substantial

she had not stars
but galaxies
in her eyes

and her mouth
(when it wasn’t spilling
poetry and dirty words)
was pure electricity

she never painted
inside the lines
because she was too busy
sketching the masterpiece
that was her life 

she lived by one rule—
love. 

and while she may have been
a lot to handle
you will learn that she is
everything
to lose

 

February 6, 2020