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  • sarahgregorypoetry 9w

    Blossoming Beauty

    By: Sarah Gregory

    her frolicking up
    side street alleys
    of French Quarter
    blossoming like
    hanging gardens
    on brick balconies
    frozen beauty thawing
    like jazz in spring

    swaying to lively
    music jumping up
    laughing with coy
    crowd smiling like
    French water fountains
    filled with nickels
    hope and wishes

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  • sarahgregorypoetry 9w

    Something in the Woods

    By: Sarah Gregory

    stalking your prey
    deer footprints in
    falling snow soft
    pale evening light
    gently you lurk
    by whispering
    birches maples

    chilled hair stands on
    your neck branches
    snap behind dread
    chittering below
    chattering above
    run

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  • sarahgregorypoetry 9w

    First Popcorn

    By: Sarah Gregory

    huddling around tv
    with wrinkle weatherman
    withered looking solemn
    saying tornados are out
    me too young to realize
    to fear

    grandmom bringing
    over old plastic bowl
    smelling a bit burnt
    handing me delicious
    popcorn slices of
    butter melting with salt

    curling up on grey carpet
    maybe tornados aren’t
    all that bad electricity
    popping out

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  • sarahgregorypoetry 10w

    Never

    By: Sarah Gregory

    they say keep
    a list of nevers
    of things you
    wouldn’t do
    things you can’t
    say out loud
    screw that shit

    I write all my
    pain and purpose
    I scream my
    secrets from
    hot tin roofs
    I vomit my
    feelings at you
    I will never
    say I never

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  • sarahgregorypoetry 10w

    Writer's Block

    By: Sarah Gregory

    words refuse to dance
    to any damn tune
    they sit stubborn
    wall flower pansies
    while laptop dancefloor
    hums in disapproval

    words go on strike
    inside throbbing head
    they form picket lines
    argue for more rights
    can I form a union
    against myself?

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  • sarahgregorypoetry 10w

    Forgive Me

    By: Sarah Gregory

    when I die forgive me
    for I couldn’t forgive
    myself

    when I die shake me
    for I had forgotten
    how to move

    when I die slap me
    for I couldn’t force
    myself to feel

    when I die leave me
    for I had died from
    not letting go

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  • sarahgregorypoetry 10w

    Salt

    By: Sarah Gregory

    so long
    silent fading
    haunting
    this house
    salt my bones
    burn my soul
    trapped in bedding
    make me scream
    your name last
    on dead lips

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  • sarahgregorypoetry 10w

    Sangria Sorrows

    By: Sarah Gregory

    slow guitar notes play
    lazy scorching night
    red tint after sunset
    when decaying world
    seems fire swaying
    dancing inside courtyards

    sangria honey poison
    mixing with sweat on
    her dry lips orange dress
    beautiful in Spanish
    notes strumming swirling
    decadent burning

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  • sarahgregorypoetry 11w

    Rotten

    By: Sarah Gregory

    once snow thaws
    once frost forgets
    to bite
    rotten things
    will unearth

    little lark
    broken bloody
    in cold slush
    feathers ripping
    from your chest

    decaying despite
    the avalanche
    defiant even in
    songless death

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  • sarahgregorypoetry 11w

    Lobster Longing

    By: Sarah Gregory

    tank of oblivion
    scuttling along
    blue claws bound
    listening to your
    brethren scream
    waiting your turn

    glaring into your
    unblinking eyes
    claiming damning
    you to boiling hell
    for my own selfish
    shellfish pleasure

    ©sarahgregorypoetry