6 Things

I hate that his absence makes me sad
I hate that I miss the way we laughed
I hate that I can’t forget his kiss
I hate that it’s him I really miss
I hate that I can’t talk to him
Yet, I’d do it all over again

✨Deferential Devil✨

Note: I was unintentionally, but happily, inspired by the end speech from the movie, ‘10 Things I Hate About You’ in case thos strikes a familiar chord in someone.

Tell Me

How does one settle
after a life of flight or fight
To finally learn self-worth,
with boundaries so strict
an army couldn’t penetrate

How does one live
without fear of destructive ‘love,’
fear of painful and swift reprisal,
crippling self-doubt, and self-hate

How to sleep after it all…
Tell me there is a balance
between the former darkness
and the newest light
so the pendulum swing isn’t so extreme

✨Deferential Devil✨

Rare Heart

Unlucky hearts grow black
as time withers their beats
Most beat a plump red,
the dull thrum of an ordinary life
But gold lines the veins of the rare
their energy an encompassing vibration
It colors their world, enticing
the rarest heart of all,
one that sees beyond a shiny finish
to love and nurture
instead of siphon and wither

✨Deferential Devil✨