happy new year, everybody!
(enjoy the fireworks!)
sea glassshe once found a shardsea glass by birdlu
of sea glass. it was dark and
smooth and clouded, and
it smelled of salt and
wind, so she kept it under
her pillow always.
a lost soulhe was born with emeralds for eyesa lost soul by birdlu
and a storm brewing in his chest.
his mother said he was an angel.
and his father dubbed him a fighter.
since then his eyes have faded to grey
and the storm in his chest has quieted.
his mother calls him "a lost soul"
and his father just sighs.
i call him my hero
and he doesn't understand why.
his grey eyes reflect his own tortured world
and i don't know how to save him.
serbian mermaid.in five years i want to move to georgiaserbian mermaid. by estallidos
or serbia or atlantis and start a family,
name my children after odd numbers
and teach them russian lullabies and
the art of manipulating those you love.
in five years i want to marry you, but
i don't know if you like odd numbers,
or even if you like me all that much.
maybe you'd like me if i tell you
that i'm a mermaid, but i'm not
and you can always tell when i am lying.
in five years i want to be seventeen,
but wishes don't work like that.
in five years i want to be on a plane
and i want the plane to crash
into the ocean and i want everyone
to be okay except me, but if i were
a mermaid i would be okay too.
i could just swim away.
in five years i want out of this bed.
in five years i want to be crowned
queen of lowercase letters.
in five years i want you to say,
"you are the best thing that has
ever happened to me," and mean it.
in five years i want to either be dead or a poet,
but i really mustn't get my hopes up.