Glass House

There you sit Encased in glass Volatile. Dangerous. Watching from your perch The air fairly sizzles Unsettled and frenetic Passionate Conducting from your station When your eyes fall upon me It is revealed What lay before me is both beguiling and perlious To deny it would be a folly I venture closer Excitement pricks my [...]

Hey Liar

It appears your pantaloons are ablaze again I wish I knew what purpose it serves for you For perhaps then I wouldn’t be so offended So taken aback at every turn I question my investment The time it takes for the words to spill from your lips To the time they strike my ear I [...]

Garden

The prettiest things The most delicate things We put them on display To enjoy and relish To hold dear What is a garden? Sights and scents Textures and flavours And still, so much more Designed to entice and inspire awe, They teach us patience and humility Provide sanctuary, and Give solemn respite to the weary [...]

All the Things I Should have Said on a Tuesday Afternoon

Smiles lay heavy upon our lips Our mouths empty caverns, through which jumbled alphabets clamour and spill Forming sharp stalactites and mighty stalagmites Forging treacherous paths Over time, from below and above fuse to impressive columns of silence, containing all the things never said As we grow, we tread old patterns on new paths Search [...]

Unconditionally

Months have passed. Years, really. So many sunsets. Too few words Greying ringlets spring free from a tightly gathered bun Betraying the frantic emotion buttoned under a strict façade Maybe this time I will find the words Before another fall or winter Maybe this time, before it's too late Before he tells me I'm too [...]

Piece of Me

Images and shapes sharpen into focus Then fade to blurs in the background Breath comes in puffs of smoke and steam A cacaphony of sound surrounds Disorienting and overwhelming Crashing all around Then you appear Manifested, as if from a dream Focus, Calm True An embrace A crime I breathe you in A scent so [...]

Written By Grimes: The Podcast

Hi Everyone! I am so grateful for your support over the years, especially when I decided to venture into poetry. I would like to take this opportunity to share some news. I have created an extension of this site over on Anchor.fm. I will be recording some of the poetry I have published here and [...]

Sear

The way you hold me Skin pressed to mine Breath, hot on my neck Lips sear my restless flesh Fingertips, slick with sweat, Trace tributaries along the crests and valleys of my territory Settled, curled next to one another Never before and never again to feel this way A blink of an eye; A foolish [...]

Convergence

Celestial bodies Brilliant, solitary masses grace us Together in a great coordinated dance Pause, for but a moment, in their heavenly waltz Awed, the world holds its collective breath Their convergence marks the birth of Kings and Queens Pay close attention Do not glance away Their sacred dance, a sight imprinted upon your very souls [...]