Four Poems

Description: these are four poems about lack. I have nothing else to say but I need to make the description longer because I hate how the previews look with poems.

.1

Tough luck on the‌‌
big break - where your‌‌
legs move strangely
‌‌and you can’t quite walk
‌‌like you used to but

Shuffling up this big hill‌‌
like Sisyphus isn’t
‌‌so bad now

you’ve got a job
‌‌and you don’t need to skip meals
‌‌so much, sometimes you can‌‌
order take out

.2

I took the sleeping pills‌‌
I found a urine sample

in the bathroom‌
‌I don't know who's it is

‌‌I tell myself

I'm not required‌‌
To think of you just yet

.3

I watched flowers grow
‌‌down my lovers spine‌‌
they blossomed in the snow
where we grew ivy and thyme‌‌

Now she's a bird and captive
through the spring
‌‌they told me she was sleeping
and they would not let me in

Help me Jorinde‌‌
I can still hear you sing
‌‌in the castle in my dreams‌‌
I can taste you when I sleep

raking up the leaves‌‌
you feel close enough to reach
I'm begging for a clue‌‌
send a prophetic dream‌‌

Summer burns away‌‌
in vision spots and light‌‌
air combusts
the water‌‌ turns
to hydrogen and fire‌‌

Hold me like a mirror‌‌
they said I was alone
‌‌baptised me in the river‌‌
and skipped me like a stone

Help me Jorinde‌‌
I can still hear you sing‌‌
in the castle in my dreams‌‌
I can taste you when I sleep

.4

let's talk about
chickpeas

they get so much
bigger when you
wash them

and they taste
so good
cooked