Friday, July 31, 2009

paint by numbers

"stay in the lines.
create something pleasant.
follow the colours,
marked by the numbers."

"But painting's too fun
to stay in the lines
i'd rather be different
and this colour's ugly"

from the ripe age of four
she's got it all figured out
understands more than most
in an entire lifetime.

beauty rest

you're quite the masterpiece.
you don't need a mouth to smile,
you don't need tears to cry.
you're perfect just the way you are
and you never need to try.
leonardo couldn't do as well
as i have seen tonight.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

"you make me feel like a princess"

quite a lot actually.


you're my flashlight in this dark
a master of manipulation
the way you make me feel okay
even if its not.
you never can tell
what lurks in the shadows
but in the chance its you,
i'll welcome them with open arms.


but this is anything but normal for a teenage girl.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

let me un-bore you

i'm not boring.
overly loud and obnoxiously entertaining.
i swear.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

{insert rain here}

you're so perfect
my life was knocked out of me
you're so perfect
my soul was knocked out of me.

just a body
i'm hanging limply
just a body
a shell of myself.

i don't mind
as long as my soul is smiling
i don't mind
as long as its smiling {with yours}.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

lost in a familiar place

no reception,

no way of communication.

i'm lost without you.

back off world.

here i come.

i missed you.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

walk lightly

we all walk a fine line between dark and light
make sure you know where you're treading
try to stay afloat.
look left. look right.
there's only one future ahead.
photo: darkroom. original on the right, negative on the left. 2009.


as my eyes fell shut
and my mouth would close
i used to dream of days like this:
days that were endless
with you at my side
holding me closer
where i couldn't hide.
days become nights
as nights become days,
they all seem to bleed the same
one is another, as another is one
but you are my heart
and our hearts beat as one.

open your eyes,
i'm already here,
staring back
with nothing to fear.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

sleeping in my clothes

like moths in the light
i can't help but burn out.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happy Bunch Crunch

the three of us are like snap! crackle! pop!
pretty faces. smiling faces.
put us on a box
this happiness should be shared.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

heaven underwater

pass me an anchor
tie it to my foot
overboard is only two steps away
lets take three.


transparency with a twist

you see right through me

beneath the glass

below my eyelids

lays a blank movie screen

replay my memories.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

1, 2, 3, 4...

everything was easier then.
everything was harder then.
everything was luxury then.
everything was free then.
everything was new then.
everything was old then.
everyone was a stranger then.
everyone was a friend then.
everything was normal then.
everything was strange then.
childhood awaits.

Friday, July 3, 2009

i miss you already

your light shines so brightly
i'm almost blinded
but i can see you
with my eyes closed.
photograph by stephanie rotz