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She who converses with monsters.
Kayla.22.Poet

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Seriously considering cutting my hair off for locks of love.

How to love a poet:

dear-poetry:

Expect them to be flawed,
a field of wild flowered-
imperfections, sticky
metaphors
& an inability
to speak.


Love them anyway.

 

Know that when they look at you
they are noticing the little things.

Your smile,
the sound of your voice,
the laugh lines—


bruises.

 

Know
that they know
you are walking
freeverse—

de-formated
prosetry
on the tip of their
tongue,

& they can give you
the best sort of
nicknames.

Stand tall—
Don’t hand them
something to write about;
just be you.

 

Promise not to fall in loves

with yourself,

 & please,


forgive them
for writing about you
years, & years
after your eyes
no longer give their words
a second glance.

How to love a poet:

Expect them to be flawed,
a field of wild flowered-
imperfections, sticky
metaphors
& an inability
to speak.


Love them anyway.

 

Know that when they look at you
they are noticing the little things.

Your smile,
the sound of your voice,
the laugh lines—


bruises.

 

Know
that they know
you are walking
freeverse—

de-formated
prosetry
on the tip of their
tongue,

& they can give you
the best sort of
nicknames.

Stand tall—
Don’t hand them
something to write about;
just be you.

 

Promise not to fall in loves
with yourself,

 & please,


forgive them
for writing about you
years, & years
after your eyes
no longer give their words
a second glance.

Cat…what are you doing?

Cat…what are you doing?

So, I’m kind of freaking out…for reasons.

My writing idol, the one man I look up to and been poetically in love with since the moment I read his first poem, IS JEALOUS OF ME AND MY WRITING.

no fucking way.

Instead of writing today, I went to the shelter and played with all the kitty cats! I’m debating on getting a friend for Willow because I’m gone for long periods of the day and she gets really stressed out. This is Mariah, a nine month old kitten. She’s calm as can be and loves being held. I might, might pick her up on Monday, but another family is interested in her and she’s on hold until then. I just wanted everyone to see how pretty she is! C:

Instead of writing today, I went to the shelter and played with all the kitty cats! I’m debating on getting a friend for Willow because I’m gone for long periods of the day and she gets really stressed out. This is Mariah, a nine month old kitten. She’s calm as can be and loves being held. I might, might pick her up on Monday, but another family is interested in her and she’s on hold until then. I just wanted everyone to see how pretty she is! C:

I’m finally home from the hospital, and dads recovering in a local nursing facility. During all of this I missed an entire week of NaPoWriMo, and I’m so disappointed about that! :( I’m going to try and catch up some today, hopefully! Hope you guys don’t mind a bit of poetic spam!

Anonymous asked:
Your hair. ASLKDOSIUOBUIWN NO ONE'S HAIR SHOULD BE SO PERFECTLY GORGEOUS. Although I'm glad it is for you because you're gorgeous too <3 hospitals kind of suck after a while, don't they?

After 18 days, hell yeah! And who are you oh beautiful Anon? :)

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31crowns:

Reading the poetry of friends! Check out her page at dear-poetry

Another reading, this time it’s my second NaPoWriMo poem! :D
I find your voice…sexy? Idk, but this reading is cool!

Have my hospital selfie, guys! Redyed my hair last night. Loving it!

Have my hospital selfie, guys! Redyed my hair last night. Loving it!

31crowns asked:
Howdy. I know a thing or two about recording, and the person who read your poetry got me thinking. Are there any of your poems in particular you'd like to hear read?

Hmm, I don’t have any in particular. If you happen to have a favorite? That would be nice! :)

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laverrepixies:

Part 2/2 of me attempting to read poetry out loud. You can find the poem here  and the author’s tumblr hereKayla is one of the most inspirational writers I have ever come across and this is one of my favorite poems of hers. They always mean so much to me and I kept having to redo this because I would mess up so horribly. I just wish my voice was pretty enough to give more meaning to her wonderful words. 

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laverrepixies:

Part 1/2 of me attempting to read poetry out loud. You can find the poem either here and the author’s tumblr here. Kayla is one of the most inspirational writers I have ever come across and this is one of my favorite poems of hers.They always mean so much to me and I kept having to redo this because I would mess up so horribly  I just wish my voice was pretty enough to give more meaning to her wonderful words.

My girl Bridget reading my poetry. This is her first reading she’s ever recorded, and she chose to read my work! Yay
Anonymous asked:
Can I ask what the inside joke was for your poem "hyenas make the best lovers?":) it was very pertinent to my life, hyena lovers, and I'm curious what your connection was there. Amazing poem, too.

It sort of an abstract reference to my own life. Wolves/coyotes howl to the moon. Hyenas laugh toward the earth. Female hyenas are dominant pack members to even the highest ranking male. Plus they just really interesting animals. C:

Anonymous asked:
Are you ok?

I’ve gotten a lot of questions like this since yesterday. I’m fine, personally. But I had to go back to the hospital with my father, 3 hours away from home. They were supposed to take out his chest tube and his staples. however, it looks like we will be going home yet again in a couple days and be back here again a couple weeks in the future. This is pretty ridiculous, but we are going with the flow. :/

-kayla