Elizabeth : Writing

Daddy Wears Dog Tags

Daddy Wears Dog Tags

A Poem by Elizabeth


Daddy wears dog tags and flight boots He smells like Old spice and BDU’sWe walk through the Commissary and everyone salutesThe man that grounded..
I breathe

I breathe

A Poem by Elizabeth


cold tile is strangely comfortingwhen I am wearing nothing the cracked mirrorand rivets of blood whisper “we know what you did last night”..
Velvet Boxes

Velvet Boxes

A Poem by Elizabeth


once I had a china dollI dropped her and she brokeand it broke my heartto see her perfect face smashedthey bought me another doll that looked just the..
Trainwreck

Trainwreck

A Poem by Elizabeth


virgin white slowly fadingdarkness won’t come soon enoughmidnight musingssmoky bars and jukebox loverstequila solace twirling dance floorsmascar..
Butterflies and Kisses

Butterflies and Kisses

A Poem by Elizabeth


if kisses were butterfliesI would send them to youin the breezeyou could watch them sparkle in the sunthe way you watch the starsat midnightthey would..
Thimbles and Freight Trains

Thimbles and Freight Trains

A Poem by Elizabeth


my mind speeds roars like a freight trainsilence and stillness still make me shudderI had a plan to quiet the quietcontain the trainI had pills and bo..
Exposure

Exposure

A Poem by Elizabeth


I am sitting in the park, camera at the ready I am a vampire preserving that which should be fleetingI am at home on this side of the momentA man star..
Cracked Glass

Cracked Glass

A Poem by Elizabeth


cracked glassclick clack heels pass doorways perfect echoperfect girl catwalk hallwaysheads turnthey stopthey starethey wishthey don’t dareto as..
The Lady is a Tramp

The Lady is a Tramp

A Poem by Elizabeth


mascara lip-glossand a loaded .45car keys whiskey flaskI’m going for a driveas Frankie would saythis lady is a tramp
Serrated edges

Serrated edges

A Poem by Elizabeth


a serrated edge playing against paper skinit teases always beneathunderlyingpulsing the knowledge that all is not right reassures an already fragile ..