Depression is steel bars in my mindIt’s pretty muddy in here;Murky and thickLike a pondFrozen in time.I’m finding all sorts of jewelsThat I thought no longer existed;Did you forget those smilesYou shoved back here?These eyes are wide for a child’sBut then againIt’s not like you remember what it’s likeYou just walk along and you simply think of nowChains block them outAnd cage me inTime doesn't pass where I lurk.
Oak TreeThe oak tree’s bark is rough against my palms. I see Todd climb up into the branches with ease, rather quickly, and I pout in frustration. He’s very agile and can do so much on this island terrain, making me feel left out. I can’t even climb a simple tree without falling out first.“Come on, Rose, just grab onto the lowest branch and swing your feet up until they hit the tree. Simply pull your body weight up with your arm and voila, you’re in.”I grunt as I jump up and grab the branch, my body hanging freely. “It’s not so…easy for me…!” Todd’s laughing now, and I blush in embarrassment. “Seriously, the last time I climbed a tree was when I was like, nine. My mom pushed me around after that.”Todd rolls his eyes, unmoved by my short speech. “When you learn how to climb a tree, you should always remember how.”He grabs a hold of my wrist and pulls me up, my body weightless with his strength. &
CombatThe lair whistles with wind brushing through the entrance. The dragons curl up together and sleep peacefully despite the sound, but I listen carefully. It’s like a message; a song from the wind, and I feel it call out for me. I’ve been awake since I noticed Todd was gone, leaving his spot in his blankets blank and bare. I just met this boy a few weeks ago, and he never tells anybody where he is going or when he will be back. He just takes his dragon and flies out. Sometimes it’s for hours. It’s annoying, truly; he’s the only human I can have physical contact with and he won’t give me the time of day. He hates talking to me and he never wants to hang around me…I almost feel doomed to having no more human friends. It’ll just forever be dragons.Oh shit, what about love? It’s a thought that’s occurred many times, and even when I first met Todd. “It’s destiny,” but really I just think he’s a dickhead. He d
He will know you the bestMy emotions are there,taut,like skin,stretched over a blademade by a manwith calloused hands.I can smell fumes thatremind me of smokebut no one will believe mewhen I say thathe will burn me alive.
The claw marks match your nailsSmall hearts stand tallagainst the fire;Flames burn and scorchand lock them away in fetters;Trapped in mortal shellsreminding themeach waking daythat they will never be free.We are all but a burdenamongst ourselvescraving God's handpraying“Dear Lord please save me,”yet truly we do not seethat we cause these burns;These chains and clawswe birthed these scarsand how do you expect Him to help youwhen you cannot even see the wounds in the mirror;We are mortaland we are cursedbut God forbid you fix something for yourselfinstead of letting it all happenand wonder where you went wrong.Perhaps if yougnawed at the chainslike you gnaw at the skin of othersyou could at least think yourselffree.
Metamorphasis“Spice, I'm scared.”My hands trembled as I take my steps towards my dragon. She's curled up by the entrance of the cave, waiting for my return from the forest. I only went in to use the bathroom, so she didn't need to patrol around me. The distance was safe.She raises her head, ear-fins perked with curiosity. “What's wrong, Todd?” She sits up, front paws outstretched, ready to console me. “Is there a strange dragon on the island? Another human?”I shake my head. She's completely wrong. At this point, I think even I am not human. My voice cracks obnoxiously with my next words. “I think I'm turning into a beast.”Spice frowns. Her red eyes soften and she sighs. “Come here, Todd. I can assure you you're not turning into a monster.” Her big paws grab me from my spot and she drags me into her embrace; snuggling me against her warm, scaly chest. She dips her head so it hangs over me, almost as if getting to my level. “What m