushed it into my skin

Let that sink in

You, ha, you burned me

Away

You turned from me

Before you ever got a chance to truly learn me

Didn’t have what it took to earn me

Breaking pencils, erasers running down

Can’t you see I’m still learning

With some nerve to treat this like a test

I attest

You’ve been better than the rest

But can you be so good, if you’re not the one who’s next

Annexed

My heart

Leave

Like you leave scars

Yet you can’t ever go too far

When Hillcrest is the place you commonly are

Hillcrest

Where you commonly are

The black hole

I walked into in the dark

Where bitches are conniving

After attention like some sharks

Erasing futures from the start

I refuse to play the part

 

Like a teenage period

Like a teenage period
We are so lost in the sudden onset of pain that
We forget to notice when it finally begins to let up

Repeatedly evicted

We are done,
Maybe that’s why we could never settle into a house
Because in each other we can’t find home
Divine intervention ripping us apart
And we, love each other so much that through the devastation we cling
Regain balance
Only to be ripped once again
We grow weary of looking for home
Of fighting destiny when it says otherwise