Poems from Melissa Vires

An ode to your tongue And the lies that it spilled Dripping like blood in snow Burning like the flames Tearing through the paper The paper...
This feeling in my chest  I ask my heart what's wrong  It aches and mourns and longs  For something I can't name  I want to go back home ...
Oh, you empty skeleton of buildings  Oh, you forgotten fossils and bare bones  Where the heartbeat of steps once flowed  Like a river...
"Burn it all"  It was her only request  In a world where  Life was dead,  Hope was futile,  And love was fickle,  She learned not to bleed...
When was the last time  I looked into a mirror  And the thing looking back  With a heartbeat and a pulse  Needing air to survive  Was even...

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