she wears her hair in her eyes
and hides her teeth
she calls them,
with a flair in the front)
behind the palms of her hands.
and it drives him crazy
because when she laughs,
she covers it with a cough
and she never raises her voice.
of weeds in the crooks of his elbows
and stars in the depths of his grin,
but he just doesn't understand her.
she cries over wilting roses
and dissects teddy bears for the stuffing inside,
but she never searches for a heart in the mess.
she never searches for love,
and he wonders if maybe
she doesn't realize that she should.
He laughs at the graveyard of teddy bears
as he holds her in his arms, trying to
understand all of her whispers.
Wanting her to notice him differently
(through love-struck eyes and
But he notices the tears she
fails to hide underneath her bangs
and the ways
she constantly hides her unique
and lovely teeth from his gazes.
He wants to give her all his love,
but she appears to cast it away
and hides in self-conscious thoughts
and drifts farther into her tortured memories.
she feels him slip away
and she clutches at thin air
before falling to her knees.
she paints her mouth crimson
and pretends she smells a rat,
but the world never understands
that her upturned nose is not meant to be offensive.
she just hopes the pain in her neck
will distract her,
will keep her eyes from pouring tears.
and it drives him crazy
because when she cries,
she does it silently
and she never lets him know.
she trails kisses down his spine
and murmurs of long-lost heartaches,
but he never catches on.
she hides her emotions
behind a glittery mask
and the stardust she keeps in her eyes,
but she doesn't do it on purpose.
she just doesn't know how to let him in.
He slides away from her
when the feeling that he receives
from her grows cold, all the heartache
that she emits drives him crazy sometimes.
All that he wants it to be closer to her
but when she pushes him away,
he feels like she wants to be left alone
with her heartbroken memories.
He tries to soothe her with his fingers lightly
running up and down her back, but when
she pulls away and hides her face behind her
glittery mask, he frowns and lets a tear fall.
He feels her wanting to break through
her own walls, but every time that she gets
close to doing so, she retreats back deeper
and deeper; running away from him.
Frustration is starting to set into his
actions, and even though he doesn't want
to be abandon her, he knows that his
emotions can't handle much more of this.
He just wants her to love him,
no strings attached.