Unproductive

via Daily Prompt: Tea

It’s nearly midnight. My eyes burn from staring at the same assignment for hours on end. My mind is fraying; scorched at the ends (a matter of time before it explodes).

The pages blur, focus, blur.

Time trickles by. I’m the only one awake. It’s quiet (suffocating).

The teapot sits before me. Steam overflows out of my mug.

The pencil stays untouched.

Discordance

via Daily Prompt: Harmonize

 

A resounding crash

A clatter

The pounding of fists on doors

Windows

 

Cracking glass

Cracking masks

Fake

 

Discordant cries

That once harmonized

 

Scattered piano keys

Scattered red strings

That once tied them together

 

Rotting hearts

Left alone too long

That stopped reaching out

A millennia ago

 

Pounding fists

On doors that closed

A millennia ago

 

Cracking glass

Pushed back

Thrown away

Again

 

Wait

The wind whispers

As it throws them apart

Yet again

Spiderweb Tightrope

via Daily Prompt: Savor

 

I’ll savor every moment of being a child

While I still can

 

Before the sun makes me bloom

Without consent

 

Before I stand in the center of a spider web

With paths in all directions

And one just a little thinner than all the rest

 

Of course I’d pick the tightrope

 

But I can handle sleepless nights

And loose change rather than bills

If it means the tightrope isn’t broken

Yet

Minty-Fresh

Em had seen hair chalk at Walmart and, of course, had to buy it. He said that his dark hair would never work- but mine? Perfect (well, according to him).

I walk out of the bathroom with green streaks in my – now straight – hair. Em grins and shoots me a thumbs up.

“I like your minty-fresh hair.”

To be honest, I don’t know if I should sigh or laugh. So I do both.

 

I’m alive! Sorry about that unplanned 2-week hiatus, I’ve honestly been crazy busy with little to no free time. However, I’m attempting to get back on track. Just please don’t expect daily updates for a bit, okay? ^^ Love y’all, thanks so much for reading~